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fadi.deek@njit.edu www.ccs.njit.edu/fadi The ACM K-12 Computer Science Curriculum: Dissemination, Implementation, and Sustainability Fadi P. Deek Agenda Current Status of K-12 Computer Science Education An Integrated CSE Environment Brief Overview of ACM K-12 Curriculum Recommendations

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fadi.deek@njit.edu

www.ccs.njit.edu/fadi

The ACM K-12 Computer Science Curriculum: Dissemination, Implementation, and SustainabilityFadi P. Deek
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Agenda

Current Status of K-12 Computer Science Education

An Integrated CSE Environment

Brief Overview of ACM K-12 Curriculum Recommendations

Curriculum Model  “Deliverable” Curriculum

Standards and benchmarks

Curriculum development

Learning outcomes

Program/content evaluation

Grade Level Details

Teacher Certification/Education Programs

Funding Opportunities and Other Resources

Computer Science Teachers Association

Homework

k 12 computer science education
K-12 Computer Science Education

The ACM K-12 Model Curriculum is available at http://www.acm.org/education/k12.

Where to next?

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ACM Curriculum Model

Teacher Preparation Programs

State Content Standards/

Benchmarks

State Teacher Certification

Technical/

Pedagogical Support from University Faculty

Alignment w/ University Courses

Integrated K-12 CSE Environment

Integrated CSE Environment

a brief overview of recommendations
A Brief Overview of Recommendations

Grade: K-8

9 or 10

10 or 11

11 or 12

Level I - Foundations of

Computer Science

Level II - CS in the

Modern World

Level III - CS as

Analysis and Design

Level IV - Topics in

Computer Science

foundations of computer science grade k 8
Foundations of Computer Science (Grade K-8)

Foundational concepts

Basic skills in technology + simple algorithmic thinking ideas (NETS standards)

Hands-on activities

Modules in science, mathematics, and social studies

level i examples
Level I Examples

Algorithm for finding your way out of a maze (Turtle graphics, robotics)

Algorithm for alphabetizing a list of words

How pixel arrays and other symbols are used to describe pictures, bar codes, etc.

Text compression

Battleships (basic search algorithms)

The “orange game” (network traffic, deadlocks, etc.)

See www.unplugged.canterbury.ac.nz for examples

computer science in the modern world grade 9 or 10
Computer Science in the Modern World (Grade 9 or 10)

Introduction to computer science

Computers and their place in the modern world

Effective use of computers

Integrating technology with emerging interests

level ii topics
Principles of computer organization and components

Algorithmic problem-solving

Components of networks

Organization of Internet elements

Fundamental hierarchy and abstraction in computing

Mathematical elements of computer science

Computer models of human behavior

Utility of computers and algorithms in the modern world

Ethical issues of computers and networks

Careers in computing

Level II Topics
computer science as analysis and design grade 10 or 11
Computer Science as Analysis and Design (Grade 10 or 11)

One-year elective course that earns a curriculum credit

Emphasis on scientific/engineering aspects of computer science

Focuses on mathematical principles, algorithmic problem-solving/programming, software/hardware design, networks, and social impact

Explores interest in computer science as a profession/major

level iii topics
Level III Topics

Fundamentals: style, abstraction, correctness, efficiency

Simple data structures and their uses

Discrete math: logic, functions, sets, and their relation to computer science

Usability: web pages, interactive games, documentation

Elements of hardware design

Characteristics of compilers, operating systems, and networks

Limits of computing: computationally “hard” problem? unsolvable problem?

Principles of software engineering: projects, teams, software life cycle

Social issues: intellectual property, professional practice

Careers: computer scientist/engineer, software engineer, information technologist

topics in computer science grade 11 or 12
Topics in Computer Science (Grade 11 or 12)

Topics of personal interest

In-depth understanding

Special skills

Elective

AP Computer Science

Projects-based course

Courses leading to Industry Certification

acceptance and ownership
For acceptance, recommendations should be endorsed (e.g., ACM SIGCSE, ISTE SIGCS, ASCD, NEA, NASSP, state boards of education, National School Board Association)

For ownership, teachers should embrace the proposed curriculum model and organize themselves as a coherent group

Acceptance and Ownership
from a curriculum model to a deliverable curriculum
From a Curriculum Model to a “Deliverable” Curriculum

