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#CSK8 Podcast

Each episode of the #CSK8 Podcast explores research, experiences, or perspectives on computer science education with a focus on grades K-8.

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Decolonizing Education through SEL and PBL with Matinga Ragatz
In this interview with Matinga Ragatz, we discuss Matinga’s journey into education, creating environments where kids can learn through struggle, the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL), how schools promote individualism and exceptionalism, the intersections of project-based learning and SEL, decolonizing education, the importance of shared values in education, and so much more.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
61:25 09/26/2022
What if Freire Had Facebook? A Critical Interrogation of Social Media Woke Culture Among Privileged Voices in [Computer Science] Education Discourse
In this episode I unpack Coppola’s (2021) publication titled “What if Freire had Facebook? A critical interrogation of social media woke culture among privileged voices in music education discourse,” which summarizes Paulo Freire’s works and hypothesizes how Freire may have responded to some forms of woke culture.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
29:07 09/19/2022
Recommendations for Preventing Burnout in Education (Part 3)
Building off the previous episode on depression, suicide, and CS education, this episode is a supercut of guests responding to how they take care of themselves and stave off burnout. If you have not done so yet, I highly recommend listening to last year’s supercut on the same topic or the episode from two years ago to hear perspectives from other guests.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
61:33 09/12/2022
Depression, Suicide, and Computer Science Education (Replay)
Note: If you or anyone you know are experiencing signs of depression or suicidal ideation, please reach out to local healthcare professionals or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255In honor of national suicide prevention week, in this week’s episode replay I read a paper I wrote on the topic of depression, suicide, and computer science education. This paper is formatted into the following sections: 1) A vignette on my own experiences coping with depression and suicide; 2) Statistics on depression and suicide as it relates to various populations computer science educators work with; 3) A vignette of a computer science educator helping a student through depression and suicidal thoughts; 4) Risk factors and warning signs; 5) Suggestions for providing support; 6) A vignette from a computer science educator's perspective on a student who committed suicide; and 7) Closing thoughts.Click here for this episode’s show notes.Learn more about National Suicide Prevention Month/Week/Day.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
45:51 09/05/2022
Fostering Intersectional Identities through Rhizomatic Learning
In this episode, Jon Stapleton and I read our (2022) publication titled “Fostering intersectional identities through rhizomatic learning,” which uses mapping as a metaphor for individualized learning.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
22:47 08/29/2022
Napiya Nubuya is The Next IT Girl
In this interview with Napiya Nubuya, we discuss Napiya’s journey into CS, how COVID has impacted learning and communities, The Next IT Girl, being a role model for wellness, suggestions for working from home, the influence of fashion and design, our thoughts on the value of education, and so much more.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
59:31 08/22/2022
How Concerned Are You?
In this episode I share some of my concerns about the future of education and ask that you join me for a conversation on the topic.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
08:30 08/15/2022
Teachers as Curriculum Co-designers: Supporting Professional Learning and Curriculum Implementation in a CSforAll RPP Project
In this episode I unpack Ni et al.’s (2022) publication titled “Teachers as curriculum co-designers: Supporting professional learning and curriculum implementation in a CSforAll RPP project,” which shares results of an RPP where teachers collaboratively designed an app development curriculum that they implemented in their classrooms.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
10:57 08/08/2022
Open Way Learning with Ben Owens
In this interview with Ben Owens, we discuss Ben’s transition from working as an engineer to working in K-12 education, opensource as a metaphor for teaching and learning, various stakeholder reactions to opensource resources and learning, bridging the gap between out-of-school and in-school learning, iterating on teaching and learning, and so much more.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
61:35 08/01/2022
Examining the Realities and Nuances of 'Low-stakes' Interest-driven Learning Environments
In this episode I unpack Worsley’s (2022) publication titled “Examining the realities and nuances of ‘low-stakes’ interest-driven learning environments,” which discusses two case studies of students programming in low-stakes, interest-driven learning environments.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
13:22 07/25/2022
Teaching Over One Million Students with CS50's Carter Zenke
In this interview with Carter Zenke, we discuss Carter’s pedagogical approach that centers playfulness, creativity, and purpose; lessons learned teaching CS50 to over one million students; balancing free exploration with learning content; designing opportunities for getting into CS; the benefits of watching recordings of your own teaching; helping educators find their “why”; and so much more.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
33:11 07/18/2022
Programming Music with Sonic Pi Promotes Positive Attitudes for Beginners
In this episode I unpack Petrie’s (2021) publication titled “Programming music with Sonic Pi promotes positive attitudes for beginners,” which investigates student attitudes around enjoyment, importance, and anxiety when coding music through Sonic Pi.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
20:27 07/11/2022
Teaching AI in Elementary School Charlotte Dungan
In this interview with Charlotte Dungan, we discuss Charlotte’s holistic approach to education, remotely teaching CS to rural communities, why Charlotte believes teaching is harder than working in industry, teaching AI in elementary school, the influence of money on research and practice, the future of work, and much more.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
53:15 07/04/2022
Scaling Professional Learning for Equitable and Inclusive Computer Science Teaching
In this episode I unpack Martin et al.’s (2022) publication titled “Scaling professional learning for equitable and inclusive computer science teaching,” which is an experience report that shares lessons learned from three iterations of scaling professional development around equitable and inclusive CS education.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
13:41 06/27/2022
Liberatory Computing Education for African American Students
In this episode I unpack Walker, Sherif, and Breazeal’s (2022) publication titled “Liberatory computing education for African American students,” which unpacks and situates the five pillars of the liberation framework proposed by El-Amin within data activism modules.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
19:07 06/20/2022
The Pulse of PBL with Mike Kaechele
In this interview with Mike Kaechele, we discuss dismantling prejudices through projects, how to situate project-based learning within the community and for local impact, what can be learned when a project fails, the difference between projects and recipes, why social and emotional learning (SEL) is important, lessons learned teaching a variety of subject areas, differences between equity and equality in education, and so much more.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
53:51 06/13/2022
Participation at What Cost? Teaching Accessibility Using Participatory Design: An Experience Report
In this episode I unpack Brinkley’s (2020) publication titled “Participation at what cost? Teaching accessibility using participatory design: An experience report,” which summarizes lessons learned designing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on inclusive design.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
17:00 06/06/2022
Thoughts and Prayers?
