Bio

Dr. Beth Simon is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Education Studies. Her research interests lie in the areas of computing education and online and technology-enhanced teaching. Beth is currently involved in development of high school computing curriculum and the training and community needs of K-12 teachers wanting to bring computing education opportunities to their students. Previously, Beth has studied the impacts of evidence-based active learning practices (e.g., Peer Instruction) on student outcomes in higher education, student conceptions of computing concepts, and novice computing students’ self-efficacy. Beth is currently the Faculty Advisor for Digital Learning in the UCSD Teaching + Learning Commons where she supports faculty and instructional staff in the use of technology to support their educational efforts both on-campus and through MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

Courses

Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Nested If Statements and Compound Conditionals

Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Variables and Nested Loops

Teaching Impacts of Technology: Fundamentals

Teaching Impacts of Technology: Workplace of the Future

Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators Capstone

Teaching Impacts of Technology: Relationships

Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Abstraction, Methods, and Lists

Capstone Project: Teaching Impacts of Technology

Teaching Impacts of Technology: Data Collection, Use, and Privacy

Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Sequences and Loops

Teaching Impacts of Technology: Global Society

Computational Thinking for K-12 Educators: Conditional Loops and If Statements