Category of Impact:
The KCI is a thought leader and convener of the partners in the grant. We are responsible for the coordination and development of professional learning activities.
Finding ways for all students to have equitable access to instruction in CS and CT is a concern for our
local schools. The Researcher Practitioner Partnership (RPP) will address these areas and the overall goal of building the capacity of the RPP and broader network to effectively study, implement, and refine CT classroom activities that develop CT Practices of Abstraction and Algorithmic thinking and that promote the positive identity of Latinx girls around these subjects.
This goal is linked to the following Project Objectives:
- Objective 1: Further establish and support an RPP that provides teachers with experiences that develop knowledge and skills needed for effective teaching of CT (Abstraction and Algorithmic Thinking) and assessment of these CT Practices.
- Objective 2: Develop CT activities for 4th & 5th grade that are culturally responsive, promote positive identity among students, particularly Latinx girls, and that focus on skill development specifically in the area of Abstraction and Algorithms.
- Objective 3: Assess the effectiveness of the curricula towards improving positive identity and math achievement in classrooms serving predominantly minority youth in the 4th and 5th grades.