Growing Computer Science Curriculum, Diversity, and Teacher Preparedness across Montana

This research project is funded by the National Science Foundation under grant no. CNS-1639841.

Lead-PI:  Yolanda Reimer, University of Montana

Co-Is:
Lisa Blank, University of Montana;  Jeff Braun, Montana Tech;  Hunter Lloyd, Montana State University;  Tim Olson, Salish Kootenai College

To achieve our goal of broadening the CS curriculum in Montana's high schools, we are engaged in the following activities:

  • Offering Professional Development in the Joy and Beauty of Computing and Mobile CSP for Montana high school teachers;
  • Providing dual credit and advanced placement (AP) opportunities to students who achieve success in these courses;
  • Developing a network of high-school teachers from Montana who are working towards fluency in computational thinking and programming;
  • Creating on-line resources to support the cohort of Montana HS teachers;
  • Engaging underrepresented groups, women and Native Americans in particular;
  • Assessing and evaluating our activities via educational research.