A pre-college professional development program

Journal Article

In this paper, we describe the results of a four-year collaborative project conducted among six higher education institutions and their partner pre-college school systems across the US. The primary goal of the project was to offer professional development to middle and high school teachers to enable those teachers to create modules and courses to excite their students about computing. The project used Alice, a software program that utilizes 3-D visualization methods, as a medium to create a high-level of interest in computer graphics, animation, and storytelling among middle and high school students, to build understanding of object-based programming. More than 100 middle and high school teachers participated in the project, with approximately 80% of those reporting that they had used what they learned during summer workshops in their classrooms during the subsequent years. © 2011 ACM.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cooper, S; Dann, W; Lewis, D; Lawhead, P; Rodger, S; Schep, M; Stalvey, R

Published Date

  • July 19, 2011

Published In

  • Iticse'11 Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science

Start / End Page

  • 188 - 192

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/1999747.1999801

Citation Source

  • Scopus