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New Hrabowski Fund for Innovation Awarded to Kerri Evans

The Educational Journey of Immigrant Children: An Interdisciplinary Course Using Gamification and Role-Play (Implementation and Research Grant) — A multidisciplinary team led by Kerri Evans (Social Work) will create, implement, and evaluate an interdisciplinary classroom activity (board game) which will be used in a new course (using gamification and role-play) that will help advanced level UMBC students to prepare for their careers in educational settings after graduation. The content of the game and course focuses on the immigrant experience in the U.S. from pre-Kindergarten to college, and ways that UMBC students who will become service providers across multiple disciplines can advocate for inclusion, and welcome and dismantle racism in our schools. The team aims to actively engage UMBC students in the game development process, beta testing, and in the course itself. They will evaluate the project using pre-post tests and focus groups.

Congratulations to Dr. Evans!

Posted: September 20, 2021, 12:07 PM