Define your stance as a Computer Science educator or researcher, including your working definition of K-12 Computer Science and your understanding of the relationship between disciplinary content knowledge and broader goals such as antiracism, supporting students in resisting oppression, and interdisciplinary computational literacies. If you are a teacher, describe the context in which you expect to teach Computer Science and articulate a vision for how CS might contribute to the broader learning ecology. If you will write as a researcher, describe the research you intend to conduct and the effect you expect it to have.
- Introduction: Potentially, a bit about the path that brought you here or the context of your work. Explain in general terms the topic you will write about and the structure of the rest of the statement.
- Background: Build a theoretical framework which provides you with the ideas and vocabulary you need. This is an excellent place to explain why you have decided to use this framework and contrast it with alternatives.
- Project: Describe the work you plan to do, or the research you plan to conduct.
- Discussion: Explain the potential significance of your project.
Your statement should be between 2000 and 3000 words, and should follow the conventions of academic writing with respect to references and citations, though keeping your voice is more than welcome.
- Synthesis of course ideas. Your teaching statement is grounded in the broad themes of the course and makes specific reference to a broad range of course readings.
- Vision. You develop a coherent vision for how CS might contribute to or transform your local learning ecology, connecting ideas from the course to specific details of your teaching context and your identities.