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Maryland Computing Education Expansion

Jan. Plane, Rebecca Zarch, Marie desJardins, Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff, Scott Nichols, Pat Yongpradit
2018 Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - SIGCSE '18  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was supported by NSF through awards 1339265, 1339275, 1228355, 1160624, and 1639891, and by Google's CS4HS program.  ...  to leading CS teacher workshopss.  ...  CONTINUING THE GROWTH The growth of computing education in the state over the course of our RPP indicates the strength of the coalition developed.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3159450.3159621 dblp:conf/sigcse/PlaneZdONY18 fatcat:ftcdlkjjanailnyd5wb2ryxwjy

An evaluation of a professional learning network for computer science teachers

Quintin Cutts, Judy Robertson, Peter Donaldson, Laurie O'Donnell
2017 Computer Science Education  
This paper describes and evaluates aspects of a professional development programme for existing CS teachers in secondary schools (PLAN C) which was designed to support teachers at a time of substantial  ...  The paper's particular focus is on the formation of a teacher professional development network across several hundred teachers and a wide geographical area.  ...  The authors would also like to thank Sophie MurraySmith for her assistance throughout the project and the teachers who took part in the project.  ... 
doi:10.1080/08993408.2017.1315958 fatcat:owhbrqh4kfekxj5odorpkoh33a

Standardizing Facilitator Development for Exploring Computer Science Professional Development

Steven McGee, John Wachen, Lucia Dettori, Don Yanek, Faythe Brannon, Andrew M. Rasmussen, Dale F. Reed, Ronald I. Greenberg
2019 2019 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT)  
Abstract-A key strategy for broadening CS participation in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has been the enactment of a high school CS graduation requirement.  ...  This rapid expansion of the CS teaching force has strained the ability to confidently identify new facilitators from a large pool of teachers and ensure consistency of workshop implementation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/respect46404.2019.8985691 fatcat:7pjoadhalvac5gkhp2phxiqsd4

The Importance of Computing Education Research [article]

Steve Cooper, Jeff Forbes, Armando Fox, Susanne Hambrusch, Andrew Ko,, Beth Simon
2016 arXiv   pre-print
We argue that computer science departments should lead the way in establishing CER as a foundational research area of computer science, discovering the best ways to teach CS, and inventing the best technologies  ...  This growth is an unparalleled opportunity to expand the reach of computing education.  ...  van de Hoek, Hank Levy, Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Daniel Lopresti, Lori Pollack, Leo Porter, Debra Richardson, Anthony Robins, Susan Rodger, Mehran Sahami, and Cliff Shaffer, who commented on early drafts of  ... 
arXiv:1604.03446v1 fatcat:dn5amg4jn5clli44vnt2qgvrry

Growth Mindset in Computational Thinking Teaching and Teacher Training

Michael Lodi
2017 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research - ICER '17  
Interventions to stimulate "CS growth mindset" in students and their teachers are fundamental and worth CS education research.  ...  Introductory programming courses are known to be di cult and some studies suggest they foster a xed-mindset views of intelligence, reinforcing the idea that only some people have the so called "geek gene  ...  • What are the e ects of teachers mindset (in particular regarding CS) on students learning of computational thinking?  ... 
doi:10.1145/3105726.3105736 dblp:conf/icer/Lodi17 fatcat:zaedhr3utfchlf6ssqrs6fpbjy

Building a Statewide Computer Science Teacher Pipeline

Helen H. Hu, Cecily Heiner, Thomas Gagne, Carl Lyman
2017 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - SIGCSE '17  
This growth was made possible by introducing three new CS teacher endorsements, which reduced the effort required for existing teachers to start teaching CS.  ...  By the end of the ECS course, even ECS students with low confidence in their own CS abilities believed that anyone could succeed in CS, regardless of their teacher's CS background.  ...  This work is supported by the National Science Foundation Grants CNS-1240977, CNS-1228352, and CNS-1228355.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3017680.3017788 dblp:conf/sigcse/HuHGL17 fatcat:t3z2gn3luvafzpuv4qf6gjz4em

A future for computing education research

Steve Cooper, Shuchi Grover, Mark Guzdial, Beth Simon
2014 Communications of the ACM  
van de Hoek, Hank Levy, Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Daniel Lopresti, Lori Pollack, Leo Porter, Debra Richardson, Anthony Robins, Susan Rodger, Mehran Sahami, and Cliff Shaffer, who commented on early drafts of  ...  Faculty The foundation for growth of CER is to engage faculty and support faculty activities: • Connect CS faculty having CER interests.  ...  This growth is an unparalleled opportunity to expand the reach of computing education.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2668899 fatcat:zxthsu35wbg2fgxa23h2ceowy4

CS as a Graduation Requirement

Lucia Dettori, Ronald I. Greenberg, Steven McGee, Dale Reed, Brenda Wilkerson, Don Yanek
2018 Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - SIGCSE '18  
Emphasis: Teachers need community support to get started, and coaching support to continue. (5) How would a CS graduation requirement fit into the existing curriculum?  ...  and support from the Chicago city government, expansion of CS into elementary as well as high schools, collaborations with industry partners, and connections to nationwide systemic change with Exploring  ... 
doi:10.1145/3159450.3159646 dblp:conf/sigcse/DettoriGMRWY18 fatcat:h67alirax5adtbmoon5pb737ta

