The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded New York University's (NYU) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development grants worth more than $4 million for research to improve computer science and computational thinking in elementary and middle schools.
Two grants will promote computational thinking and computing activities in the classroom by integrating computing in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, as well as STEM content in computer science education.
NYU Steinhardt will receive a $2.5-million grant to develop a year-long fifth-grade science curriculum with a concentration on English learners that adds computational modeling, in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards.
Meanwhile, $1.25 million will go to the Research Alliance for New York City Schools in support of a collaborative project to help elementary school teachers integrate computer science and computational thinking into their regular science classes via maker pedagogy.
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