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February 14, 2014

Boyer Working with Wake County Schools on Computer Science Curriculum

Dr. Kristy Boyer, assistant professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $14,038 by the Wake County Public School System (WCPS) to support her research proposal entitled “Developing a K-5 Computer Science Curriculum.”
The award will run from January 1, 2014 to May 15, 2014. 
Abstract – While great resources have been committed to developing computer science curricula at the university and high school levels, much less time has been devoted to developing curricula for younger students. The time is ripe to extend effective computer science pedagogy into the elementary realm. This project will develop and pilot a six-week elementary computer science curriculum focusing on problem solving, creativity, and computer science principles.
For more information on Dr. Boyer, click here.

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