Build IT: Girls Developing Information Technology Fluency Through Design. Annual Report Year 2


Koch, M. et al. (August, 2007). Build IT: Girls Developing Information Technology Fluency through Design. Annual Report Year 2. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.


SRI International and Girls Incorporated of Alameda County (Girls Inc.) are collaborating to create and implement Build IT, an after school and summer youth-based curriculum for low income middle school girls (sixth, seventh, and eighth grades) to develop IT fluency, interest in mathematics, and knowledge of IT careers. Build IT, a cornerstone of the Girls Inc. middle school program, is a problem-based curriculum that capitalizes on girls’ interest in design and communication technologies and incorporates performance tasks for IT fluency assessment. The curricular, professional development, and assessment materials developed during this NSFfunded 3 year project will reach 150 girls initially and be portable to 1,500 Girls Inc. program sites that reach more than 600,000 girls annually.

The Build IT team is developing a coherent portable program for girls to learn about, design, and
use information technologies in IT activities

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