In 2018, San Francisco State University, San Francisco Unified School District, and WestEd formed a Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) to improve high school CS offerings under an NSF-funded project called CS4SF. This project aimed to:

  • Increase the number of CS teachers to increase CS offering at high schools
  • Implement inclusive pedagogical strategies
  • Expose underrepresented students to role models, such as instructor assistants, from backgrounds like their own


Programs Launched

  • CS Supplementary Authorization program to prepare new high school CS teachers in San Francisco
  • Annual 1-week Summer Institute for current high school CS teachers
  • Trained CS undergraduates as instructional assistants and placed them in high school CS classrooms
  • Established Professional Learning Community for CS teachers


  • Prepared 50+ new CS teachers for San Francisco and Bay Area 
  • Provided professional development for 100+ teachers
  • Trained 100+ instructional assistants who provided 7000+ hours of classroom support
  • Impacted and supported 2500+ high school students

Summer Institutes

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