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Title: Middle School Teachers' Self-efficacy in Teaching Computer Science and Digital Literacy
This pilot study explores the impact of the CS Pathways professional development (PD) program on the teachers' self-efficacy in teaching a middle school computer science and digital literacy (CSDL) curriculum. The main goal of the study is to investigate the attributes that describe the teachers' self-efficacy after their first-year participation in the PD. A total of 19 middle school teachers from two states, NY and MA, attended the CS Pathway PD program and completed the end-of-year survey pertaining to self-efficacy in CSDL; more than half accepted the interview to help further understand their perceptions (n=10). Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is applied to study the attributes of the teachers' self-efficacy. The preliminary results capture teachers' self-efficacy patterns, which inform the PD and indicate its effectiveness and challenges.  more » « less
Award ID(s):
1923452 1923461
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Date Published:
Journal Name:
SIGCSE '21: Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Page Range / eLocation ID:
1298 to 1298
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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