1. Jeff Gray
  2. Infusing Cooperative Learning into Computer Science Principles Courses to Promote Engagement and Diversity
  3. http://bit.ly/apcsp-cl-book1
  4. University of Alabama, Duke University, Rutgers University
  1. Owen Astrachan
  2. Professor
  3. Infusing Cooperative Learning into Computer Science Principles Courses to Promote Engagement and Diversity
  4. http://bit.ly/apcsp-cl-book1
  5. Duke University
  1. Kathy Haynie
  2. Infusing Cooperative Learning into Computer Science Principles Courses to Promote Engagement and Diversity
  3. http://bit.ly/apcsp-cl-book1
  4. Haynie Research and Evaluation
  1. Frances P. Trees
  2. https://www.cs.rutgers.edu/faculty/frances-p-trees
  3. Associate Teaching Professor
  4. Infusing Cooperative Learning into Computer Science Principles Courses to Promote Engagement and Diversity
  5. http://bit.ly/apcsp-cl-book1
  6. Rutgers University
Public Discussion
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    Lisa Miller

    Facilitator
    May 13, 2019 | 09:38 p.m.

    Thank you for sharing your video! I'm curious if you are working with a particular AP CSP curriculum, or is your project more general?  Are there plans to disseminate the CL resources designed by teachers?  How do you plan to measure the impact of the project?

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    Jeff Gray

    Lead Presenter
    May 14, 2019 | 03:25 a.m.

    Hi Lisa

    Thanks for the great questions!

    Our project was curriculum-agnostic. Among the four summers of workshops, we had participants from every AP CSP provider. The lesson plans that were developed can be taught within the AP CSP curriculum framework for any curriculum.

    We have a set of resources available, such as:

    • A set of professionally edited videos of activities designed by our teacher cohort participants
    • A workbook of AP CSP lesson plans infused with cooperative learning structures, Created by our teacher cohort participants

    Kathy Haynie was our project evaluator and provided over 100 pages of evaluation for us over the four years of the project. We summarized that in a 2019 SIGCSE paper (I can send a more direct link if that helps):

    Best wishes

    Jeff

     

     
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    Lisa Miller
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    Jeff Gray

    Lead Presenter
    May 14, 2019 | 03:27 a.m.

    Sorry, the bit.ly links did not come through well. Please use:

     

     
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    Lisa Miller

    Facilitator
    May 15, 2019 | 09:33 p.m.

    Thank you!

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    Abby Funabiki

    Facilitator
    May 13, 2019 | 10:21 p.m.

    So great to see so much collaboration and networking! Especially since we know isolation can be a challenge for CS teachers. Have educators continued to collaborate and communicate after the workshop? Have most of the teachers implemented what they've learned? Have you experienced any implementation challenges? Thank you in advance for any additional info! 

     
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    Jared O'Leary
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    Jeff Gray

    Lead Presenter
    May 14, 2019 | 03:32 a.m.

    Thanks Abby!

    The workshop that is shown in our video documents the collaboration in our final project year, where we brought back teachers from previous year workshops who were collaborating and implementing the ideas in their classroom. After the workshop, the participants continued to work on the activities and lesson plans that are in the workbook (finalized in Spring 2019). These are lessons that the contributing teachers have used successfully in their own classes.

    Thanks again

    Jeff

     
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    Quinn Burke

    Facilitator
    May 14, 2019 | 07:13 p.m.

    Great stuff Jeff (and wider team) - really appreciate your having your teachers tell the story here!  Quick question - was participating in the CSP professional development open to all teachers or geared toward existing math/ tech instructors?

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    Jeff Gray

    Lead Presenter
    May 15, 2019 | 04:59 a.m.

    Hi Quinn,

    Thanks for checking out our video - hope you are doing well!

    Our application process (from 2015 through 2018) was open to all teachers, regardless of their background. We just needed verification that they were actually teaching CSP (our first year the teachers were still preparing as pre-AP before the 2017 first exam). Although we were open to all teachers, the majority appeared to be from math/career tech.

    Take care!

    Jeff

     
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    Quinn Burke

    Facilitator
    May 15, 2019 | 12:23 p.m.

    Thanks Jeff!

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    Kathy Haynie

    Researcher
    May 15, 2019 | 10:53 a.m.

    A wonderful project with powerful and significant results for broadening participation in computing. Hopefully, teachers will browse our resources and find useful ideas for their own CS Principles courses! 

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    Jared O'Leary

    Researcher
    May 16, 2019 | 02:03 p.m.

    I appreciate the focus on cooperative learning structures and strategies. I'm curious about how such a focus might have encouraged teachers to cooperate with other teachers they met in a workshop after they left the workshop and worked in their classrooms.

     
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    Rebekah Lang

    K-12 Teacher
    May 19, 2019 | 08:34 p.m.

    I definitely benefited from the collective wisdom of the other participants in this workshop and this helped me to remember the power of collaboration for all--even for adult learners and teachers. I had struggled to really see myself as a CS teacher, since this was my first course and I had been a middle school English and math teacher for most of my career. (I was one comfortable with cooperative learning who needed to understand CS and the intersection of the two). Here, I was included, contributing and learning, and I felt so much more confident about the material and my ability to apply good instructional practices with it. While I haven't kept in direct contact with the other CS teachers from our workshop, I have been an active member of a few CSP teaching communities on Facebook and have benefited from these PLNs. I think that starting my CSP teaching journey with this professional development and collaborative research really encouraged me to continue to build that online PLN and rely on it when needed.

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    Sarah Dunton

    ECEP Alliance Director
    May 18, 2019 | 10:29 a.m.

    Great work Jeff and team! Hearing the energy and excitement from the educators that are in the video is inspiring. They clearly are clearly connected to the cooperative learning model.  

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    Sarah Lee

    Higher Ed Administrator
    May 20, 2019 | 11:32 a.m.

    Great work, Jeff! I see some similarities in approach with our Attract-Inspire-Mentor teacher transdisciplinary teacher professional development approach here in MS, and we can certainly learn from your best practices.

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