Developing Computationally Literate Teacher Educators

Chrystalla Mouza, Megean Garvin, Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff, Lori Pollock

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In this study we present the design and implementation of a professional development program for teacher educators focusing on computational thinking (CT). The design of the program addressed three key elements of CT including content, pedagogy, and collaborative module design. We subsequently examine teacher educators’ perspectives of CT and its integration across pre-service teacher education courses. Participants included 22 teacher educators representing a range of institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region. Data were collected through observations, exit tickets at the end of each PD session, and drafts of CT-integrated module designs. Preliminary findings indicated that participants expanded and deepened their understanding of CT and generated multiple ideas on the integration of CT in their respective courses and teacher education contexts...
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2021
EditorsElizabeth Langran, Leanna Archambault
Place of PublicationOnline, United States
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Mar 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


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