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Building Capacity in Computer Science Education and Student Near Peer Classroom Mentorship

Clifford Freeman, PI

Building Capacity in Computer Science Education and Student Near Peer Classroom Mentorship is an RPP collaboration that aims to increase the number of high school computer science teachers by designing, evaluating, and iterating on a professional development model that uses culturally relevant pedagogy and integration into mathematics classrooms.

An Equity-Focused Approach to Integrating Physical Activity and CS Education for K-8 Learners

Jamie Payton, PI

This project explores how to engage students in computer science and whether students are more engaged in, motivated by, and successful at computational thinking learning objectives if these objectives relate to data that is relevant to them: their physical activity, their interests, their environment, and, importantly, their own collected data. This project expands and strengthens the Project SMART RPP.

Leveraging Computational Thinking to Increase Computer Science within Elementary Classrooms

Bentley Sayler, PI

This project will support 4th and 5th grade teachers in providing engaging CS/CT experiences for all students and does so within the context of their math and science instruction by introducing computational thinking within elementary math and science, where the investigators have identified the leveraging of CT within math and science as a strategic way of increasing student exposure to computer science in elementary grades.

Increasing Massachusetts Partnerships for Advancing Computational Thinking in Pre-K-5 Classrooms

Mia Dubosarsky, PI

This project aims to broaden pre-K-5 students' participation in standards-aligned and culturally responsive CT by co-planning and co-designing multidistrict efforts to develop standards-aligned and culturally responsive professional development (PD) that integrates CT into the PK-5 curriculum and instruction.

Collaborative Network of Grades 3-5 Educators for Computational Thinking for English Learners

Mark Warschauer, PI

Building on a successful Research-Practice Partnership that developed an innovative curriculum to meet the needs of Hispanics and English language learners, this project will iteratively research and develop an approach for teaching computational thinking to a large number of students who are Hispanic and English learners.

Supporting participation of underrepresented youth in computing using tangible computational craft kits

HyunJoo Oh, PI

This project will develop tangible computing kits to allow students to observe and work with otherwise invisible computing concepts and principles. The project will support inclusive participation in computing by providing learners with these new kits and activities based on culturally-relevant pedagogies.

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