Document Title

EdTech Leaders’ Beliefs: How are K-5 Teachers Supported with the Integration of Computer Science in K-5 Classrooms?

Department/School

Teaching and Learning

Abstract

Educational Technology Leaders’ support of computer science teachers in K-5 classrooms are influenced by their beliefs about school-based program implementation criteria, available district-level support, and state mandates on the integration of computer science. The researcher in this study examines the beliefs about Computer Science teacher support, and training in five different Educational Tech Leaders’ districts, to determine sustainable implementation practices for K-5 schools. In order to effectively integrate computer science in K-5 instruction, administrators and program decision-makers must be aware of the beliefs Educational Technology Leaders hold related to the implementation process of programs, specifically related to the training of K-5 teachers who facilitate the computer science curricula in classrooms. Information reported in this study may inform school-level, district-level, and state-level decisions related to sustainable computer science program implementations.

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Technology, Knowledge and Learning

Publication Date

7-16-2018

Volume

24

Issue

2

Pages

203-217

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/s10758-018-9371-2

Document Version

Publisher's version

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