Improving Computing Education by Developing Regional Communities of Computing Educators
The Disciplinary Commons for Computing Educators (DCCE) in Georgia
The Disciplinary Commons for Computing Educators (DCCE) in Georgia is a new project funded by the NSF CISE Pathway to Revitalized Undergraduate Computing Education (CPATH) Community Building track. The DCCE is aimed at developing a statewide community of computing educators, who hold common interests in computing education and goals of making innovations in computing education.
We invite college or university instructors who teach introductory computer science, along with high school computer science teachers, especially Computer Science Advanced Placement (CS-AP) teachers to participate in the DCCE for a period of one year. During this year, teachers will discuss their own teaching practice through (bi-)monthly meetings and an on-line forum, undertake peer observation and peer review, investigate their own classroom practice by collecting and analyzing data to answer a question of concern to them, or document their classroom teaching through shared production of course portfolios.
About 10 participants (half from each level) will be selected from high schools and universities in Georgia each year. If accepted, participants are expected to actively participate in DCCE activities.
Mini-conferences for both college and high school computing instructors
Course portfolio model for high school CS teachers only
Course portfolio model for college computing faculty and high school CS teachers
Action research model for college computing faculty and high school CS teachers
The PI of this project is Mark Guzdial, professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. The two workshop facilitators are Lijun Ni and Allison Tew, P.h.D students in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. Our external evaluator is Tom Mcklin. This project borrows insights from the Disciplinary Commons project, and is guided by the Disciplinary Commons inventors, Sally Fincher and Josh Tenenberg.