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Don't fear the snakes: designing a hybrid practical experience for preservice teachers in an afterschool Python programming robotics club
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, TX, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-27-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Hybrid practical experiences for preservice teachers hold the potential to help future educators consider how to adapt and thrive in innovative learning spaces such as makerspaces and hackerspaces. Doing so allows developing teachers to actively engage in practical learning environments and empowers decision making and flexibility that reinforces theoretical coursework. Drawing upon inspiration from a variety of similar experiences, the current project uses a case study analysis following three preservice teachers as they served as mentors in a weekly, afterschool robotics club. Despite initial anxieties with supporting a variety of learners as they worked through Python programming challenges, these teachers demonstrated an ability to overcome challenges and develop relationships with both their learners and Computer Science student colleagues that will assist them as they transition into classroom teachers.

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Dousay, T.A., Swierczek, D., Smith, S. & Owsley, E. (2017). Don't fear the snakes: designing a hybrid practical experience for preservice teachers in an afterschool Python programming robotics club. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1515-1518). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 18, 2020 from .

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