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"We want to bring computing to all, but which all do we mean?" ask Kathi FislerShriram Krishnamurthi, and Emmanuel Schanzer, co-directors of Bootstrap, one of the nation's leading computer science literacy programs, in a recent BLOG@CACM post. "There’s one natural interpretation —probably the one imagined by most of the general public ...

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Bootstrap Announces A New STEM Education Model That Combines Computing, Modeling, And Physics

Bootstrap, one of the nation's leading computer science literacy programs, co-directed by Brown CS faculty members Shriram Krishnamurthi and Kathi Fisler (adjunct), continues to extend its reach. Bootstrap has just announced a partnership to use its approach to building systems to teach modeling in physics, an important component of the Next Generation Science Standards ...

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Bootstrap Plays A Key Role In CS4RI Expansion Of CS Education In Rhode Island

Bootstrap is a computer science literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries whose founders include two Brown CS faculty members, Kathi Fisler (adjunct) and Shriram Krishnamurthi. Starting today, it's playing a key role in the new Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI) effort, which brings together a coalition ...

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Bootstrap Partners With Infosys Foundation USA, Creating Scholarships For CS Teacher Education At The Newly-Launched CSPdWeek

Bootstrap is a computer science literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries whose founders include two Brown CS faculty members, Kathi Fisler (adjunct) and Shriram Krishnamurthi. It's just announced a new partnership to increase the reach of K-12 CS education by providing educators with new ways to teach ...

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BDH Praises Bootstrap's Contribution To Improving CS's Accessibility And Diversity

A recent Brown Daily Herald editorial about Bootstrap (a CS literacy curriculum used by 10,000 students in 17 states and five countries) strikes a note of appreciation: pride in the project's reach, in its efforts to be inclusive and effect cultural change, and in the fact that it two of its developers, Kathi ...

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United States CTO Cites Bootstrap In A Landmark

"The field of computer science education," writes Megan Smith, the CTO of the United States, "has come a long way in just a few years." In her recent posting, she explicitly singles out Bootstrap, a CS education outreach program co-developed by Kathi Fisler (WPI and an adjunct at Brown CS), Shriram Krishnamurthi (Brown CS), and ...

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Bootstrap Plays A Role In White House CS Education Initiative
The White House announced today a major nationwide effort to bring computer science education to all students across the country, noting that computer science skills are considered “a new basic skill necessary for economic opportunity and social mobility.” A computer science curriculum developed in part by faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Brown University ...

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Bootstrap Math/CS Curriculum Gets $1.5M From NSF

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Writer, Physical Sciences)

A curriculum that helps middle and high school students learn algebra by creating their own video games is getting a $1.5-million boost from the National Science Foundation.

The curriculum, called Bootstrap, is a 10-week classroom module in which each student programs her own working game using ...

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White House Cites Bootstrap’s Contribution To Advancing CS Education

Earlier this month, President Obama announced a series of new commitments that will deliver computer science (CS) education to millions of previously unserved K-12 students. In the section of the White House Fact Sheet detailing expansion of CS offerings in New York City, the Office of the Press Secretary mentions Bootstrap, a curriculum and software ...

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Imagine a first-year computer science concentrator (let’s call him Luis) e-mailing friends and family back home after a few weeks with Brown Computer Science (BrownCS). Everything he expected to be challenging is even tougher than anticipated: generative recursion, writing specifications instead of implementations, learning how to test his code instead of just writing it ...