CSC News

July 26, 2017

NSF Supports the Teaching of Computer Science to High School Teachers

Tiffany Barnes, Professor of Computer Science at NC State, and Glenn Kleimann, Executive Director of Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, have been awarded $326,480 in supplemental funding to support their project entitled “Scaling a Rigorous CS Principles Curriculum:  A Supplement to Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC) in New York City STEM-CMSP”. The Educational Development Center via National Science Foundation is funding the project.  Total funding is now $568,967.

The award runs from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018.

Abstract - In recent decades, coding has evolved from a professional activity of a few million developers to a near universally-needed skill. However, there are still fewer than 2000 teachers prepared to teach computer science to high school students. In this supplement we propose to engage 162 teachers in BJC professional development and Train the Trainer workshop.


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