On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, authors of the Building an Operating System report presented their findings in a special webinar.
Watch that webinar here.
Building an operating system for
Computer Science Education
Stories from the Field
“Stories from the Field” shares the experiences of people from four communities who
have acted locally to
advance computer science education nationally. The sites represent a range of
locations, institutions, and strategies that demonstrate some of the different
pathways others can take to further computer science education in their own
communities. University faculty, curriculum developers, district administrators,
teachers and others share their perspectives, their successful strategies, their
biggest challenges and offer insights and recommendations for others.
In April and May 2013, researchers interviewed 3-7 individuals per site. The
interviews began with a single, primary leader who then recommended others to
participate. Researchers also reviewed effort artifacts and on-line resources.
In 2008, a group of computer science teachers decided to change the computer
science offerings available for Chicago students. Through the experience of trying
(and failing) to secure NSF funding to support their effort, the group built and
maintained relationships with district leaders, university professors, and
The state of Alabama is a pioneer in the effort to expand and improve computer
science education for students. With many partners and collaborators, Jeff Gray, an
associate professor in the computer science department at the University of Alabama,
leads a variety of initiatives for students and training opportunities for teachers on...read more
The computer science effort in Georgia put down its roots about a decade ago and
eventually led to computer science counting towards graduation statewide, four
courses in computer science based on national standards, several computer science
summer camps and weekend workshops for students, computer science teacher...read
The goal of the CS4EDU project at Purdue University is to create new pathways for
undergraduate education majors to become computationally educated secondary
teachers. This includes a joint effort between faculty in the Department of Computer
Science and the College of Education to create a Computer Science Teaching...read more