• David Webb (Co-PI)


This is a four-year ITEST scale-up project aimed at developing Computational Thinking (CT) with 200 teachers and 15,000 middle school students in nine states' diverse learning environments, such as urban, remote rural areas, and Native American communities. Embedded in existing computing education and STEM courses, the project-developed curriculum, Scalable Game Design, introduces students to CT through game design and advances them to STEM simulation design. The study's key goal is to determine the extent to which the use of three models of PD for teaching CT support classroom teaching and student learning, motivation, and performance.


  • St Vrain Valley School District
  • Adams 12
  • Aurora Public Schools
  • DSST campuses
  • Pueblo 60
  • Pueblo 70
  • Granby
  • University of Missouri Columbia
  • St Louis Schools
  • Kansas City Schools

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