In this episode I read from a list of school shootings in the United States of America. As uncomfortable as it might be, I ask that you take some time to honor and remember those who have been murdered and injured at school, then act to change this.Click here for this episode’s show notes.
48:07 05/30/2022
Project moveSMART: When Physical Education Meets Computational Thinking in Elementary Classrooms
In this episode I unpack Fritz et al.’s (2021) publication titled “Project moveSMART: When physical education meets computational thinking in elementary classrooms,” which summarizes pilot study findings and activities that integrate CS/CT with physical education through a micro:bit.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
16:10 05/23/2022
Supercharge Your Middle School CS Classroom with Bob Irving
In this interview with Bob Irving, we discuss Bob’s book (Hard Fun: Supercharge your middle school computer science classroom with project-based, hands-on, just-in-time learning!), learning CS through Minecraft, the impact of COVID on Bob’s teaching, the importance of interest-driven learning, the future of CS education, and much more.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
59:18 05/16/2022
Reconceptualizing “Music Making:” Music Technology and Freedom in the Age of Neoliberalism
In this episode I unpack Benedict and O’Leary’s (2019) publication titled “Reconceptualizing “music making:” Music technology and freedom in the age of Neoliberalism,” which explores the use of computer science practices to counter neoliberal influence on education.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
21:11 05/09/2022
Accessibility and Inclusion in CS Education with Maya Israel
In this interview with Maya Israel, we discuss Maya’s shift from special education into CS education, the importance of universal design for learning (UDL) in CS classes, understanding the spectrum of accessibility for students with a diverse set of needs, the current status of accessibility and inclusion within the field of CS education, problematize deficit framings of students with disabilities, and so much more.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
55:22 05/02/2022
Breaking the Code: Confronting Racism in Computer Science through Community, Criticality, and Citizenship
In this episode I unpack Yadav and Heath’s (2022) publication titled “Breaking the code: Confronting racism in computer science through community criticality, and citizenship,” which articulates some biases in CS curricular design and pedagogy, then provides three suggestions for teaching CS as an agenda for social reconstruction.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
34:53 04/25/2022
Tech inclusion entrepreneurship with Ruthe Farmer
In this interview with Ruthe Farmer, we discuss Ruthe’s perspectives on feminism in education, Ruthe’s journey through tech inclusion entrepreneurship, finding ways outside of the classroom to have an impact on education, Ruthe’s work with the Last Mile Education Fund, and so much more.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
40:40 04/18/2022
Teachers’ Views and Experiences on Teaching Second and Subsequent Programming Languages
In this episode I unpack Tshukudu et al.’s (2021) publication titled “Teachers’ views and experiences on teaching second and subsequent programming languages,” which “understand computing teachers’ views and practices on the use of transfer strategies in teaching second and subsequent programming languages” (p. 297).Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
31:34 04/11/2022
A DREAM job with Addison Lilholt
In this interview with Addison Lilholt, we discuss Addison’s DREAM job, the importance of students having fun through meaningful learning experiences, lessons learned from remote teaching, the importance of mental breaks when learning/teaching, recommendations for getting started with CS, the intersections of CS and environmental sciences, creating an arcade cabinet to explore engineering and CS, being open about iterating on abilities as an educator, and so much more.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
56:44 04/04/2022
Title colon subtitle
[This episode was a friendly April Fools prank where the entire podcast was an abstraction] In this episode I unpack author’s (year) publication titled “title colon title,” which summary in a single sentence.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
02:35 04/01/2022
Computational Thinking for an Inclusive World: A Resource for Educators to Learn and Lead
In this episode I unpack Mills et al.’s (2021) publication titled “Computational thinking for an inclusive world: A resource for educators to learn and lead,” which is a white paper that provides strategies for integrating CT into disciplinary learning for for developing capacity for computational thinking.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
33:40 03/28/2022
Problematizing Deficits with Sara Vogel
In this interview with Sara Vogel, we discuss changes in CS education since Sara was last on the podcast, the impact of COVID on learning, some of the problems with computational thinking, the importance of modifying curricula to make it more culturally and historically responsive, deficit language and racism around bilingual students, the importance of understanding translanguaging pedagogies, what apprenticeship and joint work can look like in education, and much more.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
64:35 03/21/2022
Contemporary Venues of Curriculum Inquiry
In this episode I unpack an excerpt from Schubert’s (2008) publication titled “Curriculum inquiry,” which describes different venues or types of curriculum that educators and education researchers should consider.Click here for this episode’s show notes.This podcast is powered by BootUp Professional Development.
26:30 03/14/2022