Welcome to the ARI Intel Computer Clubhouse's Clever Program website! Here you will find information on the Clever Tacoma initiative and updates as the project develops.
The Intel Computer Clubhouse and our Clever programs revamp the way youth learn and live and provides them with vital 21st century skills. These skills require youth to become technologically fluent. We also realize that computers, software, and networking do not, by themselves, lead to the development of technological fluency. In creating the Clubhouse and Clever programs, we needed to consider not only new technologies, but also new forms of social interaction, new types of activities, new areas of knowledge, and new attitudes towards learning. We stand on four core principles that guided the development of the Clubhouse and Clever. These principles, which we learned from our colleagues at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, span multiple dimensions: "social, pedagogical, technological, epistemological, and emotional". In creating new learning environments, all of these dimensions are important.
Our program enables youth to create unique inventions, documentaries, animations, kiosks, interactive stories, games, music, and animation on DVD and for the web. The format is centered on an "active learning" approach that is, a highly collaborative, hands-on environment, with extensive use of networked laptops and desktop experiments. Activities at the Clubhouse and Clever vary widely, from constructing, engineering and controlling LEGO robots facilitating learning in math and science, designing and orchestrating virtual dancers, to filmmaking, reading classics like Othello. But these varied activities are based on a common framework: engaging youth in learning through design.
December 5th in Tacoma Washington. Intel corporation and First WA have collaborated to offer scholarships for teams interested in being involved. More information can be found at www.firstwa.org. For information about First, go to http://www.usfirst.org/community/fll
New Donors Join
AAUW and Horner Foundation has joined our prestigious list of donors. Find out about AAUW at http://www.aauw.org.Visit the Horner Foundation at: http://thehornerfoundation.org/donations.html
The Allen Renaissance Inc. and The Intel Computer Clubhouse's Clever Program have been awarded $1.3 million dollars from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to support the renovation of The Allen Place and Clever Program's Discovery and Invention Center.
The Cleverkids are making a difference in the world
Click here for more on the ARI Discovery Center.
We are connected to our world through our contributions to organizations in Ghana West Africa.
In 2009, we will begin investigating how we can help Darfur, Sudan http://www.ushmm.org/conscience/alert/darfur/contents/01-overview/.
We want to give back to our soldiers by initiating our “Train the Vet” program in March 2009.
Cleverkids win at Tacoma’s First Lego League Competition
The Cleverkids worked at Gault, Stewart and Jason Lee middle schools teaching other youth to design and program robots to meet 21st century challenges. For more information on the Tacoma challenge go to www.firstlegoleague.org.
The Clever programs has expanded its Math, Science, Engineering and Technology program into six schools. The program is now offered at Stewart, Jason Lee and Gault middle schools as well as Lincoln, Stadium and Curtis high schools.
Teens at Clever’s Robotics Program take their wireless robots to a challenge
Students at Stadium, Curtis and Intel Computer Clubhouse work with Engineers from Boeing and programmers at Microsoft to design and program a robot that wirelessly moves around via joysticks to pickup and through things around.
Adobe Awards the Clever Film Makers
Adobe has awarded the Clever film makers to have hopes of entering their film on Global warming to the Sundance Film Festival.
The video will be coming soon to this site.
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Clever Kids Take Part in Water Study
Intel Computer Clubhouse Clever kids took part in EPA sponsored water study. To view the findings go to http://www.wwmd.org.
Wells Fargo Joins Our Partnership
Wells Fargo Charitable Foundation has joined our partnership of funders. Our community of learners thank all of you.