Professional Development

I will post links to the workshop materials here. Just find the workshop you attended below.

Rutgers RU4CS, August 18 & 19, 2014

Introduction to POGIL, a session at Reboot, REThink, Refresh on July 31, 2014

  • Here is the pdf of the presentation with the research on POGIL

CS Curriculum Based on the CSTA K-12 Standards, a session at CSTA 2014 at Pheasant Run Resort, Illinois on July 15, 2014

Cell Phone Carnival, a mini-session at CSTA 2014 at Pheasant Run Resort, Illinois on July 15, 2014

Developing CS Materials for the Guided Inquiry Classroom, a Workshop at CSTA 2014 at Pheasant Run Resort, Illinois on July 14, 2014

  • Here are the slides from the workshop
  • For more information on POGIL
  • For activities for CS that have been created, go to CS-POGIL. If you sign up, you can see more activities in various stages of "doneness".
  • Stay tuned for updates from Helen Hu's CS0 activities and the HS CSP Activities I am working on with my awesome team!

Springfield STEM Teachers Learn Python, June 23 & 24, 2014 (for Springfield teachers, at Springfield)

  • Use the login credentials I sent you to access the online ebook we are using. Zyante - Python 3.3
  • The shared document we created with ideas for using Python in Science and Math classes at Springfield (only participants can access)

Temple Colloquia, May 2014

  • General information on POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) can be found at the POGIL Group Website. If you prefer watching a short video to clicking around a website, here you go:
    • A video of a POGIL classroom in action is available on YouTube and here (with sound!)
    • The upcoming regional workshop information is on this page
    • Contact Clif Kusmaul via the CS-POGIL site for more information on post-secondary CS materials and training.
    • Many links to the research over the last 20 years can be found on the POGIL site, under Resources, but this page, Effectiveness of POGIL will most likely answer your initial questions.
  • "Flipping" the classroom is currently a buzzword and applied to many, many new techniques that involve changing where students engage in learning activities. The University of Washington has put together a nice little intro with links for further exploration. In addition, Temple's own Pamela Barnett wrote an article for Inside Higher Ed on the subject. She calls for "Scrambling"!
  • Student Response Systems are very nice if you have them, but if you don't here are a couple of free websites that do the same thing with your students own smartphones:

Workshops, SIGCSE 2014

  • Pre-Conference Workshop on CS-POGIL, go to CS-POGIL for the presentations and materials.
  • Friday Night 'Intro to POGIL' workshop, go to cS-POGIL for the presentations and materials

Workshops, Summer 2013