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Each episode of the #CSK8 Podcast explores research, experiences, or perspectives on computer science education through interviews with computer science educators, scholars, and administrators, as well as episodes that summarize and unpack implications of research for classroom teachers who are interested in learning more about practical applications of research in their classroom.

#CSK8 Podcast - A podcast for computer science educators Jared O'Leary

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Each episode of the #CSK8 Podcast explores research, experiences, or perspectives on computer science education through interviews with computer science educators, scholars, and administrators, as well as episodes that summarize and unpack implications of research for classroom teachers who are interested in learning more about practical applications of research in their classroom.

    How to Get Started with Computer Science Education

    How to Get Started with Computer Science Education

    In this episode I provide a framework for how districts and educators can get started with computer science education for free.

    • 27 min
    The intersection of videogames, music, and computer science education

    The intersection of videogames, music, and computer science education

    In this episode I unpack my dissertation, which explores the intersections of videogames, music, and computer science education.

    • 22 min
    Project-based Learning with Scratch

    Project-based Learning with Scratch

    In this episode I introduce approaches to using Scratch for project-based learning, including backwards, inquiry-based, and emergent project designs.

    • 14 min
    Facilitating Multiple Programming Languages in One Space

    Facilitating Multiple Programming Languages in One Space

    In this episode I describe considerations for facilitating multiple programming languages in one space.

    • 18 min
    Recommendations for Preventing Burnout in Education (Part 4)

    Recommendations for Preventing Burnout in Education (Part 4)

    Building off the previous episode on depression, suicide, and CS education, this episode is a supercut of guests responding to how they take care of themselves and stave off burnout. If you have not done so yet, I highly recommend listening to part 1, part 2, and part 3 to hear perspectives from other guests.

    • 23 min
    Depression, Suicide, and Computer Science Education (Replay)

    Depression, Suicide, and Computer Science Education (Replay)

    Note: If you or anyone you know are experiencing signs of depression or suicidal ideation, please reach out to local healthcare professionals or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    In honor of national suicide prevention week, in this week’s episode replay I read a paper I wrote on the topic of depression, suicide, and computer science education. This paper is formatted into the following sections: 1) A vignette on my own experiences coping with depression and suicide; 2) Statistics on depression and suicide as it relates to various populations computer science educators work with; 3) A vignette of a computer science educator helping a student through depression and suicidal thoughts; 4) Risk factors and warning signs; 5) Suggestions for providing support; 6) A vignette from a computer science educator's perspective on a student who committed suicide; and 7) Closing thoughts.

    • 45 min

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4.9 out of 5
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MsBtech ,

Thank you.

I’m a computer science educator that just found your content; not sure how I’ve never come across you before. I’m writing this review to say thank you for your willingness to use your voice & privilege to stand with me, my Black sons, and our entire community.

Privilege is a real thing! In fact, I try to use my “middle class privilege” to serve my Title I students, by exposing them to thoughts & experiences that may help them change the trajectory of the economic future.

We all should work to find our own areas of privilege and courageously stand in the gap for others in those spaces. I cannot wait to dive deeper into your CS content, after this moment of silence you’re playing on the episode “I Can’t Breathe”.

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