Creating an environment in which elementary educators can teach coding

Betty Love, Cindy Corritore, Victor Winter, Davina Faimon

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Abstract

Across the globe, there is an increasing push to incorporate coding into the entire K-12 curriculum - a shift which entails enormous challenges. This paper presents preliminary findings of an approach we are developing which addresses a key challenge associated with teaching coding, namely how to enable teachers with minimal coding backgrounds to effectively teach coding. The model we are developing provides online real-time tech support to teachers, thereby lowering the technical barriers to coding instruction. The genesis of this approach emerged from a year-long after school coding club run by the authors for elementary school students. This was followed by a pilot study involving gifted students in multiple elementary schools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2016 - The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages643-648
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450343138
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 21 2016
Event15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2016 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 21 2016Jun 24 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of IDC 2016 - The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children

Other

Other15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period6/21/166/24/16

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Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Coding
  • Computational thinking
  • Coordinate systems
  • Functional programming
  • LEGO
  • Math
  • Minecraft
  • SML

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Love, B., Corritore, C., Winter, V., & Faimon, D. (2016). Creating an environment in which elementary educators can teach coding. In Proceedings of IDC 2016 - The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (pp. 643-648). (Proceedings of IDC 2016 - The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2930674.2936008