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1.2 COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
This poster describes the use of online technology to deliver K12 teacher professional development (PD) during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. Traditionally these sessions are delivered in person, with a focus on hand-on activities, but the sudden changes faced by the closures in Ireland required an alternative approach for delivering these sessions. The PD session presented in this poster was a more technically challenging micro:bit workshop, which was delivered online using the micro:bit classroom. This is typically used as an in-class, one to many instructor tool, and trialing this as a PD collaborative tool, was a novel approach. This poster presents the delivery and methodology of the session, the collaborative online format, and feedback from the participants.
Faherty, R., Nolan, K., & Quille, K. (2020). A Collaborative Online Micro: bit K-12 Teacher PD Workshop. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (ICER '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, August 2020. doi:10.1145/3372782.3408113