This project is developing and testing a set of 12 curriculum modules designed to engage high school students and their teachers in the process of applying computational concepts and methods to problem solving in a variety of scientific contexts. The project perspective is that computational thinking can be usefully thought of as a specialized form of mathematical modeling.
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Andrea Weinberg is a Research Coordinator and PhD candidate at Colorado State University’s School of Education. As part of her duties, she is the lead researcher for The Value of Computational Thinking Across Grade Levels project. Andrea has contributed to a variety of NSF-funded projects and has expertise in research methodology and experience with all phases of the development and implementation of evaluation and research studies to examine the effectiveness of STEM programs and initiatives. Before pursuing a PhD, she was a high school special education teacher. Besides working and studying, Andrea enjoys yoga, running, hiking, and sewing.