- Find out more about the CSTA Annual Conference and what our team learnt while we were there.
- Learn more about the CSTA How We Teach Computing Summit
In our final episode for this season we ask the question "What makes an effective computing PD experience?". The Hello World team have just returned from 5 days in Chicago, IL supporting the CSTA Annual Conference, attended by computing educators from across the US and wider world. While we were there we shared The Big Book of Computing Pedagogy with those attending. We also spent time reflecting on the many forms that PD can take along with the value and characteristics of high-quality PD experiences.
Joining us today are guests we met through the conference who joined us to share their expertise:
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Exploring logic gates in Minecraft
Martin O’Hanlon shares how you can introduce logic gates to students by creating circuits in Minecraft. HW: The Big Book of Computing Content, pg. 17-19
Separating the learning from the application
Josh Crossman explores the importance of leading teaching with concepts and skills, rather than the nuances of software applications. HW: The Big Book of Computing Content, pg. 46-47
Ben Hall discusses the idea of threshold concepts in Creating Media topics. HW: The Big Book of Computing Content, pg. 38-
Approaches to teaching networking
Katharine Childs, James Robinson, and Andy Bush, discuss the importance of understanding of how networks, systems, and devices work. HW: The Big Book of Computing Content, pg. 26-28.
How does this work?
The input–process–output model can support young learners with understanding the technology around them. HW: The Big Book of Computing Content, pg. 14-15.
Big ideas in AI education
We must understand progression — what you learn when, and in which sequence — before we can teach AI. HW: The Big Book of Computing Content, pg. 98-99
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