CodeVA receives NSF Computer Science for All (CSforAll) Grant “Equipping for Praxis: Advancing Computer Science Teachers Through Endorsement”
19 September, 2022
The 3-year, $999,968 project award will be co-led by a Researcher-Practitioner Partnership (RPP) consisting of education professionals and researchers from CodeVA, James Madison University, Richmond City Public Schools, Norfolk Public Schools and Fairfax County Public Schools. The RPP will design and implement professional development (PD) for Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers in Virginia and lead them to computer science (CS) endorsement. The project will be overseen by Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Perry Shank (CodeVA), and co-PIs Teresa Cole (CodeVA), Dr. Christopher S Mayfield (JMU), and Shelita Hodges (Richmond City Public Schools).
PI Perry Shank says of the collaborative nature of the RPP, which pairs university research professionals and classroom teaching professionals:
“The approach is essential for elevating the voice of educator practitioners so that designed solutions are rooted in the experience of their individual contexts.”
— Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Perry Shank, CodeVA