- 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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Why did the programmer get stuck in the shower?
Laura Sach shares some programming jokes to add a touch of humour to your teaching . HW20: Systems and networks, pg. 94.
Pulling the plug on computer-centric teaching
Bonnie Sheppard discusses how computer systems and networks lends itself to an unplugged teaching approach. HW20: Systems and networks, pg. 15.
Methods for teaching networking
Katharine Childs introduces the benefits and challenges from a research review of teaching approaches used in computer networks courses. HW20: Systems and networks, pg. 12-13.
Developing a sense of programming
Alex Hadwen-Bennett shares some key findings from his PhD research exploring how visually impaired learners develop their understanding of programming concepts. HW20: Systems and networks, pg. 76-77.
It all hinges on this question
The CAS Assessment Working Group share how hinge questions can be a powerful assessment-for-learning strategy in the computing classroom. HW20: Systems and networks, pg. 16-17.
Ben Garside suggests inviting a network manager into your classroom to bring networking to life. HW20: Systems and networks, pg. 20.
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