CS4HS CS Teacher PD Pre Learning Survey
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About You
Which organization is hosting your CS4HS Professional Development (PD) opportunity? *
This opportunity is only offered through one of the following.
Why are you interested in this PD opportunity?
Choose the best answer. Use "other" only if none of the responses apply.
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Are you a classroom teacher?
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How many years of teaching experience do you have?
If you have not taught yet or are not a teacher, please enter "0"
Which best describes your school or school(s)?
Use "other" only if none of the responses apply.
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What grade levels do you teach?
Only answer for grades you teach or support. Skip the others (or choose "None of these" for "mostly these levels")
I teach mostly these levels
I also teach these levels
Grades K-5 (Elementary)
Grades 6-8 (Middle School)
Grades 9-12 (High School)
2-Year College
4-Year College/University
Teacher Ed Program
None of these
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Which subject areas are your focus?
Only answer for subjects you teach or support.
I teach mostly these subjects
I also teach these subjects
Math
Computer Science / Programming
Science and/or Engineering
Computer Skills and Applications
Business and/or Information Technology
Career and Technical Education
English/Language Arts
Art (visual, graphic, or media) or Music
Social Studies
Foreign/Second Language
All Subjects
None of these
Clear selection
If you are responsible for a different subject or grade level please clarify here.
Your CS and Teaching Background
Do you have a degree in Computer Science?
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Have you taught Computer Science or Programming before?
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How would you rate your overall knowledge of CS?
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How much experience do you have teaching CS?
Rate the extent of your experience.
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Since becoming a teacher, over the course of your career, how many professional development days have you had FOCUSED on Computer Science teaching?
(including courses, workshops, conferences, webinars, or other trainings that were school-sponsored or attended on your own)
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Your Concerns and Interests
Entering this PD opportunity, my concerns about teaching CS are:
Not a concern
Minor concern
Major concern
My primary concern
deciding whether I want to teach CS
assessing my ability to teach CS
understanding what teaching CS requires
improving student learning outcomes
understanding what CS is
preparing to teach a CS course
working with others to improve how CS is taught
finding out what students need to know
improving how I teach CS
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Self-Efficacy
These questions are intended to gather information about your level of confidence with various aspects of teaching Computer Science.
How certain are you that you can do each of the following tasks?
Very Uncertain
Uncertain
Neutral
Certain
Very Certain
I can effectively teach all students (boys, girls, and diverse students)
I can cover material within the required timeframe.
I can teach the concepts required by the curriculum
I can interest my students in CS
I can assess my students' learning and performance
I can motivate all or most of my students
Clear selection
Beliefs and Readiness
Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements regarding teaching Computer Science in general.
Strongly Disagree
Tend to Disagree
Neutral
Tend to Agree
Strongly Agree
I am confident in my ability to teach CS effectively.
I have the knowledge and skills I need to teach CS effectively.
I have the curriculum tools and resources I need to teach CS effectively.
I have a social network that enables me to teach CS effectively.
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This year the CS4HS program includes a focus on the new Computer Science Principles (CSP) course. Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of these statements regarding teaching Computer Science Principles (CSP).
Strongly Disagree
Tend to Disagree
Neutral
Tend to Agree
Strongly Agree
I am confident in my ability to teach CSP effectively.
I have the knowledge and skills I need to teach CSP effectively.
I have the curriculum tools and resources I need to teach CSP effectively.
I have a group of trusted colleagues who will help me teach CSP better
I have a group of trusted colleagues who value my ideas about how to teach CSP 
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Please list any other concerns you have or factors that hinder your ability to teach CS effectively.
Professional Activities
In the past year, how frequently have you:
Never
A few times a year
More than a few times a year, but less than monthly
Monthly
Almost daily
attended meetings around CS instructional best practices and students' learning?
assumed a role in shaping the school’s policies, values, and practices?
spent time reflecting on your own teaching and learning
collaborated with other CS educators on curriculum projects?
collaborated with other CS educators on improving your teaching?
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What tools, resources or information would make your CS teaching more enjoyable or help your students learn better?
Please describe what you want to learn and any other expectations you have of this PD opportunity.
Demographics
For purpose of our record keeping, please provide this basic information about yourself.
What age are you?
Gender
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Ethnicity
Approximately what proportion of the students you teach fit these descriptions?
None
10-20%
about 1/4
about 1/2
about 3/4
80-90%
All
Don't know
Low income / free or reduced lunch
African American
Hispanic
English as second language
Experienced computer users
Have some experience with coding or computer programming
Experienced with mobile tech (IPads, smartphones, etc.)
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