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ERIC HSU

San Francisco Unified School District

SF CALL

NSF Awards: 1649277

2018 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades K-6, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Undergraduate

SF CALL (Computing for All Levels and Learners) has the mission to nurture equitable K-20 computer science career pathways within public education systems. SF CALL brings together a partnership of San Francisco State University, San Francisco Unified School District, and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

At the K-12 level, CSME supports SF Unified School District in becoming the first large urban school district to implement a preK-12 CS curriculum in their CS for All initiative. CS faculty provide professional development workshops for district teachers, and pedagogical support for CS majors who serve as classroom assistants directly in district middle school CS classes. SFSU CS faculty also collaborate with district staff to develop the K-12 CS curriculum.

CSME also supports the development of CS coursework for in-service CS teachers so they can develop their knowledge and add a supplemental authorization to their credential in CS teaching.

At the transition from high school to college, the SFSU Metro Academies provide intensive mentoring for at-risk students in CS related majors at SFSU and City College of SF, the two most common colleges attended by SFUSD students.

In college, SFSU has developed innovative supplemental instruction workshops for difficult bottleneck CS courses. These workshops are taught by pairs of near-peers, successful upper-division students. This model has been proven to increase grades and student success. CS faculty are revising the pedagogy of these courses by infusing more problem-solving and design projects into the CS curriculum.

At the transition from college to industry, SFSU has partnered with the SF Chamber of Commerce and the South SF city government to develop industry internships for CS students.

 

 

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