Building a community to support HS CS teachers: The Disciplinary Commons for Computing Educators

Lijun Ni, Mark Guzdial, Allison Elliott Tew, Briana Morrison, Ria Galanos

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe our experience in supporting high school CS teachers by building a local community through the Disciplinary Commons for Computing Educators (DCCE) project. The DCCE project is an effort to explore ways of supporting these CS teachers through the creation of a local community and by promoting teacher reflection. DCCE achieved this goal through an academic-year-long program where a cohort of CS teachers engaged in collaborative portfolio creation and peer observation of classroom teaching. We describe the design of the DCCE activities and present preliminary results from initial evaluations. Our short-term evaluations indicate that this project was successful in creating a supportive community, promoting teacher reflection, and advancing change in teaching practices among a group of computing educators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Pages553-558
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2011 - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2011Mar 12 2011

Publication series

NameSIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Conference

Conference42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityDallas, TX
Period3/9/113/12/11

Keywords

  • CS teacher
  • Community
  • Reflection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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    Ni, L., Guzdial, M., Tew, A. E., Morrison, B., & Galanos, R. (2011). Building a community to support HS CS teachers: The Disciplinary Commons for Computing Educators. In SIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 553-558). (SIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education). https://doi.org/10.1145/1953163.1953319