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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

24 Citations (Scopus)

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 - Apr 19 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

Fingerprint

Teaching
educator
teacher
community
evaluation
teaching practice
classroom
present
school
experience
Group

Keywords

  • CS teacher
  • Community
  • Reflection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

Cite this

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

Building a community to support HS CS teachers : The Disciplinary Commons for Computing Educators. / Ni, Lijun; Guzdial, Mark; Tew, Allison Elliott; Morrison, Briana; Galanos, Ria.

SIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. 2011. p. 553-558 (SIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ni, L, Guzdial, M, Tew, AE, 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. SIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, pp. 553-558, 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2011, Dallas, TX, United States, 3/9/11. https://doi.org/10.1145/1953163.1953319
Ni L, Guzdial M, Tew AE, Morrison B, Galanos R. 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. 2011. p. 553-558. (SIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education). https://doi.org/10.1145/1953163.1953319
Ni, Lijun ; Guzdial, Mark ; Tew, Allison Elliott ; Morrison, Briana ; Galanos, Ria. / Building a community to support HS CS teachers : The Disciplinary Commons for Computing Educators. SIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. 2011. pp. 553-558 (SIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education).
@inproceedings{c07a81bc99854d47a3b1a586d76806b5,
title = "Building a community to support HS CS teachers: The Disciplinary Commons for Computing Educators",
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.",
keywords = "CS teacher, Community, Reflection",
author = "Lijun Ni and Mark Guzdial and Tew, {Allison Elliott} and Briana Morrison and Ria Galanos",
year = "2011",
month = "4",
day = "19",
doi = "10.1145/1953163.1953319",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "9781450305006",
series = "SIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education",
pages = "553--558",
booktitle = "SIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Building a community to support HS CS teachers

T2 - The Disciplinary Commons for Computing Educators

AU - Ni, Lijun

AU - Guzdial, Mark

AU - Tew, Allison Elliott

AU - Morrison, Briana

AU - Galanos, Ria

PY - 2011/4/19

Y1 - 2011/4/19

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - CS teacher

KW - Community

KW - Reflection

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79954435071&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79954435071&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1145/1953163.1953319

DO - 10.1145/1953163.1953319

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:79954435071

SN - 9781450305006

T3 - SIGCSE'11 - Proceedings of the 42nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

SP - 553

EP - 558

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

ER -