Roosevelt High School's DigMe students tour campus
Students from Minneapolis Roosevelt High School's DigMe program visited the Twin Cities campus last week. The DigMe program partners with University of Minnesota faculty and students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (Cynthia Lewis, professor of literacy eduction; Cassie Scharber, assistant professor of learning technologies; and doctoral students Jessica Dockter, literacy education; Lauren Causey, literacy eduction; Bjorn Pederson, learning technologies; Brian Lozenski, culture and teaching).
Scott Redd (African and African-American Studies) and Anise McDowell (K-12 Outreach, CLA) collaborated on the planning of the campus visit and created many opportunities for the Roosevelt students to "see themselves" on campus as future Gophers. Led by two CLA Future Scholars, students toured the Black Student Union and LaRaza in Coffman Memorial Union, as well as the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence. Lunch was sponsored by the Office for Equity and Diversity. Highlights of the visit included attending classes in African history and theatre, learning about digital media practices in one of the University's active learning classrooms, and shaking hands with President Bruininks.
The DigMe Digital Media Program mission is to empower students to think critically, build meaning, and demonstrate their understanding across all subjects by applying college preparatory, project based learning using digital technologies.