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Examining Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Integrating Computer Science in K–5 Instruction

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This research provides the results of a sub-study of a large three-year federally funded project focusing on computer science (CS) focused professional development for K-5 educators. The focal sub-study examines educators' perspectives of computer science and how they responded to professional development, in the form of a four-day summer institute, on integrating CS into existing instruction. Data were analyzed using an inductive qualitative procedure. Results indicated both challenging and promising perspectives toward CS and professional development targeting such instruction.