Welina mai! The Advancing Culturally-Relevant Computing (aCRC) project is a researcher-practitioner partnership between faculty and staff at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education. This project is a 3-year initiative with a primary focus on providing upper elementary educators (grades 4-6) in Hawai’i the resources and preparation needed to integrate Computer Science (CS) education into their teaching.

We believe that structured professional development modeling culturally-relevant computing is an effective way to prepare educators to reliably produce valued CS and computational thinking outcomes while simultaneously promoting valued culture-based outcomes.

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aCRC is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Research on Learning under Award No. 2122874.