New Science Pathways Will Provide Computer Science Opportunities Across the Science Curriculum

Hands-on experiments are important learning experiences in the science classroom, but what if the phenomenon is too small, too large, too slow, too fast, too expensive or too dangerous to experiment with in the classroom? Or, what if there is no classroom, and labs are inaccessible due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Scientists use computer models, […]

Computer Models for Simulating Phenomena

Project GUTS:  Using, modifying, and creating computer models for simulating phenomena appeared in the October, 2018 edition of Science Scope. (Project GUTS Computer Models Article) Author: Raja Ridgway Summary One specific way to integrate CS thinking and skills into the science classroom is through modeling with computers. Computer simulations allow teachers and students to model […]

Online PD for Computer Science Teachers

EDC and University of Oregon research and implementation related to online professional development for the Exploring Computer Science curriculum will be featured in Computing in Science Engineering: Online Professional Development for High School Computer Science Teachers: Features that Support an Equity-Based Professional Learning Community (see pre-release article). Authors Joanna Goode, Kirsten Peterson, Joyce Malyn-Smith, and […]

Gender Inclusive Instructional Design Strategies

Online Professional Development for Computer Science Teachers: Gender-Inclusive Instructional Design Strategies was honored as a Best of RESPECT, 2019 paper and featured in the special edition of The International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology’s edition, Re-Imagining Who Does STEM? (link to article) Authors: Joanna Goode, Kirsten Peterson, and Gail Chapman Abstract Computer science (CS) […]

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