Understanding the current state of computer science education and where it is headed begins our journey. View the video below by scrolling forward to 21:30. Listen in on where the United States began, currently is, and where we are headed.
What is your state doing?
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We will focus on the ’roadblocks’ identified in chapter 1: getting comfortable with living in beta, fear of failure, and time. Self reflect on the following:
Do you enjoy living in beta?
If so…what personal characteristics/traits do you have that might make this easier than for you than someone who may not be comfortable or enjoy living in beta?
If you don’t enjoy living Beta, how might you take small steps toward gaining confidence to before comfortable?
Are you afraid of failure?
Do you feel you need to know all aspects of your content prior to teaching it to your students?
Does your role of teacher ever shift to the ‘lead learner’ by allowing your students to teach something you may not know? How comfortable are you with this shift?
Do you ever feel overwhelmed with not having enough time to teach everything your district requires?
Are you teaching isolated skills?
Might there be ways in which you can combine skills and standards to make for more cohesive learning?