Reaching Across the Hallway
An Interdisciplinary Approach
to Teaching Computer Science in Rural Schools
Funded by the National Science Foundation, Reaching Across the Hallway is a research project supporting rural, middle school teachers in integrating culturally relevant computer science activities into their social studies classrooms.
This project encourages a more inclusive understanding of history by allowing students to explore and bring to life historical and societal concepts through computer science and computational tools.
We believe adding these types of interactive activities will engage underrepresented students in computing while also making social studies concepts more tangible.
Participating School Divisions
This project is in collaboration with 5 rural school divisions located in 3 Virginia Department of Education regions including the Southwest, Southside and Northern Neck areas.