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More than Gender: Taking a Systemic Approach to Improving K-12 Computer Science Education
Found in: Computer
By Chris Stephenson,Rebecca Dovi
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 42-46
An often-neglected classroom-level view of how equity issues impact both students and the teachers seeking to engage them offers insights into the need to develop a systemic approach to resolving these issues in K-12 computer science education in the US. T...
 
Transforming computer science in schools
Found in: Proceedings of the 18th ACM conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '13)
By Chris Stephenson, Judith Gal-Ezer, Julie King, Simon Humphreys
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 309-310
In this panel we explore efforts to improve computer science education in four countries.
     
CSTA CS K-12 instructional standards and CS curriculum (abstract only)
Found in: Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '13)
By Chris Stephenson, Deborah W. Seehorn, Kelly Powers, Tammy Randall Pirmann
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 746-746
In December 2011, CSTA published their new student learning standards for K-12 Computer Science. The current climate in K-12 schools is one of high stakes accountability with a strong focus on instructional standards. As a result, teachers, computer scienc...
     
The new CSTA K--12 computer science standards
Found in: Proceedings of the 17th ACM annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '12)
By Barbara Boucher Owens, Chris Stephenson, Judith Gal-Ezer, Steven Cooper
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 363-364
In this panel, we describe the new CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards, their organization, and their hoped-for impact.
     
Reforming K-12 computer science education… what will your story be?
Found in: ACM Inroads
By Cameron Wilson, Chris Stephenson
Issue Date:June 2012
pp. 43-46
The CS 10K project is an ambitious initiative to transform computing education in the United States; its success is critical to the country's ability to innovate and compete. The computing community has an unprecedented opportunity to affect K-12 education...
     
Building partnerships across the CS education spectrum (abstract only)
Found in: Proceedings of the 43rd ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '12)
By Chris Stephenson, Steve Cooper, Don Yanek, Jeff Gray
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 682-682
Over the last five years, CSTA has built a solid outreach and teacher support network through the work of its chapters and Leadership Cohort. This network has also become a major source of active partnerships between K-12 teachers, their schools, and colle...
     
Update on the CS principles project
Found in: Proceedings of the 43rd ACM technical symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '12)
By Chris Stephenson, Lien Diaz, Owen Astrachan, Amy Briggs, Jan Cuny
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 477-478
The CS Principles Project is a collaborative effort to develop a new introductory course in computer science, accessible to all students. Computer Science educators at all levels have worked together on the development of the new curriculum under the direc...
     
Bringing computational thinking to K-12: what is Involved and what is the role of the computer science education community?
Found in: ACM Inroads
By Chris Stephenson, Valerie Barr
Issue Date:February 2011
pp. 48-54
The process of increasing student exposure to computational thinking in K-12 is complex, requiring systemic change, teacher engagement, and development of signifi cant resources. Collaboration with the computer science education community is vital to this ...
     
Professional associations in K-12 computer science
Found in: Proceedings of the fifteenth annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '10)
By Chris Stephenson, Jan Vahrenhold, Judith Gal-Ezer, Margot Phillipps
Issue Date:June 2010
pp. 329-330
This panel will examine the challenges associated with establishing and maintaining computer science subject associations and ensuring their potential for improving all aspects of teaching and learning. The members of this panel have a wealth of experience...
     
Re-imagining the first year of computing
Found in: Proceedings of the 41st ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '10)
By Amy Briggs, Chris Stephenson, Kathleen Haynie, Lien Diaz, Owen Astrachan
Issue Date:March 2010
pp. 329-330
To combat the decline of teaching computing courses in high schools, a plan was created to offer professional development (in both content and pedagogy) to high school computing teachers, and to have college faculty partner with those high school teachers ...
     
