Moving From “CS for a Few” to “CS for All” to “CS For Each”
Really interesting point from Joanna Goode. “CS for All” should not mean “One Kind of CS that All have to take.” Her notion of “CS for Each” goes further than the multiple CS1’s that we have at Georgia Tech. Seymour Papert talked about the value of a personal relationship with a discipline, and I think that’s the direction that Joanna is steering us.
But, as all the students gain access to computer science learning, teachers are charged with the task of teaching each student based on the lived experiences, prior knowledge, and the wonders of the world that the child brings to the classroom. Developing a computer science classroom that welcomes each child requires a culturally responsive pedagogy that views diversity as a strength that should be integrated within the curriculum. Additional instructional supports for English language learners and students with disabilities should be developed and shared to support teachers in a CS for Each model.