“Georgia Computes!” has the goal of improving and broadening computing education across the state of Georgia. Through the “Institute for Computing Education @ Georgia Tech (ICE@GT)” (http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/ice-gt), hundreds of high school teachers have participated in professional development over the last six years to prepare them to teach one of Georgia’s high school computer science courses: Computing in the Modern World, Beginning Programming, Intermediate Programming, and Advanced Placement: Computer Science Level A.
The CSLearning4U effort (http://home.cc.gatech.edu/csl/CSLearning4U), is developing new kinds of electronic books to help high school teachers learn computing at a distance. In addition, the project is running an experiment with high school teachers where we are comparing two different ways of helping them to learn how to use App Inventor via text and video instruction.
Project Website: http://coweb.cc.gatech.edu/ice-gt
Principal Investigator: Mark Guzdial, Georgia Tech