CS for All + Research-Practice Partnerships Workshops

March 01, 2018 9:00AM to March 02, 2018 12:00PM
Professional Development
Research + Practice Collaboratory
Hosted by: 
Research + Practice Collaboratory & Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Funded By: 

Computer Science for All Research-Practice Partnership Workshops
A partnership between the Research + Collaboratory, University of Washington, Northwestern University, and UCLA.

The Computer Science for All program solicitation from the National Science Foundation focuses on the importance of researcher-practitioner partnerships (RPPs) in supporting computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) education. Specifically, the program solicitation states:

RPPs aim to strengthen the capacity of an organization to reliably produce valued CS and CT education outcomes for diverse groups of students, educated by different teachers from varied organizational contexts. The focus is on succeeding when implemented at scale. These studies have less prescriptive research designs and methods, with research occurring in rapid, iterative, and context-expanding cycles. They require deep engagement of researchers and practitioners during the collaborative research on problems of practice that are co-defined and of value to researchers and education agencies, for example, a school district or community of schools.

Due to the success of the 2017 workshops in building capacity for Computer Science for All (CSforAll) partnerships, proposals, and implementation plans, the partners will be repeating the research-practice partnership (RPP) development workshops in early 2018. Both established and new research-practice partnerships are invited to apply. In the workshops, teams will focus on developing their partnership project and learn about a new framework for evaluating research-practice partnerships.

Workshop Dates:

  • February 5-6, 2018: Los Angeles, CA, co-hosted by UCLA
  • March 1-2, 2018: Chicago, IL, co-hosted by Northwestern University