This report accordian on schools of education rather than departments or colleges of computer science for setting up computer science teacher education.
We challenge US teacher education programs to innovate and integrate a new discipline into their programs. What we propose is nothing less than a change to the American Education canon. Such enormous change will require innovating in different ways, using different models and strategies, before we find models that work. The report, Priming the Computer Science Teacher Pump, will highlight examples of integration from across the United States, and provide concrete recommendations for discussion.
With the expansion of computer science education in mainstream K-12 schools, the current training mechanisms for teachers quickly will fall short of supporting a sustainable pipeline of teachers for the scale many cities and states have committed to.
Focus Area 1 - What Teachers Need to Know about CS: Poster |
Focus Area 2 - Teacher Development Models for CS Education: Poster | Postcard
Focus Area 3 - CS Education in Teacher Education: Poster | Postcard
Focus Area 4 - Standalone CS Education in K-12: Poster | Postcard
Focus Area 5 - Integrating CS Education into Other Disciplines: Poster | Postcard
Focus Area 6 - CS Education in Grades K-8: Poster | Postcard
Focus Area 7 - Preparing Educational Leaders to Support CS Education: Poster | Postcard
Focus Area 8 - Creating the CS Education PhD Pipeline: Poster | Postcard
Report: “Priming the Computer Science Teacher Pump”