The Five Cs of Positive Youth Development in an Aotearoa/New Zealand Program Context

Jayne Mercier, Catherine Powell, Georgina Langdon-Pole, Daleki (Fole) Finau, Karen Hicks, Louise Bourchier, Jacqui Hampton
2019 Journal of Youth Development  
The viewpoints of young people, parents, and teachers were gathered, providing an opportunity to explore additional perspectives of the 5 Cs.  ...  The findings of this study add to an understanding of the 5 Cs model beyond the American context and highlight areas for future research.  ...  Support from the coordinating teacher to complete activities will lead to increased connection with the teacher.  ... 
doi:10.5195/jyd.2019.774 fatcat:eirxvt6vvzfr3jczrgpvudpexe

Building a creative, computationally-competent future

Allyson Kennedy, Janice Cuny
2018 ACM inroads  
don't just want my students to be ready for the 21st century, I want them to create it. " -Jordan Budisantoso, High school Exploring Computer Science and CS Principles teacher Computational skills and  ...  While the past ten years have seen considerable progress in terms of access and participation in computing education, the challenges that remain must be addressed to achieve true equity for all students  ...  Continuing support will be a vital part of effective teacher preparation.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3232539 fatcat:i4e6joucc5hdbaxtekffbxw4k4

Preparing School Leaders to Advance Equity in Computer Science Education

Julie Flapan, Jean J. Ryoo, Roxana Hadad, Joel Knudson
2021 Journal of Computer Science Integration  
<p><strong>Background and Context:</strong> Most large-scale statewide initiatives of the Computer Science for All (CS for All) movement have focused on the classroom level.  ...  Critical questions remain about building school and district leadership capacity to support teachers while implementing equitable computer science education that is scalable and sustainable.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants #1837780 and #1743195.  ... 
doi:10.26716/jcsi.2021.10.8.33 fatcat:wbjp373yjrbqzo3hekwccu3ifi

Preparing Pre-service Teachers for 21st Century Skills Education

Abdalhamid Alahmad, Tatjana Stamenkovska, János Gyori
2021 GiLE Journal of Skills Development  
The student teachers felt that the pedagogical training of this model was efficient in terms of promoting cognitive skills, but only average when considering information literacy and problem-solving skills  ...  This study examines the efficiency of a model aimed at teaching 21st century skills to preservice teachers at Damascus university.  ...  which six aspects of the teaching profession: • Skills in curriculum design, lesson planning, and assessment are required to support student's growth.  ... 
doi:10.52398/gjsd.2021.v1.i1.pp67-86 fatcat:gvzqj3mmzvfudjclue5otzpvx4

Computer science (CS) in the compulsory education curriculum: Implications for future research

Don Passey
2016 Education and Information Technologies : Official Journal of the IFIP technical committee on Education  
for researchers, schools, teachers and learners, the state of current discussions in a range of countries, and evidence of outcomes of CSE in compulsory curricula.  ...  The subject of computer science (CS) and computer science education (CSE) has relatively recently arisen as a subject for inclusion within the compulsory school curriculum.  ...  Acknowledgment The author would like to thank Jari Koivisto for the opportunity to develop and present the initial ideas that formed the basis of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10639-016-9475-z fatcat:is5xi27ucbcb7ixgpcpyiff6li

Teacher Perceptions of the Impact of Peer Learning in their Classrooms: Using Social Interdependence Theory as a Model for Data Analysis and Presentation

Maria Cockerill, Nicole Craig, Allen Thurston
2018 International Journal of Education and Practice  
Teacher perceptions remained consistent and are congruent with social interdependence theory and research validating the theory.  ...  Peer tutoring is a structured process of co-operative learning, supported by social interdependence theory shown to have cognitive and affective level benefits.  ...  There were 13 school leads in total across 10 schools, of whom 9 were not involved in the delivery of the programme and 4 were involved as leads and teachers.  ... 
doi:10.18488/journal.61.2018.61.14.27 fatcat:fafaa5yr4ncsjg63xuyhjtgdrq

Computer science principles

Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, Jean Griffin, Richard Kick, Andy Kuemmel, Ralph Morelli, Deepa Muralidhar, R Brook Osborne, Chinma Uche, Owen Astrachan, Dwight Barnett, Matthew Bauer, Marilyn Carrell (+4 others)
2013 Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education - SIGCSE '13  
In this paper we analyze the content and the pedagogical approaches used in the second pilot of the project.  ...  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.  ...  However, ongoing efforts supported by the NSF and industry to support CS Principles will extend beyond these 50 schools.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2445196.2445273 dblp:conf/sigcse/Arpaci-DusseauABBCDFGGGKKMMOU13 fatcat:m5wf7du7fjdztpfz57g7uwmd4m
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