Reaching Across the Hallway

An Interdisciplinary Approach
to Teaching Computer Science in Rural Schools

Project Overview

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.

Project Areas

US History

Computer Science Integration

Rural Middle Schools

Broadening Participation

Train-the-Trainer Professional Development

Equity in STEM Education

Discovery Research

Data Storytelling

About Us

Reaching Across the Hallway is run by CodeVA, the University of South Florida, and TERC.


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The "Reaching Across the Hallway" project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Discovery Research PreK-12 Continuing Grant with the Award Number of 2010256. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Foundation. All site content is the copyright of its respective owner. Please do not reproduce materials without explicit permission.