Keynote @WiPSCE

In a keynote talk given at the The 12th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WiPSCE) in Nijmegen (The Netherlands), I discussed how teachers from varied teaching background and computing experiences engage with online professional development materials. I used data from our online just-in-time professional development project (PD4CS), which is designed to support…

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Computational Thinking for Elementary Students

Our new project, CT4EDU will design, implement, and assess a high-quality, integrated curriculum, and professional development to support elementary school teachers in embedding computational thinking (CT) into their classrooms. In partnership with the Oakland Intermediate School District and the American Institute for Research, we will establish a Research Practitioner Partnership (RPP) using…

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Special Issue on Teacher Preparation and Computing Education

Chrystalla Mouza, Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich, and I are guest editing a special issue for Journal of Technology and Teacher Education focused on teacher preparation and professional development in computing education. Below is the call for manuscripts. ——————————————————————————————————————– Journal of Technology in Teacher Education Special Issue: Teacher Preparation and Professional Development in…

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Training the next generation of computationally literate teachers

The increased push to expand computing into K-12 schools in the United States requires us to train thousand s of new teachers to not only understand computing ideas, but also how to teach their students how to think computationally. However, there are few teacher education programs that focus on developing preservice teachers’ understanding of computational…

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