Openworld Learning Overview
Target demographics: OpenWorld Learning serves approximately 500 3rd-8th grade students in the Denver metro area every year. 58% of OWL students are male and 42% female, 92% qualify for Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program, 89% are minorities with 62% being Hispanic, and 44% are English Language Learners.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 500 Denver Public School students receive over 55,000 hours of program contact hours. These hours include learning computer programming and leadership development.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Spend time in the classroom assisting students with computer programming, homework or physical fitness activities while providing general mentoring. Volunteers can also work with our Lego robotics team during the Fall or judge our annual TechFair in the Spring.
Geographic areas served: Denver Colorado
Programs: Elementary School - 3rd-5th graders are challenged to complete computer programming projects using the Logo and Scratch programming languages developed at MIT. The teaching methodology/curriculum used is based on the constructivist theories.
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