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October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher Practical Solutions for Addressing K–12 Computer Science Equity Issues Michelle Hutton Joanna.

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1 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher Practical Solutions for Addressing K–12 Computer Science Equity Issues Michelle Hutton Joanna Goode Caitlin Kelleher Chris Stephenson, Chair

2 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher Introductions Michelle Hutton The Girls Middle School Joanna Goode University of Oregon, Teacher Education Department Caitlin Kelleher Carnegie Mellon University, Post-doctorate Researcher Chris Stephenson Oregon State University, College of Education

3 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher The CSTA Poster Project Goals Attract girls and underrepresented groups to computer science & IT Demonstrate that CS is more than the stereotypes Get kids attention in a subtle way

4 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher CSTA Poster Messages Computer science is more than sitting at a computer alone Computer science provides a way to help society/change the world Emotional appeal Interdisciplinary aspects of computing

5 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher Equity Poster Project Results Poster distributed to over 16,000 teachers A careers in computing lesson unit available on the CSTA website. It will also be published in American School Counselors magazine

6 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher More CSTA Equity Projects Working with National Center for Women & Information Technology to create a K-12 equity resource package Working with the American School Counselors Association to provide counselors with relevant, useful information Working with researchers to help them disseminate resources and best practices for K-12 Making equity a key focus in everything we do (publications, workshops, resource materials)

7 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher

8 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher

9 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher Principal Establish class & Assign teacher Counselors Recruit students School District Teacher Training Learning Resources (texts) Student Support Programs Institutional Support – Key District Officials APCS Classroom Teaching & Learning

10 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher

11 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher Alice Helps At-Risk CS Majors CS1 GradeTake CS2? No Alice Class Prior to CS1 C47% Alice Class Prior to CS1 B88%

12 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher Storytelling Alice Present programming as a means to the end of storytelling

13 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher Storytelling Alice includes… 1.high-level animations and scene support 2.a gallery of 3D characters that inspire stories 3.a story-based tutorial that teaches users the basics of Alice programming

14 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher Storytelling vs. Generic Alice Users of Storytelling Alice –Spent 42% more of their time programming –Were more than three times as likely to sneak extra time to work on their programs (51% vs 16%) –Express more interest in future Alice use Users of both Storytelling and Generic Alice preferred Storytelling Alice

15 October 2006Grace Hopper Celebration Hutton, Goode, Kelleher Contact Information Michelle Hutton (The Girls Middle School) Joanna Goode (University of Oregon) Cailin Kelleher (Carnegie Mellon University) Chris Stephenson (Computer Science Teachers Association)


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