This program focuses on the introduction and rapid development of web publishing skills in students, so that they can competently create and publish original content to the internet without having to first learn how to code. DCP:WP focuses on building foundational comfort with the overall processes of planning, designing, and developing a fully-functional responsive website. As students complete the milestones in this course they are encouraged to experiment with features and concepts for their website. This discovery process not only builds new and existing STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH) skills, but also acts as an on-ramp to further exploration into learning how to code a website or web application. Additionally, DCP:WP is meant to integrate directly into Project Based Learning (PBL) as a direct student deliverable or as a journal of their PBL process.
Participants complete a single-page or multi-page website consisting of multiple blocks of content. This website will work on computers, tablets, and mobile phones.
By following frameworks for developing their content, participants can clearly articulate the goal for their content, and how they will communicate it. They then build the website using an innovative website builder.
While simply sharing information is useful, particpants include ways for their website visitors to engage with their content. Through the use of forms or other social media methods, students create a website that users will return to.
The last phase of the program involves presentations by participants about their problem statement and their approach to solving it through their created website.
Saint Peter's University Institute of Excellence
21st Center Community Learning Center
"I made a website!! Thank you for helping and caring."
"That I made a website."
"Make a website."
"It was awesome."
“Coding is quite easy, but it takes a struggle.”
"It is so fun. You will have a good experience."
"The program is amazing and you should take it."
"DCP is about using teamwork to make a website that solves a problem. I think computer coders everywhere will be inspired by this program."
"I really really enjoyed this program. You have the funnest time ever. You will have a wonderful experience."
"It's easy to use and can be helpful for any topic or project."
"Don't knock it til you try it. Creating your own website is awesome."
"My most favorite memory from DCP was getting to know each other."
"I like this class."
“It is very cool.”
"It's fun and you will like it. If you try it, you'll love it."
"It was very interesting and it's easy to do."
"It's really fun and amazing to do. It's more than just a project...It's also your life"