Michael Berson

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About Me (Bio)
Michael J. Berson is a Professor in the College of Education at the University of South Florida (USF) and a Senior Fellow in The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship. He coordinates the USF College of Education Ph.D. Program in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Social Science Education and serves as the course lead for Elementary Social Studies Education. He also holds affiliate faculty status in USF's Learning Design and Technology Program.

This project will develop, test, and refine a "train-the-trainer" professional development model for rural teacher-leaders. The project goal is to design and develop a professional development model that supports teachers integrating culturally relevant computer science skills and practices into their middle school social studies classrooms, thereby broadening rural students' participation in computer science.