CS Assessments Virtual Workshop

An Assessments Hub and Community of Practice for K-12 Computer Science

When: Mon, April 6, 2020; 1pm – 3:30pm (Pacific Time)
Where: On Zoom – https://zoom.us/j/4837748476

The workshop organizers have recently been awarded an NSF grant (CNS 1943530) to build and grow a Community of Practice (CoP) for K-12 CS teachers centered on a shared need for rich, innovative formative assessments, and leverage a technology hub (edfinity.com) to aggregate, curate, and create assessments organized by CSTA K-12 CS standards, grade, concept/topic, curriculum, and other relevant criteria for intuitive use by teachers of all experience levels. The goals of the workshop will be to (a) discuss with K12 CS teachers, researchers, and PD providers the need and use of formative classroom assessments and teacher professional development for all levels of school CS learning, but especially secondary school (grades 6-12), (b) share (and get feedback on) the foundational work done by the team of researchers and teachers on the project to create taxonomies by which to organize the assessments, and identify coverage and gaps; and (c) begin the process of growing the CoP by inviting interested members of the #CSForAll community to join the CoP and participate in project activities related to assessments-related teacher training and outreach, as well as reviewing, sharing, creating, curating, and tagging assessments on Edfinity alongside the core teacher group.