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

This research project is funded by the National Science Foundation (CNS-1639841) and the Gianforte Family Foundation.

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 summer Professional Development classes to 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;
  • Assessing and evaluating our activities via educational research.