Creating an Appropriate Computer Science and Computational Thinking Graduate Curriculum for K-12 Teachers: Context and Initial Results

Katherine G. Herbert-Berger, Sumi Hagiwara, Elizabeth M. Rogacki, Thomas J. Marlowe

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Abstract

K-12 computer science education has challenges related to content and to teacher expertise and comfort. This is further made difficult with inconsistent standards and teacher preparation from state-to-state. We describe a K-12 Computer Science Teaching certificate program, located at Montclair State University, aimed at providing current teachers in northern New Jersey with enhanced understanding of computer science concepts, capabilities, and skills, plus scaffolding of equitable and inclusive teacher practices for applied CS pedagogy. We discuss a brief history of the field, our curriculum and approach and then our first graduating cohort's experiences and challenges. Finally, we discuss our future work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages361-363
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781665484299
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event12th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2022 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 26 Mar 2022 → …

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2022

Conference

Conference12th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period26/03/22 → …

Keywords

  • computational thinking
  • computer science K-12 pedagogy
  • computer science K-12 teacher preparation
  • computer science education
  • computer science education graduate curriculum development

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