Global Center for Equitable Computer Science Education

Spring 2023 GPOD Recipient

Jennie Chiu (Education)

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, UVA-WISE, 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.