Global Center for Equitable Computer Science Education

Fall 2022 GPOD Recipient 

Jennifer Chiu (School of Education and Human Development, UVA)

Camilo Vieira Mejía (Universidad del Norte, Colombia)

This project aims to understand how to make computer science education equitable and accessible for learners across cultural, social, and economic contexts. Researchers from the University of Virginia and the Universidad del Norte in Colombia will collaborate to investigate computing education through three main activities: (1) conducting classroom research to understand how CS learning happens in elementary contexts in Colombia and the U.S.; (2) Providing professional development (PD) opportunities to teachers and investigating effective PD practices for integrating CS in elementary classrooms; and (3) developing and providing accessible and low-cost computational tools for young children.