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Sat 23 Mar 2024 13:45 - 14:10 at Meeting Rooms B115-116 - Training Teachers and Tutors Chair(s): Matthias Hauswirth

As enrollments in computing-related programs continue to rise, computer science departments are increasingly relying on teaching assistants (TAs) to provide additional educational support to students, such as one-on-one tutoring or office hours. Tutoring is more effective with highly trained tutors, but most TAs receive little to no training in pedagogical skills. How might we provide support to TAs working with students one-on-one, especially in remote settings? We propose a just-in-time intervention that shows a tutor actionable teaching tips and relevant information right before they begin an online tutoring session with a student. We conducted a crossover experiment (n = 46) where participants engaged in two tutoring roleplays for an introductory computer science programming task and found that participants demonstrated effective instructional strategies for much longer periods of time after receiving the intervention. We discuss the implications of these findings for both educators looking to support tutors and researchers seeking to build technology for tutors.

Sat 23 Mar

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13:45 - 15:00
Training Teachers and TutorsPapers at Meeting Rooms B115-116
Chair(s): Matthias Hauswirth USI Lugano
13:45
25m
Talk
Brief, Just-in-Time Teaching Tips to Support Computer Science Tutors
Papers
Alan Y. Cheng Stanford University, Ellie Tanimura Stanford University, Joseph Tey Stanford University, Andrew C. Wu Stanford University, Emma Brunskill Stanford University
DOI
14:10
25m
Talk
Experiences in Delivering Online CS Teacher Professional Development
Papers
Jina Wilde University of Texas at San Antonio, Emiliano Beltran University of Texas at San Antonio, Michael Zawatski University of Texas at San Antonio, Amanda Fernandez University of Texas at San Antonio, Priya Prasad University of Texas at San Antonio, Timothy Yuen University of Texas at San Antonio
DOI
14:35
25m
Talk
Towards Establishing a Training Program to Support Future CS Teaching-focused Faculty
Papers
Mohammed Farghally Virginia Tech, Mohammed Seyam Virginia Tech, Cliff Shaffer Virginia Tech
DOI