Computer Science Teachers’ Problems of Practice: Solve This!

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In 2021 we received funding from a ACM SIGCSE Special Projects Grant, with our colleague Dr. Michelle Friend (University of Nebraska – Omaha) for a project we called: Solve this! Problems of practice teachers face in K-12 CS Education. Since then we have been working on gathering, analyzing, and disseminating the findings. Overall, our goal […]

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Computer Science Teachers’ Personalized Reflection on the CSTA K-12 Teacher Standards

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This past summer, CSEdResearch.org had the opportunity to partner with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and CREATE (Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment, and Teaching Excellence), a research center at the University of California, San Diego, to develop an assessment of teachers’ understanding and use of the CSTA K-12 CS Teacher Standards. As […]

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Educate Maine: Decreasing Financial Barriers and Increasing Students’ Access to Coding

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At CSEdResearch.org we find great value in raising up the voices of our partners who are doing great things in the computer science community. One of those partners is Educate Maine.   This summer Educate Maine’s signature project, Project>Login, hosted 5 Girls Who Code camps all over the state of Maine. They were able to […]

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K-12 Computer Science Teachers’ Problems of Practice

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Recently, K-12 teachers in Indiana spoke to us during #CSTAPDWeekIN (CSTA PD Week in Indiana) about problems of practice that they have experienced or witnessed during their time teaching CS. We highlight here a few of their thoughts. —- K-12 CS teachers from Indiana recently shared problems of practice with us that they have witnessed […]

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A Conversation with Dr. Satabdi Basu

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This post features Dr. Satabdi Basu, a Senior Education Researcher at SRI International, an independent, nonprofit research institute. Dr. Basu joined SRI International in 2016 after receiving her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Computer Science (CS) with a specialization in AI for Education. At SRI, she leads projects in K-12 CS and AI education that […]

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Meet Kristina Holsapple, an Undergraduate Computer Science Major

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This post features Kristina Holsapple. Kristina is third-year undergraduate student studying Computer Science at the University of Delaware.  Kristina Holsapple (she/they) is in their third year studying Computer Science at University of Delaware (UD) where they work with Dr. Cory Bart. They graduated from a high school where, unfortunately, there were no CS courses offered. […]

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A New Model for Inclusive Computer Science Education

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Our post today is a guest post by Carol L. Fletcher, Ph.D., Director, Expanding Computing Education Pathways (EPIC), The University of Texas Austin. This post originally appeared in Google’s The Keyword and is reprinted with permission. In this post, Dr. Fletcher explains the CAPE framework that she and Dr. Jayce Warner (also at the University […]

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SIGCSE Technical Symposium 2021 – See you there!

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This week’s post features Monica McGill (CEO, CSEdResearch.org) and the ongoing work at CSEdResearch.org that will be presented at the 2021 SIGCSE Technical Symposium. This year’s SIGCSE Tech Symposium will be quite different than last year’s (it will happen!) and prior years (virtual, rather than in person). But that doesn’t mean we will be less […]

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Block-based Programming in Computer Science Classrooms

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This week’s post features David Weintrop and his research on block-based programming. He shares three key points his research has discovered so far. The first time I saw Scratch, I thought, “Wow! How clever! Is this the end of missing semi-colons errors!?” It was clear to me how the shape of the blocks, their easily […]

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Longitudinal Trends in K-12 Computer Science Education Research

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In this post, Bishakha Upadhyaya provides highlights of our SIGCSE 2020 paper on trends in K-12 CS Education research (co-authored with Monica McGill and Adrienne Decker). For more details, watch her talk or read the paper.     Research in the field of Computer Science education is growing and so is the data and results obtained […]

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