Rebecca Brook Osborne

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In this paper we analyze the CS Principles project, a proposed Advanced Placement course, by focusing on the second pilot that took place in 2011-2012. In a previous publication the first pilot of the course was explained, but not in a context related to relevant educational research and philosophy. In this paper we analyze the content and the pedagogical(More)
The Computer Science Principles project is in the fourth year of a roughly eight year project to develop a new Advanced Placement course that broadens participation in computer science while providing a rigorous yet engaging academic experience that will earn college credit and/or placement. In this special session we discuss new developments in the project(More)
Interviewed 20 children with recurrent unexplained pain (UP) and 20 children with recurrent explained pain (EP) secondary to sickle cell anemia and their parents to determine the presence of models of pain or illness behavior in the child's environment. The location, intensity, frequency, and environmental consequences of the children's and the models' pain(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to investigate the prevalence of potentially abnormal electrocardiographic (ECG) patterns in young individuals to assess the implications for a nationwide screening program for conditions causing sudden cardiac death (SCD). BACKGROUND The Italian experience suggests that pre-participation screening with ECG reduces the(More)
We propose a novel ultrasound approach with the primary aim of establishing the temporal relationship of structure and function in athletes of varying sporting demographics. 92 male athletes were studied [Group IA, (low static–low dynamic) (n = 20); Group IC, (low static–high dynamic) (n = 25); Group IIIA, (high static–low dynamic) (n = 21); Group IIIC,(More)
This paper describes a program in which undergraduates mentor teams of local middle and high school students on robotics projects. These teams learn and apply the scientific, mathematical, and computing fundamentals behind the construction of robots and the design of control algorithms. The mentors play a crucial role in the effectiveness of the program.(More)
We anticipate that the CS Principles AP exam will feature a portfolio-based portion in addition to a more traditional multiplechoice style exam. Over the duration of the CSP course, students will complete small projects, both individually and collaboratively, in response to specific prompts. They then will submit these projects to be scored. The scores on(More)
Several changes and reforms in teaching computer science have been proposed and championed as part of the CS10K initiative [1-4]. The CS Principles (CSP) project and the overarching CS10K initiative include a public/private partnership offering curricula, curricular frameworks, professional development, online support, and a community of practice to support(More)
This paper describes an online resource designed to aid in the creation of educational robotics programs where teams of mentors work with middle and high school students. This resource, The RoboCupJunior Primer, is based on five years of undergraduate mentoring experience in a local public school. The primary goals of the primer are threefold: first, to(More)
This special session brings together leaders from three groups: code.org, Exploring Computer Science [1-3](ECS) and Computer Science Principles [4, 5] (CSP) who have formed a public/private partnership to generate resources for introductory computer science students at many levels. These leaders report on work completed as well as ongoing and future work to(More)