Surfacing computer science in STEM education
Found in: Proceedings of the 41st ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '10)
By Chris Stephenson, John White, Mark Stehlik, Robert Schnabel, Susan Rodger
Issue Date:March 2010
pp. 261-262
This paper is an experience report that describes a computer science based workshop titled Are You Smarter than YOUR 5th Grader? and targeted at fourth through sixth grade female students and parents. The novel approach of including parents as a pair progr...
     
Computer science teacher preparation is critical
Found in: ACM Inroads
By Chris Stephenson, Judith Gal-Ezer
Issue Date:March 2010
pp. 61-66
No summary available.
     
It is a pivotal time for K--12 computer science
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Chris Stephenson
Issue Date:December 2009
pp. 5-5
Introduction The idea of doing things that can improve something is an extremely popular concept in American culture. For example, I found the phrase, make a difference, in 129 million Web pages in a Yahoo! search in July 2009. The concept typically applie...
     
Advanced placement computer science: the future of tracking the first year of instruction
Found in: Proceedings of the 40th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '09)
By Chris Stephenson, Henry Walker, Jan Cuny, Lien Diaz, Owen Astrachan
Issue Date:March 2009
pp. 1-6
The Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science program is intended to reflect enough of a common core of a first semester or year of university-level computer science so that placement or credit can be awarded for work done before college. The SIGCSE symposi...
     
An open dialogue concerning the state of education policy in computer science
Found in: Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '08)
By Chris Stephenson, Duncan Buell, J. Strother Moore, Joanna Goode, Robert Schnabel
Issue Date:March 2008
pp. 63-70
The software industry is urging on universities and colleges to cultivate software engineers who can write high quality programs. Peer code review (PCR) is accepted as an ideal way to maximize the learning outcome of students in writing quality code. Using...
     
ACM-W's new programs for recruiting and retaining women in computing
Found in: Proceedinds of the 38th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '07)
By Barbara Boucher Owens, Bettina Bair, Chris Stephenson, Gloria Childress Townsend, Joanne McGrath Cohoon, Paula Gabbert
Issue Date:March 2007
pp. 64-ff
This special session will provide an overview of the programs that ACM's executive committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W) coordinates for the recruitment and retention of women in computing. The overview will include projects in all areas of ACM-W with sp...
     
Creating a national K--12 computer science community
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Chris Stephenson
Issue Date:January 2005
pp. 29-31
ACM launches a new organization to help teachers, and ultimately students, to better appreciate the educational and professional opportunities inspired by the computing sciences.
     
Toward a K-12 computer science curriculum
Found in: Proceedings of the 34th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '03)
By Allen Tucker, Anita Verno, Chris Stephenson, Dennis McCowan, Fadi Deek, Jill Jones
Issue Date:February 2003
pp. 305-306
This special session will report on the work of the ACM K-12 Computer Science Curriculum Committee, whose charge is to design a model curriculum for K-12 computer science that can be widely implemented. It will also gather feedback from attendees on the co...
     
JAVA IDEs: why and how we use what we do
Found in: Proceedings of the 33rd SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '02)
By Barbara Boucher Owens, Chris Stephenson, Dean Sanders, Jack Rehder, Rich Pattis
Issue Date:February 2002
pp. 313-317
This panel reflects the experiences of several faculty who each use a different Java Interactive Development Environment (IDE). Panelists will discuss the salient features of the IDEs that are used at their particular institutions. Each panelist will discu...
     
A tale of two high school computer science programs and how the ACM model high school computer science curriculum may shape their future (abstract)
Found in: Proceedings of the twenty-fifth SIGCSE symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '94)
By Allan Cameron, Brian Pollack, Chris Stephenson, David W. Brown, Jeremy A. Freed, Michael A. Sheets, Patricia Amavisca, Randy L. Myers, Theresa Cuprak
Issue Date:March 1994
pp. 313-317
The use of multimedia, including voice, music, text, still images, and full motion video is becoming more and more widespread in education at all levels. Faculty must consider how to utilize the power of this technology to motivate students and to improve ...
     
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