Important steps beyond the curriculum model definition

Partnership among teachers, professional organizations, school systems, higher education, and the government

A cyclical curriculum process to deal with the constant change in computer science

building awareness for cs learning and teaching
Building Awareness for CS Learning and Teaching

Effective CS teaching and learning environment

Administrative and community support for the CS program

Understand how CS programs improve opportunities for students’ achievement and attitudes

Strategies and resources to develop standards-based CS curricula

standards
Standards

Standards are guiding principles for making a judgment of quality

Content standards specify what students should know and be able to do

Indicate the knowledge and processes essential to teach and learn

the role of content standards
The Role of Content Standards

Not a curriculum

Not a policy or a mandate

A vision

A guide

Not a test, but can define learning outcomes

standards based curriculum
Standards-based Curriculum

Is a non-linear process

Represents the concept of “backward design”

Begins at different points

Requires rubrics and assessments

learning objectives outcomes and standards
Learning Objectives, Outcomes, and Standards

Concept to be addressed and related standards (or benchmarks)

Learning objectives/expectations

Lesson that meets the standards.

Learning outcomes to assess achievement (or meeting of standards).

evaluating and selecting standards based instructional materials
Evaluating and Selecting Standards-Based Instructional Materials

Evaluate and select instructional materials that align with a standards-based approach to CS

Develop a process for evaluating and selecting high quality instructional materials

Strategies for piloting and making selection of instructional materials

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Integrated K-12 CSE Environment

District Curriculum Guidelines

Commercial/Web Material

Grade-Level Instructional Units/Assessment Tools

Program Evaluation

Grade-Level Details

current state
Current State

State-Level Certification Standards

A few states have standards for CS teachers

Continuing education

In-service workshops and courses for recertification in CS

Schools of Education

Limited Teacher Education Programs in CS

(Standards endorsed by NCATE

http://www.ncate.org/standard/programstds.htm)

information technology teacher education at njit
Information Technology -Teacher Education at NJIT

The IT concentration in Teacher Education, offered in conjunction with Rutgers-Newark Department of Education, is designed for students interested in obtaining teacher certification in either elementary or secondary education. Students will study foundations of education and teaching methodology in addition to practical issues of technology and technology education. Students will culminate the concentration with a student teaching experience.

professional development for curriculum implementation
Professional Development for Curriculum Implementation

Implementing standards-based instructional materials requires on-going professional development initiatives and qualified trainers to provide it who need to be identified, developed, and supported

computer science teachers association a community of cs educators
Computer Science Teachers AssociationA Community of CS Educators

A semi-autonomous organization under the auspices of ACM

Opportunities for high quality, relevant professional development

Comprehensive CS curriculum

Communicate the excitement of CS and its opportunities

Research about CS Education

Policy recommendations

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Integrated CSE Environment

ACM Curriculum Model

Teacher Preparation Programs

State Content Standards/

Benchmarks

State Teacher Certification

Technical/

Pedagogical Support from University Faculty

Alignment w/ University Courses

Community of CS Educators

Integrated K-12 CSE Environment

supporting resources
Supporting Resources

Existing global resources (e.g., The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, Ontario Association for Computer Studies Educators, the Computer Science Unplugged Project). See www.enc.org, www.acse.net/resources.htm, and www.unplugged.canterbury.ac.nz

Dissemination (e.g., ACM K-12 repository, the JETT project and other forums for sharing and exchanging ideas). See http://jett.acm.org andhttp://www.acm.org/education/k12

Funded initiatives (e.g., NSF, DOE, foundations). See http://nsf.gov/ and http://www.ed.gov

opportunities for funded initiatives
Opportunities for Funded Initiatives

NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) -fellowships and associated training to enable graduate students and advanced undergraduates to serve as resources in K-12 schools

Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) - to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education for all students

Centers for Learning and Teaching (CLT) - address the need to enrich and diversify the national infrastructure by increasing the number of K-12 educators prepared in content, pedagogy, and assessment methodologies

Teacher Professional Continuum (TPC) - addresses needs regarding the recruitment, preparation, enhancement, and retention of K-12 teachers

homework
Homework

Obtain a copy of and read The ACM K-12 Education Task Force Computer Science Curriculum Report

Become an active member of CSTA

Read articles in conference proceedings/journals

Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (ACM SIGCSE)

Journal of Computer Science Education - ISTE SIGCS

Journal of Computer Science Education - Swets