-Identify teaching and learning challenges specific to learning differences (i.e., specific learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders) in the Code.org Computer Science Principles instructional materials, and CS classes more generally;
-Develop adjustment recommendations for the instructional materials to address those challenges; and
-Pilot the adjustment recommendations with students who have learning differences at Wolcott School in their 2016-17 AP CSP course.
A key intention of our work is to share what works and why with CSP curriculum developers and CS teachers, to equip them with research-derived strategies to proactively address student needs specific to learning differences.
"The computer science (CS) education field is engaging in unprecedented efforts to expand opportunities in K-12 CS education, and to broaden participation of those students traditionally absent from CS. A…