Experiences in Delivering Online CS Teacher Professional Development




Wilde, Jina
Beltran, Emiliano
Zawatski, Michael J.
Fernandez, Amanda S.
Prasad, Priya V.
Yuen, Timothy T.

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Association for Computing Machinery


This paper describes our team's experience in designing and delivering the online teacher professional development (PD) program, Computer Science for San Antonio (CS4SA), aimed at empowering educators with computer science (CS) knowledge to increase Latinx participation in CS and STEM education within a large, urban predominantly Latinx school district in South Texas. This paper highlights the successes, challenges, and lessons learned while facilitating two cohorts of the CS PD through online platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of this program, participants recognized the importance of integrating CS into their classroom and becoming advocates for the discipline at the high school level. Additionally, teachers, investigators, and other personnel learned important lessons for enhancing the program's impact through collaboration with district administrators and refinement of the online learning experience.


This work was later presented as a poster at UTSA's Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) Research Symposium on April 2, 2024. The poster is available at https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/6390.


CS teacher professional development, computer science education, online learning, Latinx participation


Wilde, J., Beltran, E., Zawatski, M. J., Fernandez, A. S., Prasad, P. V., & Yuen, T. T. (2024). Experiences in Delivering Online CS Teacher Professional Development. Proceedings of the 55th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Portland, Oregon. https://doi.org/10.1145/3626252.3630845


Computer Science
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Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching