Southern Oregon Computer Science for ALL (SOCSforALL)

Computer science teacher with young students

Researchers focused on integrating computational thinking into the K-5 instruction of general elementary and elementary bilingual teachers in southern Oregon developed a researcher-practitioner partnership (RPP) with funding from the National Science Foundation. The RPP, SOCSforALL, grew out of a 2015 collaboration.

AIR was the evaluation partner on SOCSforAll, which included Southern Oregon University, the Ashland School District, and the Phoenix-Talent School District. The project focused on:

  1. Moving from initial collaboration to a fully-formed networked improvement community that meets regularly and engages in three cycles of improvement;
  2. Piloting a summer institute that supports its first cohort of elementary teachers;
  3. Co-creating lesson plans that integrate computational thinking into elementary subjects; and
  4. Building prototype instructional materials that districts can use to engage elementary teachers, whether they are early adopters of computational thinking or reticent to implement.
Joey Wilson
Managing Director
Dominique Bradley headshot
Senior Researcher