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
Jeff Braun, Montana Tech; Tim Olson, Salish Kootenai College; Hunter Lloyd, Montana State University
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.