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  1. Mary Fries
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  3. Curriculum/Instructional Materials Designer
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  1. Brian Harvey
  2. http://cs.berkeley.edu/~bh
  3. Teaching Professor Emeritus
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  5. University of California, Berkeley
  1. June Mark
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  3. Managing Project Director
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  1. Aankit Patel
  2. Associate Director of Computer Science Academics
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  4. NYC Department of Education

Bringing a Rigorous Computer Science Principles Course to the Largest School ...

NSF Awards: 1441075

2016 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 9-12

The Beauty and Joy of Computing project is adapting a UC Berkeley computer science course for AP Computer Science Principles with the goal of helping under-represented students enjoy and succeed in computer science. The course uses Snap! (a complete, visual language) to teach the programming topics required for the AP exam and several additional topics including recursion and higher order functions. The text “Blown to Bits” and current events about technology are used to support classroom discussions of the social implications of computing. The curriculum is being piloted and refined through a partnership with schools in New York City as well as elsewhere in the US.

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