Computer Science Education 2. 0
Across the U.S., there is increasing awareness of the importance of computer science skills and knowledge and the need to make computer programming part of educational curriculum nationwide. Since 2003, the ITEST program has been funding programs and research aimed to expose youth from populations underrepresented in STEM to computer science, engineering and programming, to the computational thinking and habits of mind needed in a global knowledge economy.
Below are selected ITEST computer science-focused projects, publications, and curricular materials that provide a rich history of what the ITEST program has achieved in this area.
For additional computer science education resources, check out the CS10K community page. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and maintained by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the CS10K Community is a component of NSF’s CS10K initiative, which seeks to have 10,000 well-trained computer science teachers in 10,000 high schools across the United States.
You can also join the Hour of Code campaign, which takes place between December 7-13! For more information and to host or participate in an event, visit: http://hourofcode.com/us