SAVE THE DATE - Finding a Home for Computing Education in Schools of Education: AERA Report Launch

Thursday, April 12th 2018
3PM - 6PM ET


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AERA Report Launch: “Priming the Computer Teacher Pump”

Priming the Computing Teacher Pump: Integrating Computing Education into Schools of Education

This report focuses on Schools of Education rather than Departments or Colleges of Computer Science/Computing for setting up CS 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 Pump, will highlight examples of integration from across the United States, and provide concrete recommendations for discussion.

With the expansion of computing 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.

Highlights from Priming the Computer Teacher Pump

What do teachers need to know about computing? The question of what teachers need to know about computing should be at the core of developing both the structure and content of teacher preparation programs.”

Teacher Development Models for Computing Education: Currently, few models exist in the United States for the development of rigorous computing education teachers, especially focused on computer science or computational thinking, within schools of education.”

CS Education in Teacher Education: Schools of Education face a number of challenges in terms of preparing more computer science teachers. Trends over the last decade have shown a general lack interest from graduating students in pursuing a career as a teacher. In a 2016 national survey, The National Education Association reported that the number of students planning to major in education in 2014 dropped to an historic low of 4.2%.”

Preparing Educational Leaders to Support CS Education: There is urgency around preparing administrators and other educational leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to support computer science teaching and learning for all students. To successfully do this, computer science education must be fully established within the complex and multi-layered United States school system.”

April 2017 Program

Finding a Home for Computing in Schools of Education: AERA Report Launch

Thursday, April 12th, 2018
3PM - 6PM ET
Microsoft Times Square
11 Times Square, New York, NY
Time Topic
3:00 - 3:30 Registration
3:30 - 4:30 Computer Science in Schools of Education Program
4:30 - 6:00 Discussion & Happy Hour hors d'oeuvres will be served

Location

Finding a Home for Computing Education in Schools of Education: AERA Report Launch

Thursday, April 12th, 2018
3PM - 6PM ET

Microsoft Times Square
11 Times Square, New York, NY