Center for Evolving Computer Science Education (CS@AIR)

In the 21st century, computer science is both an academic discipline and a fundamental literacy. CS@AIR builds, uses, and leverages evidence to ensure that every student has access to inclusive and high-quality CS education.

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Over the last 20 years, computing technologies have become critical and pervasive parts of the lives of all teachers, students, and adults. Accordingly, providing high-quality computer science education to every student is an urgent need. Computer science education will support students to become not only proficient users of technology to shape and enhance their own lives, but also creators of technology that can serve the needs of their families and communities.

If you are interested in partnering with CS@AIR, please reach out to us and tell us about your interests and needs. Thank you for your interest in working with us!

CS@AIR is a group of passionate and dedicated researchers and technical assistance providers working to improve and broaden access to computer science education nationwide. Our project teams leverage expertise in computer science, instructional design, culturally responsive teaching, STEM learning, and a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods to answer questions and develop resources of interest to computer science education stakeholders.

We partner with state departments of education, school districts, practitioner organizations such as the Computer Science Teacher Association, and others and tailor every project to the needs and interests of our partners.

    Our Work

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    At CS@AIR, we believe that computer science is both an academic discipline and a fundamental literacy in the 21st century. Our portfolio of projects illustrates how we build, use, and leverage evidence to ensure that every student gets access to inclusive and high-quality CS education.

    Our projects include

    Please visit our project pages to learn more about our work.

    Joey Wilson
    Principal TA Consultant
    Katie Rich
    Senior Researcher
    Ryan Torbey

    CS@AIR | Key Work Areas

    Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships
    Evaluation Services
    Micro-credentials and Educator Professional Learning
    Alliances, Consortia, and Communities of Practice