Alliances, Consortia, and Communities of Practice | CS@AIR
Because computer science is a new, exciting, and frequently evolving subject in schools, there is a growing recognition that not a single person or entity has all the answers, resources, or solutions. Alliances and communities of practice are models of collaboration that have become popular in many computer science education circles.
CS@AIR supports several alliances, consortia, and communities of practice. We serve various roles depending on the focus, organization, and membership, including as a facilitator, expert consultant, or evaluator.
CS for All Teachers is a virtual community of practice, welcoming all teachers from PreK through high school who are interested in teaching computer science. Managed by AIR for nearly a decade, it provides an online home for teachers to connect with one another and with the resources and expertise they need to successfully teach computer science in their classrooms.
Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education (AiiCE)The Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education (AiiCE) aims to increase the entry, retention, and course/degree completion rates of high-school and undergraduate students from groups that are historically underrepresented in computing through evidence-based, identity-inclusive interventions. Funded by NSF and led by Duke University, AiiCE’s collective impact approach to broadening participation convenes national leaders in K-16 CS education to transform high-school and postsecondary CS education using innovative strategies that target the people, policies, and practices that directly impact student entry, retention, and course/degree completion. AIR acts as the external evaluator of the alliance.