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Project Announcement: Meta-Synthesis of K-12 CS Education Reports in the US using the CAPE Equity Framework.

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CSEdResearch.org received a grant from Google (Google CS-ER) to conduct CS education research. Our project is framed around the notion that, although CS K-12 CS education is growing, there is still a gap in the research, presumably caused by the infancy of CS education research and the barriers around funding research. However, corporations and foundations […]

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Creating and Evaluating a Research Practice Partnership: Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR)

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Thanks to funding from NSF, CSforALL, CodeCrew, and CSEdResearch.org have created a research-practice partnership (SCRIPTCrewTN) with a design-based implementation research partnership model (Henrick et al., 2017). The work of the RPP centers increasing capacity of school districts in TN to provide equitable access, participation, and experiences among students in K-12 CS pathways. CSEdResearch.org’s role in […]

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CS Education Research Community: Meet Dr. Melissa Toohey

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Dr. Melissa Toohey is the Curriculum Development Director at Seesaw, where she designs rigorous learning experiences that highlight diverse identities to help all students see themselves as computer scientists. Throughout her work she focuses on culturally relevant-sustaining pedagogy that promotes equity and access to computer science (CS) education for all. Melissa’s passion for equitable education […]

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Community listening sessions

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Given the recent discussions across asynchronous platforms this past week, many related to feedback from SIGCSE TS reviews, we have set up two listening sessions for community members to talk about their experiences and perspectives. The listening sessions are an opportunity to share concerns about barriers within the community that prevent researchers from reaching their […]

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Connecting K-5 Students to Integrated Computer Science Curriculum

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We recently partnered with Code.org to conduct a national study that focuses on how K-5 teachers integrated computer science (CS) into their curriculum. Why? Well, Code.org is working on a new and unique CS curriculum called Computer Science Connections.  The goal of their curriculum is to teach computing by making critical connections between learning CS […]

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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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