Computational Literacies Lab

Chris Proctor awarded NSF grant to study community-based, justice-oriented approaches to designing K12 CS

Dr. Chris Proctor was awarded nearly $300,000 to form a research-practice partnership with Lockport City School District exploring two long-standing challenges in scaling up access to high-quality secondary computer science (CS): the lack of high school CS course offerings and the lack of qualified CS teachers. This project will explore the hypothesis that there are benefits to designing solutions for both problems at the same time, based on the key insight that both problems depend on building a broadly-shared vision of how and why computer science will become part of the school. Follow this project here.