The DevTech Research Group at Tufts University directed by Prof. Marina Umaschi Bers, is partnering with Boston Public School (BPS) and Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) to conduct research and professional development with regard to the “Coding as Another Language” Education Innovation Research (EIR) grant from US Dept of Education (grant #U411C190006), which explores the integration of coding and computational thinking in K-2 classrooms. The project utilizes the free ScratchJr programming language, co-developed by Dr. Bers, which is currently widely used all over the world by around 32 million children, and the pilot-tested curriculum, “Coding as Another language (CAL)”. This curriculum aligns the integration of computational thinking and computer science with learning about math and literacy, through a collaborative, project-based process. Through this partnership, the project seeks to accomplish three goals

This work is funded by the US Dept of Education (grant #U411C190006) and by the Scratch Foundation