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? 


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.