Founder and Executive Director of the Stanton/Heiskell Center for Public Policy in Telecommunications and Information Systems, Helen Birenbaum spearheads Project Stretch, a computer-based literacy program for middle/high school students, their teachers, parents and principals.
Since 2000, Project Stretch has been implemented at schools and community centers throughout NYC. During this time, staff, teachers and students have developed and implemented activities and projects that involve student participation in 21st Century electronic literacy practices.
To see some of the courses that have been developed and implemented in the Stretchmoodle, visit the Sample Courses section of the Stretchmoodle. These courses include a critical look at entertainment by middle schoolers, a high school introduction to sociology, and a course that helps students green their school.