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CT4EDU: Broadening Pathways into Computing by Developing Computational Thinking Competencies in Elementary Classrooms

CT4EDU is a National Science Foundation funded project  to design, implement, and assess a high-quality, integrated curriculum, and professional development that supports elementary school teachers in embedding computational thinking (CT) into their classrooms. This is a Research Practitioner Partnership (RPP) project between Michigan State University, Oakland Schools, and American Institutes for Research. The project will use a Network Improvement Community approach to identify problems of practice and points of opportunity in curriculum/teaching practices where CT can intersect with science and mathematics at the elementary level. We will focus on supporting teacher development of computational thinking skills to embed CT in grades 3-5.