About us

About Teachers With GUTS.

Teachers with GUTS is the online community network for teachers who use the Project GUTS curriculum -- since Project GUTS' inception in 2007, we have been cultivating a community of teachers, facilitators, curriculum developers, and others who are willing to share their learning and experiences with our professional development programs and the Project GUTS curriculum.  We welcome you to join us!  Our mission is to support teachers as they become computational thinkers who are able to offer rich computational thinking opportunities for their students.  We are currently conducting a research study funded by the National Science Foundation's DRK-12 program that investigates teacher learning and enactment of the Project GUTS CS in Science curriculum in three school districts: Santa Fe (NM), Albuquerque (NM), and Richmond (VA).


About Project GUTS.

Project GUTS -- Growing Up Thinking Scientifically -- is an integrated science and computer science program for middle school students serving schools and districts internationally. Growing up thinking scientifically means learning to look at the world and to ask questions, developing and using computer models that help answer questions through scientific inquiry, and using critical thinking to assess which ideas are reasonable and which are not.  To grow up thinking scientifically means knowing science to be a computing-rich, dynamic, creative endeavor, a way of thinking, rather than a body of facts.

Project GUTS' mission is to prepare students for future endeavors in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Computing by providing them with opportunities to build scientific inquiry skills and use technology to explore real-world problems. Project GUTS was designed for students from all different backgrounds to engage in scientific inquiry by investigating topics of interest to their local communities and sharing their experiments and findings in order to inform fellow students and community members.