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MOBILIZE: Mobilizing for Innovative Computer Science Teaching and Learning
MOBILIZE: Mobilizing for Innovative Computer Science Teaching and Learning is a Targeted Math and Science Partnership between the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) as the lead and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as the Core Partner school district. The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. are Supporting Partners. The Partnership promotes computational thinking, with an overarching goal of fostering inventiveness and innovation among students and teachers through increasing the computer science instructional capacity of high schools, especially in a large urban school district. This project brings together the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS), an NSF Science and Technology Center (STC) in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Center X in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. MOBILIZE deploys challenging and engaging hands-on computer science projects and curricula using new participatory sensing technologies in high school mathematics and science courses.

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Teaching Computational Thinking through Mobilize and the New Big Data Explosion
"At the outset of Mobilize, "Big Data" had not yet exploded into the public realm. The new Mathematics Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards did not exist. We have…
Mobilize: Mobilizing for Innovative Computer Science Teaching and Learning
Posted by: LeeAnn Trusela. Now in our second year, the Mobilize team is working to create hands-on, inquiry-based, curricular units that employ Participatory Sensing a process by which students use mobile phones and…
Identity and Classroom Culture as Lenses for Understanding Student Success
Mobilize builds on teenagers' engagement, creativity and dexterity with mobile technology. At the heart of Mobilize is the CENS Participatory Sensing system - an innovative method of data collection and…