Grades 3rd – 5th
OpenWorld Learning (OWL)’s original program focuses on engaging elementary school students through a fun and challenging after-school program. The Elementary Program is offered after-school, 4 days a week for 3 hours a day. Students in the program are able to expand their reading, writing, and math skills through the use of an innovative technology-focused curriculum.
Students in the Elementary Program learn advanced technology skills that include animation, Internet research, multi-media presentation, and computer programming. They learn these skills by creating projects in MicroWorlds— a child-friendly, multimedia authoring tool that uses Logo, a computer programming language developed at MIT. It is striking to see the creativity and ingenuity of our students as they use the LCSI MicroWorlds computer programming software to create personally meaningful projects in art, animation, multi-media presentation, interactive software, and game design.
Where We Are:
OWL serves the following elementary schools for the 2016-2017 school year through our educational afterschool programs:
- Archuleta Elementary School
- Colfax Elementary School
- Eagleton Elementary School
- Edgewater Elementary School
- Ellis Elementary School
- Garden Place Elementary School
- Lumberg Elementary
- Munroe Elementary School
- Smith Elementary School
- Stevens Elementary
- Wyatt Academy
We are pleased to be a part of the Denver Afterschool Alliance. The Denver Afterschool Alliance is a citywide collaborative of community stakeholders working together to ensure Denver youth have access to quality afterschool programs and enrichment opportunities that will help them achieve success now and in the future.
For 2011 – 2016, OWL received the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Seal of Alignment, the gold standard in measuring digital literacy in students for curriculum and student assessment.