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Laurel J. Felt

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Laurel J. Felt is a PhD candidate at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, specializing in 21st century learning. She is an Instructional Design Specialist with the USC Joint Educational Project, one of the largest service-learning organizations in the country. From 2010-2012, Laurel was the lead Research Assistant for USC Project New Media Literacies. She has co-authored journal articles and book chapters and, with various partners in Los Angeles, Dakar, and Mumbai, co-created curricula that both enrich youths' social and emotional competence and leverage diverse media.

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Superheroes and Mathematics: Playing and Programming for the Future, Part 2

We explore what happened when designers and programmers from educational design company GameDesk collaborated with 6th graders at the PlayMaker School in Los Angeles.
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Game-Based Learning: Playing and Programming for the Future

What if school was fun? And what if this fun facilitated rich, meaningful learning? We explore what happened when designers and programmers from educational game company FutureBound collaborated with students from South L.A.
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Hacking for Gold: South L.A. Youths Code Towards a Better Future

An intensive 12-hour hack-a-thon provided students the opportunity to learn and utilize coding skills to build websites.
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Circles: Healing Through Restorative Justice

The day-long exploration of Restorative Justice at Mendez Learning Center in Boyle Heights, began with the query: "Who or what inspires you to be your best self?"
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