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Work

We connect content, programs, and digital platforms to establish a
powerful culture that engages learners. These principles guide our work:

  • Learning loves play
  • Making is learning
  • Human interaction, above all
  • Agency supports identity
  • Technology is a thinking tool

Learning Design

We focus on competency, literacy, and dispositions for success in a digital age. We design original, project-driven learning content that helps youth build their ability to create technology with purpose, while exploring computing, electronics, games, design, and more.

Mouse believes that learning technology is no longer about basic engineering, computation, or information alone, but building the skills and senses to apply technology creatively to make a positive impact in the world around them.

two male students presenting their prototypes

Connect students’ interests to skills and expertise

One male and one female student dressed business casual in front of their project board

Apply skills to address local and global issues

Group of students working on creating turbines

Engaging lessons and projects for group and individual work

two female students working together on building circuits

Build digital age literacies through problem solving and iteration

Mouse Create

Mouse Create is our online learning platform designed for young people to build the skills they need to apply design and technology creatively to the world around them.

Our projects and courses help educators build an environment for learners to explore, deepen, and practice creative and technical identities over time.

Educators from schools, community centers, and afterschool providers partner with Mouse to integrate Mouse project curriculum into their programs and classes, choosing from courses that cover circuitry, game design, web literacy, coding, green technology, and more.

Courses

Fixers, makers, designers, and media experts establish the foundations of digital age skills using courses that fit best with their interests and resources. Courses accelerate positive youth development outcomes, build practical expertise, and helps educators learn alongside their students.

Click on each course below or see more detail in our Courses Overview.

Mouse Design League

Mouse Design League is a design and technology program in which high school students create inventions to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Design League members develop creativity, problem solving, and collaboration skills, and build confidence in designing technology with purpose. See our recent projects!

Mouse has been running its Design League program for more than 10 years for NYC High School students. With the support of the National Science Foundation, we launched our first Design League in the Bronx with DreamYard in Fall 2017.

Our Learning Platform

Take a look at Mouse Create!

Screencast of demo playlist on the Mouse Create platform

Educators and youth can select from many competency areas and create playlists that include the projects that best align with their learning and youth development goals.

Image of six Mouse Digital Badges

Youth will receive digital badges through Credly to recognize their accomplishments, which they can share on social media networks and college applications. Learn more about our Mouse Digital Badges.

Screencast of Project Gallery on the Mouse Create platform

When youth upload their work on Mouse Create, they can publish to a project gallery to share their work with others and provide feedback on projects submitted across the network.

  • Group Playlists
    Screencast of demo playlist on the Mouse Create platform

    Educators and youth can select from many competency areas and create playlists that include the projects that best align with their learning and youth development goals.

  • Progress & Achievement
    Image of six Mouse Digital Badges

    Youth will receive digital badges through Credly to recognize their accomplishments, which they can share on social media networks and college applications. Learn more about our Mouse Digital Badges.

  • Project Gallery
    Screencast of Project Gallery on the Mouse Create platform

    When youth upload their work on Mouse Create, they can publish to a project gallery to share their work with others and provide feedback on projects submitted across the network.

Connect With Us

Connect with our community of educators, connect with our Mouse family members, and more.