Data Visualization to Support Junior Fair Decisions in Light of Covid-19

The novel coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the world over the past year. The 4-H Youth Development program has been uniquely affected. Overcoming the obstacles of Covid-19 left many public leaders and policy makers scrambling for a responsible plan to protect the health and safety of 4-H participants, families, and spectators. The Marion County (Co.)Continue reading “Data Visualization to Support Junior Fair Decisions in Light of Covid-19”

Are you a Computational Thinker?

Computational thinking is a method of problem solving that helps computer scientists prepare problems for digital solutions. But, it can be practiced in a variety of ways—beyond computer science! Participants will learn how they are computational thinkers, how these practices fit into other activities, and how to develop computational thinking practices with youth. Limited to:Continue reading “Are you a Computational Thinker?”

Cracking the Code: Engaging Girls in STEM

Gender equality in education is an ongoing concern worldwide and specifically in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Because of sociocultural stereotypes associate STEM with males, the perception acts as a barrier that prevents females from developing and pursing an interest in STEM (Master & Meltzoff, 2017). Many young women are missing the opportunityContinue reading “Cracking the Code: Engaging Girls in STEM”

You ARE a Computational Thinker

Jeannette Wing, defines computational thinking as “a way of solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior by drawing on the concepts of computer science.” However, thinking like a computer scientist means more than being able to program a computer. While computation governs the world around us, the concept of computational thinking is an unfamiliarContinue reading “You ARE a Computational Thinker”

Beyond the Standards of Success

Marion County is one of 39 counties in Ohio with a poverty rate equivalent to or higher than the state rate of 15.4 percent. Alone, Marion City has 36.5 percent of its youth in poverty. Marion Matters, a non-profit organization focused on leadership in developing and sustaining pathways out of poverty through education and support,Continue reading “Beyond the Standards of Success”