team_photoThe PrimaryAI project brings together an interdisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in artificial intelligence, teacher education, science education, the learning sciences, collaborative learning, computer science education, and technology-rich learning. PI James Lester (North Carolina State University, Computer Science) is a computer scientist specializing in artificial intelligence and applications of AI in adaptive learning environments for K-12 education with a focus on science and computational thinking. PI Krista Glazewski (Indiana University, Instructional Systems Technology) is an expert in problem-based learning, scaffolding, and teacher professional development. They are joined by co PIs Cindy Hmelo-Silver (Indiana University, Learning Sciences), who brings expertise in problem-based learning, learning sciences, and computer-supported collaborative learning, Bradford Mott (North Carolina State University, Computer Science), who brings expertise in game-based learning and computational thinking for K-12, Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich (Indiana University, Instructional Systems Technology & Computer Science), who brings experience in K-12 CS education and teacher professional development, and Adam Scribner (Indiana University, STEM Education Initiatives), who is a science educator with expertise in teacher learning and teacher professional development.

Principal Investigators

Krista Glazewski (Indiana University)
James Lester (North Carolina State University)

Co-Principal Investigators

Cindy Hmelo-Silver  (Indiana University)
Bradford Mott (North Carolina State University)
Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich (Indiana University)
Adam Scribner (Indiana University)

Computer Science

Seung Lee (North Carolina State University)
Barry Liu (North Carolina State University)
Kyungjin Park (North Carolina State University)
Robert Taylor (North Carolina State University)
Sandra Taylor (North Carolina State University)


Katie Jantaraweragul (Indiana University)
Minji Jeon (Indiana University)

Digital Art and Design

Kirby Culbertson (North Carolina State University)
Justin Phillips (North Carolina State University)

External Evaluation

Cathy Ringstaff (WestEd)

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