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Talk: 'Research Issues Around Preparing Computing Educators'

Event Details

April 26, 2018
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Furcolo Hall

Room: 102

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Deanna Roux

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."