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This is a report on a four-week long computer-science camp for high school students in a small island developing state. The camp teaches college-level coding and algorithms, and targets academically excellent students in grades 9-11 (ages 14-17).

Qualitative assessment shows that camp was, in general terms, a success; we reflect on the background and academic structure of camp and share key take-aways on designing and operating a successful camp. We analyze data collected before, during and after the camp and map the effects of demographic differences on student performance in camp. We conclude with a discussion on possible improvements on our formula.

Sat 23 Mar

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13:45 - 15:00
High-School Camps, Courses, and CommunityPapers at Meeting Room D135
Chair(s): Lauren Bricker University of Washington
13:45
25m
Talk
A High School Camp on Algorithms and Coding in a Small Island Developing StateK12GlobalMSI
Papers
Daniel Fokum The University of the West Indies, Zaria Chen Shui The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kerene Wright The University of the West Indies, Mona, Orr Paradise University of California, Berkeley, Gunjan Mansingh The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Daniel Coore University of the West Indies
DOI
14:10
25m
Talk
Bringing Social Computing to Secondary School ClassroomsK12
Papers
Kianna Bolante University of Washington, Kevin Chen Cleveland STEM High School, Quan Ze Chen University of Washington, Amy Zhang University of Washington, Seattle
DOI
14:35
25m
Talk
Designing and Piloting a High School CS+X Topics CourseK12
Papers
Kathleen Isenegger University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Max Fowler University of Illinois, Yael Gertner University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Raya Hegeman-Davis University of Wyoming, Leonard Pitt University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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