The goal of the "Tough as Nails, Nimble Fingers Research Practitioner Partnership (RPP)" is to develop a pipeline for computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) education within Pikeville Independent Schools and Floyd County K-8 schools. Kentucky Appalachia K-8 instructors will learn the basics of CS and CT and how to integrate these skills and concepts into existing coursework. Through the professional development and curricular model of South Fayette School District (a national leader in CS/CT education) and wider support from local company Bit Source, Pikeville Independent School district and Floyd County schools will develop their own CS/CT pathways, grounding coursework and learning competencies in the educational and economic needs of their respective communities.

This award reflects NSF’s statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation’s intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

Detailed Award Information

Award Information:
Title: Tough as Nails, Nimble Fingers: Developing a K-8 Coding Pathway for Kentucky Appalachia
ID: 1923314
Effective Date: 10/01/2019
Expiration Date: 09/30/2022
Amount: $943,887

Institution Information:
Name: Digital Promise
City: San Mateo
State: CA
Country: United States
MSI: Other Institution

Investigator Information:
Role Code: Principal Investigator
Name: Quinn Burke
Email Address:

Organization Information:
Directorate: 4900
Division: NSF

Program Information:
Code: 4900
Text: STEM + Computing (STEM+C) Part