Bringing a Rigorous Computer Science Course to New York City engages us in reconstructing UC Berkeley’s Beauty and Joy of Computing curriculum for high-school use, creating teacher support materials and professional development, and scaling the curriculum citywide, with equity and inclusion as central goals. Contact June Mark or Paul Goldenberg.
Broadening Participation of Elementary Students and Teachers in Computer Science is an EDC partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education to help Grade 1-6 teachers integrate computational thinking and computing into courses to prepare students to thrive in a world driven by technology. Contact Joyce Malyn-Smith.
Integrating Computational Thinking: A National Workshop will bring together thought leaders in education and computing at EDC to define the characteristics of computational thinking within disciplines and across grades, identify appropriate grade-specific assessments of computational thinking to measure student learning, and make recommendations to integrate computational thinking in pre-service teacher education. Contact Joyce Malyn-Smith or Sarita Pillai.
Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN)—which we co-lead with Google and lead key task forces focused on computer science education standards development, curriculum, and professional development—seeks to ensure all students have a strong foundation in computing, a STEM workforce essential. Contact Jim Stanton.
Massachusetts Exploring Computer Science Partnership engages EDC and our partners in expanding the Exploring Computer Science course statewide to reach students from underrepresented populations, designing and scaling an effective PD model to support all teachers, and bringing together technology business leaders with teachers and students to help them understand the value of CS careers to the economy. Contact Joyce Malyn-Smith.
Online Professional Development for Exploring Computer Science engages us in designing online learning experiences to prepare a large, diverse group of high school teachers to implement the successful Exploring Computer Science (ECS) curriculum with their students. Contact Joyce Malyn-Smith or Kirsten Peterson.