Computing Principles for All Students’ Success (ComPASS)
Principal Investigator: Alexander Chizhik. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Funding period: January 2012–2015.
Seeking an effective strategy for building a computationally savvy
21st century workforce for US global leadership, this project will
establish a multi-pronged, flexible, scalable training and support of
instructors to teach a CS Principles course targeted to all students
entering post-secondary education, thereby accelerating implementation
of broad-based, inclusive, and motivational education in computing
foundations and computational thinking for all students in San Diego
high schools. The ComPASS project seeks to springboard Southern
California students into computing education, impacting ~5000 students,
105 pre-service teachers, and 19 in-service teachers. Leveraging UCSD’s
successful pilot of the CS10K project’s proposed AP CS Principles, we
will build local capacity and competency in teaching this course in the 2
leading San Diego-area universities, 5 local community colleges, and 15
local high schools.