Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/13/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: 3. Report with Possible Action on Preparing Urban Milwaukee for Principles of Computer Science (PUMP CS) Grant
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 7.29 - Technology Planning and Resources Use
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Background: At its meeting on February 22, 2018, the Board adopted revisions to Resolution 1718R-010 regarding computer science programming and directed the Administration to bring an update on progress to the Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation. The adopted Resolution was well aligned with the goals of the Preparing Urban Milwaukee for Principles of Computer Science (PUMP CS) grant.

The PUMP CS grant funded project began August 15, 2016, and ends July 31, 2019. The award is from the National Science Foundation to Marquette University, with a portion of the funding provided directly to MPS. The team involved in implementing the grant includes members from universities, the Wisconsin-Dairyland chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and teachers and administrators from MPS. The PUMP CS grant has the ultimate goal of providing access to the AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) course at all Milwaukee high schools by 2020.

To date the grant has achieved following:

a. 128 elementary teachers at 22 schools trained in Computer Science Fundamentals (goal 75 teachers).

b. 35 middle grade teachers at 23 schools trained in Computer Science Discoveries (goal 54 teachers).

c. 21 high school teachers and 6 middle school teachers at 14 schools (10 high schools) trained in Exploring Computer Science (goal 45 teachers).

Obama SCTE currently has scheduled computer classes in the elementary, middle and high school grades.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures. This grant-funded project began August 15, 2016, and ends July 31, 2019. The award is from the National Science Foundation to Marquette University, with a portion of the funding provided directly to MPS. Funds are provided to MPS for a .5 FTE lead teacher to recruit teachers to the program and provide support for them, as well as to pay teachers to complete summer computer science training, and pay for substitutes during professional development sessions held during the school year ($321,778 over 3 years).
Implementation and Assessment Plan
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Signed By:
John Hill - Director
Signed By:
Tonya Adair - Interim Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Rosana Mateo, Ph.D. - Interim Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Interim Superintendent