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Phone: 303-832-0066
360 Acoma St
Ste 102

Denver
Colorado 80223
USA
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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.

Mission:
OpenWorld Learning supports children's school success by tapping the power of digital technology and peer teaching to develop leadership and ignite a love of learning
Results:
We are currently providing programs in 6 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 2 licensed sites a the Denver School of Science and Technology(DSST). Summer camps are also provided to the children that we serve.

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01/19/11
My experience has with OWL has been fantastic. Working for a company that supported them in one of the schools, I got to know the program. Then I enrolled my child who is thriving in the program and loves. I would reccommend OWL... more »
01/18/11
Open world learning has been wonderful for both of my elementary aged boys. They are experiencing computer programs that they would never have had access to. The atmosphere is fun and supportive and we love the opportunity to be involved in the program... more »
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01/17/11
My 10 year old son has been participating in Open World Learning (OWL) for the past semester at Park Hill School. While his school does provide some computer classes, they are very limited and do not at all address programming. He loves attending OWL and is learning Microworlds and Scratch ... more »
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