Asking "CS4What?" as a basis for CS4All: Workshop tools to support sustainable K-12 CS implementations

Rafi Santo, Sara Vogel, Leigh Ann De Lyser, June Ahn

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Abstract

The rapid expansion of the Computer Science for All (CSforAll) movement in the United States has catalyzed promising policies, tools, and pedagogies for K-12 universal CS education. It has also created significant challenges for schools and districts, namely, decision-making around the programs, curricula, and professional development that will best align to their communities' broader visions and goals around equitable computing education for all. In this session, participants will be introduced to a set of research- based workshop tools designed to support schools and districts to surface their visions for CS education and make implementation decisions aligned with those visions. The tools do not presume the use of specific curricula or languages, rather our activities support stakeholders to first articulate what their visions are for CS education implementations - the projected individual and societal impacts - that can then inform choices around CS curriculum, pedagogies, assessments and the broader instructional infrastructures they sit within. Participants from a range of settings will be able to take these activities back to their own institutions for local use. The target audience includes stakeholders working in K-12 CSforAll implementation at all levels, including district and school leaders and educators, as well as researchers and CS education faculty who are studying and supporting CS for All efforts in local schools and districts. In addition, given that the workshop will provide practical tools for supporting vision-setting and decision-making around CS curriculum and pedagogy, this session will also benefit course designers and professors at postsecondary institutions who may be redesigning CS coursework or adding new programs to expand the kinds of purposes that CS courses might meet (for example, data science, cyber-security, or ethics in computing).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE 2018 - Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages678-679
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351034
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 21 2018
Event49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2018 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Feb 21 2018Feb 24 2018

Publication series

NameSIGCSE 2018 - Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Volume2018-January

Other

Other49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period2/21/182/24/18

Keywords

  • Coherent instructional systems
  • Computing education purposes
  • Cs for all
  • K-12
  • Policy implementation
  • Professional development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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    Santo, R., Vogel, S., De Lyser, L. A., & Ahn, J. (2018). Asking "CS4What?" as a basis for CS4All: Workshop tools to support sustainable K-12 CS implementations. In SIGCSE 2018 - Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 678-679). (SIGCSE 2018 - Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education; Vol. 2018-January). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.475/3159450.3159644