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Integrating Computer Science and Geography in Grades 3-12

Summary

This page contains information related to a teacher fellowship focused on integrating computer science concepts into geography.

Fellows in this program explore how education in computer science and geography concepts and skills can be integrated in highly engaging and relevant lessons across a range of subject areas and at any grade level. They invest time in creating and piloting lessons to meet the needs of their own students. They also participate in a community of practice, which is a vehicle for supporting other teachers and creating meaningful learning experiences for more students.

Meeting Sessions (all 6-7:30 pm)

Oct. 17, 2023 – Orientation Session (SLIDES | RECORDING)
Nov. 21, 2023 – Session #2 (SLIDES | RECORDING)
Dec. 19,2023 – Session #3 (SLIDES | RECORDING)
Jan. 16, 2024 – Session #4 (SLIDES | RECORDING)
Feb. 20, 2024 – Session #5 (SLIDES | RECORDING)
Mar. 19, 2024 – Session #6
Apr. 16, 2024 – Session #7
May 21, 2024 – Session #8

Resource Library

  • American Panorama: An Atlas of US History
    American Panorama is an historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps.
  • Exploring Age Groups in the 2020 Census
    Learn about characteristics such as percent of population, population change from 2010, percent female, and racial and ethnic diversity index and prevalence for a variety of age groups for the nation, states, counties and census tracts.
  • Statistics in Schools (see activities for all grades)
    • Understanding the U.S. Population 2020 Census Maps
      For elementary school (state level pop. density; dot distribution map of pop.; pop. median age)
      For middle school (county level pop. density; pop. growth 1920-2017; pop. median age; family size; median incomes)
      For high school (county level pop. density; pop. growth 1920-2017; languages spoken at home; median incomes)
      *Note that all versions show state capitals, total population by state,  and the number of Congressional representatives per state.
  • K12 Computer Science – Definition and Framework (k12cs.org)
  • Computational Thinking Is Critical Thinking. And It Works in Any Subject. (Stephen Noonoo, EdSurge, 5/1/2019)
  • xyHt Digital Magazine (Dec. 5, 2022): Encoding Geography: Scale Up to Keep Up