Join Once Upon a Tech co-host Kim Wilkens as she explores the latest CS education research happening now and helps translate how it can inform CS education in the classroom today. Kim is currently an EdD student studying curriculum and instruction with a focus on innovation and computer science education in the School of Education at the University of Virginia. During this series, Kim takes a deep dive into a research paper or project to discover the impact it is having or can potentially have on the future of CS education in K-8 by interviewing both researchers and practitioners to gain their insight along with her analysis. If you are a K-8 educator listening along, we hope that no matter what subject you teach or what your current comfort level is with CS, you are inspired to take the next step on your CS journey!
Episode 1: Anatomy of a Research Paper with Dr. Jennifer Chiu
Because this series is all about taking a deeper dive into current K-8 CS education research, I thought it would be good to spend the first episode of the podcast looking at the anatomy of a research paper with my advisor, Dr. Jennifer Chiu. Jennie is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Virginia. I know when I was a teacher, I often found reading research papers intimidating because there were a lot of concepts and terminology that I did not understand. Hopefully this episode will break down some of those barriers.