The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) propose to pilot a Girl Scout Episodic Volunteer program that will engage "episodic volunteers" who work for short or reoccurring periods of time with GSUSA to deliver CT/CS activities, helping to build pathways to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers.
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa proposes to develop a new model for preparing preservice teachers to realize the CSforAll goal of scaling computer science education to tens of thousands of schools. The project will expand an existing research-practitioner partnership to support preservice Secondary Mathematics students.
The primary goal of the small strand, K-14 project "Collaborative Research: Identifying Participation Barriers to Computer Science Education in Rural Mississippi" is to develop a researcher-practitioner partnership (RPP) to identify barriers to participation in computer science education in high poverty, rural areas of Mississippi.
This project presents an alternative model to computer-assisted CS education that allows for schools and districts to implement CS/CT education for all students, particularly girls, by focusing on "unplugged" gameplay in school libraries using boardgames as a foundation for CS/CT lessons with computers in classrooms.
This proposal will address the K12 Pathways strand and will develop sustainable CS pathways in rural and tribal schools by leveraging an existing RPP in order to introduce CS to all students early in school. This will provide multiple opportunities to engage with CS during K12 and achieve identified learning outcomes.
This project focuses on computational thinking and computer science education for emergent bilingual learners. The research will examine how emergent bilinguals and others participate in language and literacy use in and outside of school and use that knowledge to inform the development of computer science curricula.