Infusing Equity and Inclusion in K-12 Computer Science Teacher Development

Bryan Twarek, Charity Freeman, Michelle Friend, Maya Israel, Lilibeth Mora, Meg Ray

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Abstract

Most states identify content knowledge, and to a lesser extent pedagogical content knowledge, as the primary criteria for credentialing or authorization to teach computer science. However, there is an additional set of knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to equity and inclusion that are critical to effectively teach computer science to all students. The 2020 CSTA Standards for CS Teachers were designed to articulate a broad vision for what is required of teachers to prepare their students to effectively and equitably meet the learning outcomes delineated in K-12 CS standards and the K-12 CS Framework. One of the five teacher standards is focused on equity and inclusion, and this was also used as a cross-cutting theme throughout the other four standards. In this panel, authors of the standards and teacher development leaders will discuss how equity and inclusion can and must be infused into both the initial and ongoing development programs of K-12 computer science teachers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2021 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsChristina Gardner-McCune, Siobahn Day Grady, Yerika Jimenez, Jean J. Ryoo, Rafi Santo, Jamie Payton
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665449052
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: May 23 2021May 27 2021

Publication series

Name2021 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2021 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference2021 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period5/23/215/27/21

Keywords

  • broadening participation
  • equity
  • inclusion
  • K-12 instruction
  • professional development
  • standards
  • teacher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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