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Title: Making sense of coding and robotics: Professional learning with elementary school teachers.
n this paper we described the process of four in-service elementary school teachers learning coding in a blended professional learning course developed and delivered through a federally funded research practice partnership project. We focused on the collective nature of learning and use activity theory (Engeström, 1999) to analyze connections among mediations, contradictions, and meaningful practices that were occurring for teachers in the course over time. The results showed that professional learning programs to support elementary teachers’ implementation of robotics and coding teaching and learning can systematically foster teachers’ collaboration in learning coding/robotics and developing lesson activities incorporating coding and robotics in meaningful ways in the day to day curriculum and teaching in their elementary classrooms.  more » « less
Award ID(s):
1741910
NSF-PAR ID:
10250052
Author(s) / Creator(s):
Publisher / Repository:
AERA Online Paper Repository
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Annual meeting program American Educational Research Association
ISSN:
0163-9676
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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