About the Computer Science for All project

 

Preparing K-5 Teachers to Integrate the Computer Science Standards of Learning in Inclusive Classrooms to Support Students with High Incidence Disabilities

How do multiple stakeholders collaboratively refine and develop effective and sustainable professional development related to the integration of computer science in K-5 inclusive classrooms to support students with high incidence disabilities? 

OUR OBJECTIVE

Researchers will generate a usable, comprehensive model of professional development to support computer science integration in elementary instruction for all learners, with an emphasis on supporting students with high-incidence disabilities (i.e., learning disabilities, emotional or behavioral disorders, mild intellectual disability, high-functioning autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder).

To create this model, researchers will work in partnership with a large public school district in Virginia. School personnel will use a Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR) process to refine an effective professional development model to support elementary teachers in inclusive classrooms in integrating recently mandated computer science standards into math, science, and literacy instruction in ways accessible to students with high-incidence disabilities.  

Instruments

TBD

Timeline

October 2018 to late-September 2021

Click below for proposed artifacts 

Contact

Amy Hutchison
George Mason University

Jeff Offutt Anna Evmenova
George Mason University
Kristie GutierrezJamie Colwell
Old Dominion University