Grant will fund pc science curriculum built for Native American children

A grant from the Countrywide Science Foundation will support the progress of a new laptop science curriculum at Killip Elementary Faculty in Flagstaff, designed especially for Native American college students. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with the project’s lead researcher Morgan Vigil-Hayes about how the curriculum will train computer system science skills by tackling a acquainted trouble: deficiency of Web entry.

Why is there is a require for laptop or computer science curriculum which is tailor-made to Indigenous American pupils?

Right now, Indigenous American college students are some of the least represented in, not only in higher schooling systems for personal computer science, but also in personal computer science connected job fields and jobs. A good deal of the evidence coming out of training research is displaying that there’s a actual have to have for them to be uncovered to pc science significantly earlier than superior university.

Explain to me about the curriculum you are producing for Killip University right here in Flagstaff.

The curriculum really arrived out of a analysis venture that I was involved in…The undertaking was focused actually on collaborating with some of the Pueblos north of Santa Fe, and the concentration was bridging digital divide issues…. Lots of of the maps about World wide web connectivity have been actually inaccurate. They had been demonstrating that there have been a ton of destinations that experienced excellent LTE cell broadband coverage, that any human being off the streets could inform you, this is not true…. We realized, this is a fantastic chance to get people engaged in a civic science project… and I observed that kids ended up definitely incredibly interested, due to the fact this was a little something that impacted them on a everyday basis… they were being incredibly linked to the challenge, but it also aided give a feeling of advocacy: I can accumulate some info, place some figures to this difficulty. Back to the unique question, our curriculum is actually based on this action of measuring exactly where is the Internet at, and all the point that go into comprehension why those people measurements could

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Grant program seeks applicants for arts and culture projects

“We recognize the challenge many organizations face who do not have a professional grant writer on staff,” said Culture Works president and CEO Lisa Hanson, in a release. “We want to remove funding barriers for the many emerging organizations that are creating amazing arts experiences in our community, and we’re grateful to have such a strong and dedicated partner supporting these efforts in Montgomery County.”

Organizations interested in applying are encouraged to attend a free virtual info session at noon Wednesday, Feb. 9. Details about the session in addition to the full grant guidelines can be viewed at cultureworks.org.

To apply for a Special Projects Grant:

  • Applicants are encouraged to attend a free, virtual grant information session at noon Wednesday, Feb. 9. Details and a link to register will be posted at cultureworks.org.
  • All organizations must submit an online Intent to Apply form by Friday, March 4 indicating the proposed activities, the amount requested, and their nonprofit status. The form will be available at cultureworks.org starting Wednesday, Feb. 9. Culture Works and the MCACD will review all Intent to Apply forms for eligibility.
  • Eligible organizations will receive an invitation in March to complete the online grant application. The deadline for submission will be Wednesday, April 27.

An independent panel of arts administrators, artists and other community leaders will review applications and evaluate each proposed project’s artistic quality and community impact, as well as the administrative capability of the applicant organization. Funding decisions will be made during a virtual public panel meeting in late June.

Full eligibility requirements, guidelines and the Intent to Apply form for the Special Projects Grant program will be shared at cultureworks.org under the Apply For Funding tab.

For more information about grant opportunities available through Culture Works, visit cultureworks.org or contact grants manager Karen Maner by email at [email protected]

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Last year’s Special Projects Grant recipients were:

African American Visual Artists Guild: Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms

Bach Society of Dayton: Renewed – A Celebration of Paul Laurence Dunbar

City of Vandalia: Vandalia Mural Project

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