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Impact Journey: A Look at CS First in the Classroom

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Wednesday, December 2, 3:00–4:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Molly Rupert  
Sean Fahey  

Follow the real-life journey of Google’s CS First in the classroom by learning the impact from various storytellers: coach, teacher and student. Find out how each role brought a unique contribution and perspective to computer science opportunities using this free curriculum.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: All material will be shared so that it is accessible online without a required program or unique application beyond a browser.
Topic: Computer science & computational thinking
Grade level: 3-5
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Facilitator
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.
For Students:
Innovative Designer
  • Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.
For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Evaluate results of professional learning programs to determine the effectiveness on deepening teacher content knowledge, improving teacher pedagogical skills and/or increasing student learning.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

In this poster session, participants will witness the impact of CS First in the classroom through the eyes of an eCoach, a teacher, and a student. We’ll explore how coaches can best help teachers blend CS First activities with their subject-area content so that computer science doesn’t feel like “one more thing” for which teachers have to prepare. We’ll also share how teachers have woven CS First into their classroom routines and tackled common issues such as classroom management and individualizing student pace and learning. Finally, this session will spotlight student voice. In their own words, students will explain the projects they are most proud of and the skills they gained while working in the CS First curriculum.

Outline

In this virtual session, participants will witness the impact of CS First in the classroom through the eyes of an eCoach, a teacher, and a student. We’ll explore how coaches can best help teachers blend CS First activities with their subject-area content so that computer science doesn’t feel like “one more thing” for which teachers have to prepare. We’ll also share how teachers have woven CS First into their blended classroom routines and tackled common issues such as classroom management and remotely individualizing student pace and learning. Finally, this session will spotlight student voice. In their own words, students will explain the projects they are most proud of and the skills they gained while working in the CS First curriculum.

Supporting research

The CS First curriculum stands on a strong foundation of research exploring: reports on computer science education, strategies for increasing access and improving participation, current challenges and barriers to participation, strategies to improve student engagement and build skills for the future.
https://edu.google.com/latest-news/research/?modal_active=none&story-card_activeEl=computer-science-and-future-skills

The Five Star coaching model was developed with the support of the following research:
ISTE Whitepaper
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-jFwd_HAIlfRnBsYTRkYi1EWWc/view
ISTE Standards for Coaches
https://www.iste.org/standards/for-coaches

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Presenters

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Molly Rupert, Five Star Technology Solutions

Molly Rupert, Associate Director of Professional Development with Five Star Technology Solutions, is a Google Certified Trainer who is excited to share her enthusiasm for all things Google! As a former ELA teacher, Molly enjoyed using technology to help her students become critical and creative thinkers. Now, she channels that passion into empowering educators to feel confident in the world of educational technology. Molly also enjoys performing on stage, traveling with her husband, and loving on her son and dog.

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Sean Fahey, Five-Star Technology Solutions

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