Talk: 'Research Issues Around Preparing Computing Educators'
April 26, 2018
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
Mark Guzdial, professor and computing education researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology, speaks on "Research Issues Around Preparing Computing Educators."
Abstract: "Preparing teachers to teach computing is more than a matter of re-purposing existing courses for computer science majors. The tasks, knowledge, and skills of a CS teacher are dramatically different than that of a software developer. To meet the worldwide need for computing teachers, we must design new kinds of learning opportunities that address the needs of teachers. In this talk, I review research questions being asked about public policy, strategies for teaching and learning, and how to develop sustainable infrastructure for computing education, like teacher professional development."