Challenges of a Computer Science classroom (proceedings)

In spite of the increasing demand for professionals with computing experience in the workforce, computer science plays only a minor role in K-12 education. To meet the CS10K goal of training thousands of teachers to teach a new CS principles (CSP) course, a multi-pronged approach that targets both computer science teachers and teachers from other content areas is needed. An important step in this direction is to better understand challenges of teaching computing and how we can better support K-12 teachers. In this paper, we present results from a qualitative study that examines challenges computer science teachers face in the classroom.