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csk8 - june 28 2021

Applications of Affinity Space Characteristics in Music Education

In this episode Jared O'Leary unpacks his (2020) publication titled “Applications of affinity space characteristics in music education,” in which he relates the twelve characteristics of informal learning spaces to computer science education.

CSK8 - jun 21

Connecting with and Listening to Students with Dominick Sanders

In this interview with Dominick Sanders, we discuss the importance of connecting with and listening to students, the impact of being a positive role model for kids, considering equity for individuals and across the entire state of South Carolina, what Dominick learned through their experience with Xposure STEM, Dominick’s plan for improving CS in South Carolina, Dominick’s experience with CSTA’s Equity Fellowship, how Dominick continues to learn and grow as a CS educator, thinking through intersectionality in relation to representation, and so much more.

CSK8 - jun14

CS unplugged or coding classes

In this episode, Jared O'Leary unpacks Bell’s (2021) publication titled “CS unplugged or coding classes? Perhaps a more appropriate question is ‘why not both’?” which argues there’s value in doing both unplugged and coding lessons.

csk8 - mark guzial

Computing Education Research with Mark Guzdial

In this interview with Mark Guzdial, we discuss the similarities and differences between constructionism and constructivism, think through when to situate and apply learning, discuss contextualized learning, creating multiple pathways for exploring computer science, problematizing subservient relationships with integrated curricula or courses, task-specific and domain-specific languages, using multiple learning theories through a multiperspectivalist approach, changes to public policy that Mark would make to help out CS educators and the field, and much more.

csk8 - may 31 - using math

Using Questions That Guide Math

In this episode Jared O'leary discusses some example questions we can ask to encourage students to think deeper about computer science and computational thinking by unpacking two papers on using guiding questions in mathematics education. The first paper paper by Way (2014) is titled “Using questioning to stimulate mathematical thinking” and the second paper by Pennant (2018) is titled “Developing a classroom culture that supports a problem-solving approach to mathematics.”

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