|Dr. Aman Yadav is an Associate Professor in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at Michigan State University. He also serves as the Director of Masters of Arts in Educational Technology program at MSU. Dr. Yadav's research focuses on computational thinking, computer science education, and problem-based learning. He is a PI on a National Science Foundation grant to establish an evidence-based professional development program, including continuous online support, to improve teachers' knowledge to teach computer science concepts at the high school. His work has been published in a number of leading journals, including ACM Transactions on Computing Education, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Journal of Engineering Education, and Communications of the ACM. Dr. Yadav teaches courses on computational thinking, educational research methodology, learning theories, cognition, and computing technologies at the undergraduate and graduate level. He serves as an associate editor for The ACM Transactions on Computing Education.|
|Simon Humphreys is the National Coordinator for Computing At School, which roughly translates to steering the direction and ethos of CAS and managing the day-to-day activities of the CAS community. Simon taught for 25 years before working for CAS, he ran several music departments before a hearing impairment forced a change in direction and he went back to university. Having graduated with a first-class degree he taught A Level Computing at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge. One of the founding members of Computing at School he has overseen the development of CAS from a small group of 20 to an organisation of over 26,000 members. CAS takes the open-source community as a model, that of a community of professional volunteers working towards a common goal. This model has a profound impact on the shape of the organisation based around local communities of practice where teachers enable and empower each other through local, face-to-face professional development and support.|
Questions? Please contact Erik Barendsen (Institute for Computing and Information Sciences, Radboud University).