How to Start Podcasting

How To Start Podcasting While Very Busy was written by Cliff Freeman, a very busy Ph.D. student with the aspiring podcaster in mind. This book provides many key considerations a future podcaster needs to keep in mind as they begin their podcasting journey. This book has detailed playbooks for equipment, software, organization, launch, growth strategies, and free guest scheduling templates. By the end of this book, you will have all the knowledge needed to start your very own podcast!


NSF STEM Video Hall: Building Capacity in Computer Science

Building Capacity in Computer Science (CS) Education and Student Near Peer Classroom Mentorship is a research-practice partnership between The Young People’s Project (YPP), Boston Public Schools, Bootstrap, and Boston University. Our project aims to increase the number of computer science teachers by designing, evaluating, and iterating on a professional development model that includes trained “College STEM Literacy Workers” who work alongside teachers in the classrooms. The goal of this project is to provide professional development for BPS teachers that uses a culturally responsive and sustaining classroom model of instruction developed by the Young People’s Project and the Algebra Project which integrates Bootstraps CS curriculum into existing 9th-grade algebra 1 classrooms. 


Near-Peer Pedagogies for Culturally Sustaining Computer Science and Mathematics

In this study, College STEM Literacy Workers act as co-teachers in 9th and 10th grade classrooms alongside mathematics teachers as they both learn to integrate a 30-hour integrated computer science/mathematics curriculum. As part of the curriculum for educator learning, we adapted the Algebra Project’s “Model of Excellence” for culturally relevant-sustaining pedagogies. We used the framework to explore how teachers understand College STEM Literacy Workers’ contributions in the model as well as College STEM Literacy Workers’ own experiences in the classroom. We found that while teachers and College STEM Literacy Workers did not individually instantiate the model of excellence, they were able to achieve its constituent components between them. We explore differences between teachers and College STEM Literacy Workers and the ways in which they worked together. We end with implications for a new model of excellence.


Lurch Forward: Eliminating Caste in American Classrooms

Chapter 2: Written by Cliff Freeman, this chapter presents a historical account of the Young People’s Project (YPP), from its founding in 1996 to its pioneering efforts to position young people from historically disadvantaged communities as assets in creating innovative solutions in math education. The chapter provides an in-depth description of YPP’s efforts to answer the question, “What and how much do young people have to do to help get Jim Crow out of education in the U.S.?” The chapter concludes with step-by-step guidance for starting a YPP in your community.

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