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A large portion of the curriculum was based on a WebD2 course developed by the University of Washington. The following is information on contributors and the course's history.
This course curriculum was originally developed in 2000-2001 by Joe McAuliffe, Don Helling, and Karll Rusch, all web design instructors in the Bellingham Public School District, Bellingham, Washington. It was developed as part of the Whatcom Tech Prep Consortium's (WTPC) Industry Skills Standards/IT Career Pathway project, a project funded by Washington State's School-to-Work Transition grant through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). In 2005 the curriculum was updated by original author Joe McAuliffe, with assistance from original author Don Helling, plus Terrill Thompson and Jason Myers of AccessIT at the University of Washington. Funding was provided by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research of the U.S. Department of Education (grant #H133D010306).
A major update by Terrill Thompson, Joe McAuliffe, Kyle Ringo, and Jason Myers in 2012; and subsequent ongoing updates are part of the AccessComputing project at the University of Washington. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation as part of the Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program of the Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE) (grant #CNS-0540615,CNS-0837508, and CNS-1042260). The contents do not necessarily represent the policies of the U.S. federal government, and you should not assume their endorsement.
Intro to Programming
Parts of this course are based on the Exploring Computer Science Curriculum & Code.org's AP CS Principles Curriculum. Information about the contributors has been included below.
Joanna Goode and Gail Chapman are the authors of Exploring Computer Science and are the co-directors of the curriculum design team. High school teachers have been involved in contributing instructional materials and have provided important feedback that has been used to improve the materials. Furthermore, along with a design team, the authors have conferred with K-12 and higher education computer science educators around the country involved in computer science reform to inform the creation of these materials.
The members of the design team include:
- Joanna Goode, University of Oregon
- Gail Chapman, University of California, Los Angeles
- Jane Margolis, University of California, Los Angeles
- John Landa, Los Angeles Unified School District Computer Science teacher
- Todd Ullah, Principal of Washington Preparatory High School
- Diane Watkins, Director of Science, Los Angeles Unified School District
- Chris Stephenson, Executive Director, Computer Science Teachers Association
Code.org is recognized by the College Board as an endorsed provider of curriculum and professional development for AP® Computer Science Principles (AP CSP). This endorsement affirms that all components of Code.org CSP’s offerings are aligned to the AP Curriculum Framework standards and the AP CSP assessment.
Intro to Business
Parts of this course are based on the Exploring Business OER textbook and curriculum. Information about the contributors, taken from this site, has been included below.
About the Book
Exploring Business is adapted from a work produced by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative. Though the publisher has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution, this adapted edition reproduces all original text and sections of the book, except for publisher and author name attribution.
This textbook has been used in classes at: College of Alameda, Columbia Basin College, Flagler College, Johnson County Community College, Pasadena City College, Penn State University, Renton Technical College, San Diego Mesa College, Sierra College, Yuba College.
About the Contributors
Unnamed Author is associate professor of accounting at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She has a Ph.D. in accounting from Virginia Tech. Unnamed Author coordinates the college’s freshman-level Introduction to Business course. Exploring Business has evolved based on Unnamed Author’s innovative and successful approach to Lehigh’s Introduction to Business course. She was honored with an Innovation in Teaching Award for the course from the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges and Business Administration.
Unnamed Author’s research interests include upward mobility of women in accounting, quality of life issues, stress, and ethnic diversity in the accounting profession. She has published articles in journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.
Unnamed Author has won numerous teaching awards while at Lehigh, including the Deming Lewis Faculty Award (for the faculty member who had the strongest influence on the ten-year graduating class); the Faculty Recognition Award (from the Dean of Students Office); and the Andersen Consulting Faculty Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching.