SIGCSE 2020 - K12 Highlights

The following are events that may be of interest to K-12 educators, but be sure to check out the full symposium schedule on Whova.

Pre-Symposium Events, Wednesday, March 11, 2020

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM, An Assessments Hub and Community of Practice for K-12 Computer Science C122

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Computer Science Principles Providers and Teachers Forum B118

Day 1 Symposium Events, Thursday, March 12, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Poster Session 1

  • Poster #101: Understanding Parents’ Perceived Barriers to Engaging Their Children in Out-of-School Computer Science Programs
  • Poster #110: We’ll be Scratching All the Time. “Understanding the Role of Language in Computational Thinking Education for Elementary Teachers”
  • Poster #111: Integrating Computational Thinking in math courses for 3rd and 4th Grade students with Learning disabilities via Scratch
  • Poster #118: Iteration with Intention: Project-Based Learning of Computational Thinking
  • Poster #127: Preparing Pre-Service Teacher Candidates for the Praxis Exam: An Innovative Model of Blended Support
  • Poster #128: Video Analysis of Student Challenges and Interactions in Computational Thinking-integrated Botany

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Session 1D: Learning A

  • 10:45am - 11:10am, Lessons Learned From Introducing Preteens in Parent-Led Homeschooling to Computational Thinking
  • 11:10am - 11:35am, Understanding Wikipedia as a Resource for Opportunistic Learning of Computing Concepts
  • 11:35am - 12:00pm, TIPP&SEE: A Learning Strategy to Guide Students through Use–>Modify Scratch Activities

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Session 1J: Researching Race in Computer Science Education:Demystifying Key Vocabulary and Methods Panel

1:45 PM - 5:00 PM, ACM Student Research Competition - Poster Session

  • SRC #3: The AP Computer Science Principles Exam: Teacher Reflections
  • SRC #4: Increasing Understanding of Students’ Programming Process through Scratch Programming Event Data Analysis
  • SRC #106: FLAMES: A Socially Relevant Computing Experience for High School Students
  • SRC #107: Introducing Middle School Students to Programmable Sensor Technologies Through an Immersive Experience
  • SRC #109: Pin Status: An Arduino Debugging Library for High School E-textile Courses
  • SRC #110: A “Low-Floor”Multimeter: Supporting E-textile Debugging by Revealing Voltage and Continuity

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Lightning Talks Session 1

  • 1:50pm - 1:55pm, LT #102: All Means All: Bringing Project-based, Approachable AI Curriculum to More High School Students through AI4ALL Open Learning
  • 2:30pm - 2:35pm, LT #108: Improving the Outcomes of Hispanics in AP Computer Science
  • 2:40pm - 2:45pm, LT #110: Computational Thinking in Teacher Education

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Session 2D: BPC Initiatives

  • 1:45pm - 2:10pm, Algebra I Before High School as a Gatekeeper to Computer Science Participation
  • 2:10pm - 2:35pm, Promoting and Supporting Computer Science Among Middle School Girls of Color
  • 2:35pm - 3:00pm, Broadening Participation in Computing: The Role of Upward Transfer

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Session 2E: Math & CS

  • 1:45pm - 2:10pm, Didactic strategies and working methods when teaching programming in primary school Findings from a national project in Sweden
  • 2:10pm - 2:35pm, Comprehending Code: Understanding the Relationship between Reading and Math Proficiency, and 4th-Grade CS Learning Outcomes
  • 2:35pm - 3:00pm, Motivating Future Adventures in Computing by Unmasking Math Behind Movie Special Effects

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Session 2J: The Impact of CS for All on College Placement in Computer Science Panel

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM, Session 3A: Novice Programmer Behaviors

  • 3:45pm - 4:10pm, Exploring Novice Programmers’ Homework Practices: Initial Observations of Information Seeking Behaviors
  • 4:10pm - 4:35pm, Sometimes It’s Just Sloppiness - Studying Students’ Programming Errors and Misconceptions
  • 4:35pm - 5:00pm, A Comparison of Two Pair Programming Configurations for Upper Elementary Students

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM, Session 3B: CS Instruction

  • 3:45pm - 4:10pm, CS Student Laptop and Computer Lab Usage as a Factor of Success in Computing Education
  • 4:10pm - 4:35pm, Factors Associated With High-Quality Computer Science Instruction: Data from a nationally representative sample of high school teachers
  • 4:35pm - 5:00pm, A Strategy to Enhance Computer Science Teaching Material Using Topic Modelling: Towards Overcoming The Gap Between College And Workplace Skills

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM, Session 3K: Integrating Computing and Computational Thinking into K-12 STEM Learning Panel

6:30 PM - 7:20 PM, Birds of a Feather Flock B

  • BOF #7B: Engaging JROTC Youth in CS Pathways: A Community Discussion of K-12 Cyber Security and Data Science Topics

Day 2 Symposium Events, Friday, March 13, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Poster Session 2

  • Poster #219: Computational Thinking Test Tool to Measure Cognitive Ability of K-12 Students
  • Poster #225: School-wide Integration of Computational Thinking into Elementary Schools: A Cross-case Study
  • Poster #227: Designing Block-Based Programming Language Features to Support Upper Elementary Students in Creating Interactive Science Narratives
  • Poster #228: A Conceptual Assessment Framework for K-12 Computer Science Rubric Design

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Session 4B: Elementary School Experiences

  • 10:45am - 11:10am, Future-proofing Kiwi kids through the use of digital technology
  • 11:10am - 11:35am, Patterns in Elementary-Age Student Responses to Personalized & Generic Code Comprehension Questions
  • 11:35am - 12:00pm, Comparing TUIs and GUIs for Primary School Programming

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Session 4C: BPC

  • 10:45am - 11:10am, Applying NCWIT Protocol to Broaden Participation in Computing: A Case Study
  • 11:10am - 11:35am, Experience of Administering Our First NSF S-STEM (Scholarship) Grant
  • 11:35am - 12:00pm, Does AP CS Principles Broaden Participation in Computing? An Analysis of APCSA and APCSP Participants

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Session 4F: Computing Education Research

  • 10:45am - 11:10am, A Gap Analysis of Statistical Data Reporting in K-12 Computing Education Research: Recommendations for Improvement
  • 11:10am - 11:35am, Metrics of Success for High School CSforAll Initiatives: Demographic Patterns from 2008 to 2018 on Advanced Placement Computer Science Exams
  • 11:35am - 12:00pm, A Longitudinal Analysis of K-12 Computing Education Research in the United States

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Session 4H: Activities for Building Understanding: How AI4ALL Teaches AI to Diverse High School Students Special Session

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Session 5B: Middle School Experiences

  • 1:45pm - 2:10pm, Drag and Drop Programming Experiences and Equity: an Analysis of a Large Scale Middle School Student Motivation Survey
  • 2:10pm - 2:35pm, Exploring Middle School Students’ Reflections on the Infusion of CS into Science Classrooms
  • 2:35pm - 3:00pm, Designing an Assessment for Introductory Programming Concepts in Middle School Computer Science

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Session 5G: Scratch

  • 1:45pm - 2:10pm, Eliciting Student Scratch Script Understandings via Scratch Charades
  • 2:10pm - 2:35pm, Introducing coding through tabletop board games and their digital instantiations across elementary classrooms and school libraries
  • 2:35pm - 3:00pm, Scratch Encore: The Design and Pilot of a Culturally-Relevant Intermediate Scratch Curriculum

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Session 5H: An Introduction to Conducting Quantitative K-12 Computing Education Research Special Session

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Session 5J: Computer Science through Concurrent Enrollment: A Strategy to Broaden Participation Special Session

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Session 5K: Extending and Evaluating the Use-Modify-Create progression for engaging youth in computational thinking Panel

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Session 5L: The Joys and Challenges of Outreach in CS Education to Low-Income Populations Panel

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Poster Session 3

  • Poster #301: Introducing Computer Science into K-8 Classrooms: Teachers’ Perspectives from a Large, Urban School District
  • Poster #302: Initial Learning Trajectories for K-12 Quantum Computing
  • Poster #304: CS4All: An Early Look at Teacher Implementation in NYC
  • Poster #306: CyberPDX: An Interdisciplinary Professional Development Program for Middle and High School Teachers
  • Poster #312: Teacher and School Supports to Promote Equitable Implementation of AP CSP in NYC
  • Poster #314: Resources for Computational Thinking: Co-designing with Teachers
  • Poster #315: Teaching Computational Thinking through Civics: NYC’s Hack League
  • Poster #322: Summer Coding Camp as a Gateway to STEM
  • Poster #326: Iterative Design and Development of UTeach AP Computer Science A Curriculum

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM, Session 6A: Blocks

  • 3:45pm - 4:10pm, Pythons and Martians and Finches, Oh My! Lessons Learned from a Mandatory 8th Grade Python Class
  • 4:35pm - 5:00pm, Cluster-Based Analysis of Novice Coding Misconceptions in Block-Based Programming

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM, Session 6B: High School Experiences

  • 3:45pm - 4:10pm, Investigating Different Assignment Designs to Promote Collaboration in Block-Based Environments
  • 4:10pm - 4:35pm, A State-Wide Effort to Provide Access to Authentic Computer Science Education to Underrepresented Populations
  • 4:35pm - 5:00pm, Self-Regulation for High School Learners in a MOOC Computer Science Course

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Workshop #310: Teaching Cybersecurity in CSP (or Any CS Class): Introducing the Security Mindset

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Workshop #311: Using Sensor Technologies to Introduce Secondary Education Students to Computational Thinking and Computer Science

Day 3 Symposium Events, Saturday, March 14, 2020

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM, Demo Session 5

  • Demo #5A: CMU CS Academy: A Browser-based, Text-based Introduction to Programming through Graphics and Animations in Python

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Poster Session 4

  • Poster #404: Vectors of CT-ification: Integrating Computational Activities in STEM Classrooms
  • Poster #413: Seeking the Goals of K-12 Computing Education
  • Poster #425: The Changing Profile of ECS Teachers

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Lightning Talks Session 2

  • 11:30 AM - 11:35 AM, LT #208: Evaluating 10 Years of Girls Only Computing Camps: Impacts, Lessons Learned and a New Future Direction

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Session 7A: Professional Development A

  • 10:45am - 11:10am, Upper Elementary and Middle Grade Teachers’ Perceptions, Concerns, and Goals for Integrating CS into Classrooms
  • 11:10am - 11:35am, Code, Connect, Create: The 3C Professional Development Model to Support Computational Thinking Infusion
  • 11:35am - 12:00pm, Critical Incidents in K-12 Computer Science Classrooms - Towards Vignettes for Computer Science Teacher Training

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Session 7B: Computational Thinking B

  • 10:45am - 11:10am, The Role of Evidence Centered Design and Participatory Design in a Playful Assessment for Computational Thinking About Data
  • 11:10am - 11:35am, Work in Progress Report: A STEM EcoSystem Approach to CS/CT for All in a Middle
  • 11:35am - 12:00pm, Introduction to computational thinking: a new high school course using CodeWorld

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Session 7I: Higher Education and Elementary School Computing Partnership Special Session

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Session 7L: Looking Ahead Professional Development Needs for Experienced CS Teachers Panel

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Session 8A: Professional Development B

  • 1:45pm - 2:10pm, Evaluating a Systems Approach to District CS Education Implementation
  • 2:10pm - 2:35pm, A Preservice Pathway for Preparing Future AP CS Principles Teachers
  • 2:35pm - 3:00pm, Project Scoring for Program Evaluation and Teacher Professional Development

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Session 8F: K12 Teaching

  • 1:45pm - 2:10pm, Teaching Elementary Computer Science through Universal Design for Learning
  • 2:10pm - 2:35pm, Design Studios for K-12 Computing Education
  • 2:35pm - 3:00pm, Impacts of Creating Smart Everyday Objects on Young Female Students’ Programming Skills and Attitudes

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM, Session 8I: CS Principles Curriculum Framework Updates for 2020 Panel

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Workshop #407: Teach Girls to Code and Change the World

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Workshop #410: The Beauty and Joy of Computing Curriculum and Teacher Professional Development