Emmanuel Schanzer: “Bootstrap: A Scalable Approach to Computer Science for All” | Talks at Google

What would it take to scale computer science (CS) education to reach every child in the US? Not in the next few decades, but in the next 5 years? Adding a new subject into the core curriculum requires thinking big, and there are many design constraints that lie outside of the CS content itself.

In this talk, Emmanuel Schanzer of Bootstrap (http://www.bootstrapworld.org/) discusses these constraints, as well as a novel approach that routes around them in a fraction of the cost and time by shifting the constraints from “where CS fits” to “what CS we teach”. By changing our approach to CS content, programs like Bootstrap can grow quickly and cheaply, using the existing infrastructure of teachers and course requirements that already impact every child.



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