Boise State University (BSU), in cooperation with local high schools and the Idaho Technology Council (a state-wide organization of industry, research, educators, investors, and government), proposes to develop and implement a comprehensive program -- IDoCode -- that will provide high quality CS preparation for high school teachers. Its primary goal is to significantly increase the number of teachers prepared to teach CS in the state of Idaho, and its secondary goal is to increase the number of Idaho high school graduates that are motivated to pursue a CS degree and career. The project leverages two existing degree programs at Boise State: the IDoTeach program (a UTeach replication program designed to increase the number of secondary math and science teachers in the state of Idaho and its surrounding region) for preservice teachers, and the Master of Science in STEM Education for in-service teachers. IDoTeach will prepare teachers to teach the AP CS Principles curriculum, creating CS pathways in both programs. The resulting CS prepared teachers will be further supported through face-to-face workshops, mentoring programs, support from industry, professionals, and online resources. BSU along with local industry partners will work to recruit inservice teachers and high school students (potential preservice teachers) to the programs. The project will create a blueprint for states such as Idaho to provide high quality CS preparation high school teachers.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS)
Type
Standard Grant (Standard)
Application #
1339403
Program Officer
Janice E. Cuny
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2014-03-01
Budget End
2017-02-28
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$992,067
Indirect Cost
Name
Boise State University
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
boise
State
ID
Country
United States
Zip Code
83725