Kathleen Haynie

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This paper summarizes our mid-project results in developing and evaluating a CS Principles (CSP) professional development (PD) model for training several cohorts of teachers across an entire state geography. CS4Alabama is an NSF-funded project that has adopted the successful practices of a national AP training program developed by the National Math and(More)
1. Summary The Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science program is intended to reflect enough of a common core of a first semester or year of university-level computer science so that placement or credit can be awarded for work done before college. The SIGCSE symposia have a long history of providing forums for discussing the evolution of the AP program(More)
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. This report illustrates how the general principles and structural components of the PADI framework were applied to a Mystery Powders assessment demonstration project that(More)
Disclaimer Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Large-scale science assessments have been criticized for not tapping rich, authentic scientific problems. The use of evidence-centered design (ECD) principles(More)
This poster describes our first-year experience in developing and evaluating a CS Principles professional development model for training a cohort of teachers across an entire state geography. The scalable deployment and sustainable persistence of the new CS Principles course adopts the successful practices of a national AP training program developed by the(More)
A physical computing classroom is a popular setting to teach elementary students programming through the use of realistic physical hardware. However, various learning activities and their associated instructional media may cause distraction and disengagement in students' learning experiences. We propose a method to improve the design of learning activities(More)
This poster describes how this project has induced teacher preparation and broadened student participation in Computer Science Principles throughout Alabama from 2013-2016. We will describe our professional development (PD) model, gain for participating instructors, results of CS Principles course implementations, and student engagement and outcomes. A(More)
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