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Accessible CS Education through Evidence-based Programming Languages with Andreas Stefik

In this interview with Andreas Stefik, we discuss the importance of using evidence-based programming languages, problems with the lack of replication in CS education scholarship and academia in general, the importance of designing for accessibility and disabilities, lessons learned designing Quorum (an accessible programming language and platform), and much more.

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Computational Thinking for Youth in Practice

In this episode Jared unpacks Lee et al.’s (2011) publication titled “Computational thinking for youth in practice,” which provides examples of how middle and high school youth engage in computational thinking and introduces the “use-modify-create” framework (a three-stage progression through computational thinking).

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Designing an Equitable and Sustainable Computer Science Education Program

As computer science continues to grow, it is expected to outpace other fields in job opportunities, with a projected 3.5 million computing jobs open in the US by 2026 (1). Computing jobs pay more than double the average US salary (2). But today, only 40% of all schools (and an even lower percentage of elementary schools) teach computer programming or coding (3). This is the case even though nine out of ten parents surveyed want their child to learn computer science (4).

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Promoting Equity and Activism in Computer Science Education with Kim Wilkens

In this interview with Kim Wilkens, we discuss embracing failure, encouraging activism and community impact through CS and technology, supporting marginalized gender identities in CS, and much more.

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Complete List of Lesson Plans

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Unplugged Resources

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Lesson Ideas and Resources

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Remote Learning Resources

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