What makes an effective computing PD experience?

By James Robinson. Posted

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.

Guests

Joining us today are guests we met through the conference who joined us to share their expertise:

  • Brian Twarek is a K-12 Computer Science Education Leader and now Director of Education for CSTA
  • Elizabeth Bacon is an educator and curriculum developer who’s worked with code.org and CoderZ




James Robinson.
James Robinson is a computing educator, trainer, and host of the Hello World podcast.





Gemma Coleman.
Gemma Coleman is the editor of Hello World magazine.





Bryan Twarek.
Brian Twarek is a K-12 Computer Science Education Leader and now Director of Education for CSTA





Elisabeth Bacon.
Elizabeth Bacon is an educator and curriculum developer





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