Developing Inclusive K-12 Computing Pathways for the League of Innovative Schools (Computational Thinking (CT) Pathways)
Computational Thinking Pathways are system-wide, K-12 pathways supporting equitable participation in computational thinking. This project researched and developed a toolkit to help school and district leaders establish CT Pathways in their districts.
Computational Thinking for Next Generation Science
In the project Computational Thinking for Next Generation Science, we engaged with five school districts across the United States to develop sustained professional learning opportunities integrated with micro-credentials to build capacity to integrate computational thinking into middle school science. This project developed a toolkit with Look fors, prompting questions, classroom examples, student rubrics and tools to support teachers to integrate computational thinking into their practice.
Tough as Nails, Nimble Fingers Research Practitioner Partnership
Tough as Nails, Nimble Fingers is a research-practitioner partnership wIth the goal of establishing a clear, competency-based K-8 pathway in which computing and computer science principles are offered to two of Kentucky’s most underserved, rural school districts.
STEM+C PreK: Developing the Next Generation of Problem Solvers
This collaborative project aimed to identify the CT skills that align with the abilities and interests of preschool children (ages 3-5) and co-design resources that link to math and science and promote learning both at home and school.
Science Projects Integrating Computing and Engineering (SPICE)
SPICE is an NSF STEM+C project to develop an NGSS-aligned, project-based curriculum unit that integrates Earth science, engineering, and computational thinking for upper elementary students. The team conducts classroom studies to gather evidence of student learning across STEM disciplines.
Computational Modeling for Integrating Science and Engineering Design: Model Construction, Manipulation, and Exploration (CMISE)
CMISE will conduct design experiments in elementary and middle school classrooms to better understand the impacts of computational model construction, manipulation, exploration activities on student learning and teachers’ instructional practices in science and engineering design.
Include Neurodiversity in Foundational and Applied Computational Thinking
Funded by the US Department of Education’s Education Innovation and Research program, INFACT is a consortium of university and non-profit partners developing and implementing a comprehensive set of computational teaching and learning materials for children who are neurodiverse in grades 3-8.