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Computing Integrated Teacher Education (CITE) @ CUNY

Computing Integrated Teacher Education is a four-year initiative to support CUNY faculty at all ranks to integrate state standards aligned computing content and pedagogy into required education courses, field work and student teaching. Supported by public funding from the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) Computer Science for All (CS4All) program and private funding from the Robin Hood Learning + Technology Fund, the initiative will focus on building on and complementing the success of NYCDOE CS4All and pilots to integrate computational thinking at Queens College, Hunter College and Hostos Community College.

The initiative focuses on:
– Supporting institutional change in teacher education programs
– Building faculty computing pedagogical content knowledge through the lens of culturally response-sustaining education
– Supporting faculty research in equitable computing education, inclusive STEM pedagogies, and effects on their students’ instructional practices

Module 2 – York

  • Background

    • The National Equity Project has given us permission to “remix” their Liberatory Design Mindsets resource with their Creative Commons license.


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    • Either download the PowerPoint slides attached to this forum post OR make a copy of this Google Slides presentation.
    • Remix the activity on Slide 3. You can add more slides if you need.

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    • Attach your PowerPoint, or link your Google slides to your discussion forum post when you’re done. If you go the Google Slides route, make sure permissions allow anyone to view your work.
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  • I was inspired by the question in the flipgrid and “growth mindset” ideas to combine both a mindset that students feel more experienced with and one less so. I hope this activity also allows for reflection at individual, small group, and class-wide level and helps to build community.



    I hope your day is going well.  Please feel free to view my remix.  Your feedback is always welcomed and appreciated. The link is below

    Something that I learned about using the tool that I used was how to format and enhance the visual aspect of my presentation. I was able to use Google and other Google products, to enhance my overall slide. I used multiple Google sources such as slide circles, fonts add-on, and to create my presentation. While it was time-consuming, it is definitely something I can see myself using in the future, to capture my students attending and enhance engagement overall. The one limitation that there was with this too, is that you must have a Google account. However, it is free so once I created my account, I was able to utilize the free resources. Another limitation is that some of the Google products only allow you to use Google-friendly websites so you’re not able to sync other apps on there however, the Google items have quite a lot of options so it’s definitely doable. While creating the slides, I kept in mind to have a clear, beginning, middle, and ending and to allow moments to work both independently and collaboratively. As I am thinking that this is something I can use with my students.

    The overall goal is to have students identify a mindset or mindsets that they intend to use in order to be successful with the class work whether that is collaboratively or independently. Keeping this in mind, I wanted to provide students with the time to access the content, and also have the opportunity to discuss and agree on the content. I added an exit ticket, to allow me to know whether students were able to understand the activity, or if they needed further guidance.

    I created a Liberatory Design Mindset (LDM) activity for my Secondary Science Methods class that I will teach in the fall. Cassandra, Natasha, and Regina all teach the introductory classes in our programs. If all our candidates are introduced to the LDMs in these courses in the big picture way suggested by these colleagues, my students should be prepared to apply them to the specific context of Secondary Science class lab groups in future semesters. This will be another important component of our scope and sequence work. However, this fall I will need to remember that my candidates will be new to these concepts and will need to have a prior lesson introducing the big picture before we apply it to the specific context of their  lab teams.

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    Hi- I lost internet connection while my Flipgrid was trying to upload and can’t seem to find a way to upload it in that section now. I am putting it here instead.

    Thanks, Leslie

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    Hi Regina – I like that you start off with the students and their own responses, before they get to see the cards! Also really liked the design layout – it sets a happy and positive mood. I’ve also been thinking about growth mindset a lot and participating in a summer activity on it. 🙂

    Hi Natasha – catching up now. I like the idea of using the padlet with this and offering students multiple ways to post to it — that is, not just the more traditional writing, but also with audio (or video?).I haven’t tried that before and am thinking of a way to do it in the fall!

    Hi Leslie – this worked here! I liked in your slides how you integrated the mindsets with liberatory design and also the idea of students learning about them in different stages. Also, I feel like we see the phrase “collaboration” more and more but it doesn’t say a lot by itself… whereas “liberatory collaboration” is so much more powerful and thought-provoking.

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