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Democratizing Computer Science in Urban Schools

Author: 
Goode, Joanna
Issue Date: 
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Description: 
This presentation will provide an overview of the three-tiered strategy for democratizing computer science in Los Angeles Unified School District: professional development, student outreach, and the development of curricular materials to support a year-long, college-preparatory computer science course for high school students. The session will discuss both the challenges embedded in the efforts to make computer science more accessible for underrepresented students as well as the successes that have been accomplished through this university-district partnership over the last several years.
Keywords: 
level 2 curriculum, urban schools
Education Levels: 
Middle School
High School
Intended Audience: 
Educator
Type: 
Instructional Material : Lecture/Presentation
Publisher: 
CS&IT Symposium 2008
URL: 
http://csta.acm.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/sub/CSIT08Presentations/Good...
CSTA Classification: 

CC.L3A

Resources for a CS course at Level 3A (grades 9-10)

CC.PS-01

Promotional Ideas, such as for recruiting students and presenting parent information nights

CC.PS-03

Equity Issues: strategies for broadening participation of females and members of under-represented populations

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