About

me

Christine Liebe, holds a Ph.D. in Education (Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment) and is a computer science (CS) educational researcher, adjunct professor, and postdoctoral fellow with Colorado School of Mines. Her research interests include K-12 computer science teacher education, abstraction, computational thinking, critical thinking, and learning through research. She provides CS curriculum and evaluation support to K-12 educators and school districts. Christine has founded two vocational schools offering professional massage therapy certification and vocational teaching certification. An online educator since 2010, she has developed and delivered online courses and curriculum (e.g., education, literacy, computer science, biological sciences) for undergraduate and vocational students, as well as faculty and K-12 teachers. Applying herself to pursuits that promote healing, creativity, self-expression, and financial self-sufficiency, Christine has made it her mission to promote computer science, creativity, connectedness, and sustainable communities.

Contact: cliebe@mines.edu  or  @LiebeChristine

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Online Teaching Philosophy

Publications

Camp, T., Liebe, C., and Thiry, H. (2021). CS@Mines Successful S-STEM Scholarship Ecosystem for Low-Income and Underrepresented Students. In Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education((SIGCSE ’21), March 13–20, 2021, Virtual Event, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 7 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3408877.3432524

Waite, J., Liebe, C. (2021). Computer Science Student-Centered Instructional Continuum. In Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education((SIGCSE ’21), March 13–20, 2021, Virtual Event, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, ACM ISBN 978-1-4503-8062-1/21/03. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3408877.3439591

Camp, T., Liebe, C., and Thiry, H., (2021). Colorado Strategic Approach to Rally Teachers. In Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education((SIGCSE ’21), March 13–20, 2021, Virtual Event, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, ACM ISBN 978-1-4503-8062-1/21/03. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3408877.3439636

Camp, T., Liebe, C., and Slattery, M. (2020). Applying NCWIT Protocol to Broaden Participation in Computing: A Case Study of CS@Mines. In Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 528–534. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3328778.3366958

Falkner, N., Vivian, R., Falkner, K., Ajanovski, V., Liebe, C., Morrison, A., & Parker, M. (2020). Meaningful Assessment at Scale: Helping Instructors to Assess Online Learning. In Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE (pp. 512-513). online: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3341525.3394993

Vivian, R., Quille, K., Mcgill, M., Falkner, K., Sentance, S., Barksdale, S., . . . Maiorana, F. (2020). An International Pilot Study of K-12 Teachers’ Computer Science Self-Esteem. In Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE (pp. 117-123). online: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3341525.3387418

Liebe, C., Camp, T. (2019). An Examination of Abstraction in K-12 Computer Science Education. In 19th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli Calling ’19). Koli, Finland. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 9 pages https://doi.org/10.1145/3364510.3364526

Falkner, K., Sentence, S., Vivian, R., Barksdale, S., Busuttil, L., Cole, E., Liebe, C., Maiorana, F., McGill, M., Quille, K. (2019). An International Comparison of K-12 Computer Science Education Intended and Enacted Curricula. In Proceedings of Koli Calling ’19: 19th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli Calling ’19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 10 pages https://doi.org/10.1145/1122445.1122456

Falkner, K., Sentance, S., Vivian, R., Barksdale, S., Busuttil, L., Cole, E., . . . Quille, K. (2019). An international benchmark study of K-12 computer science education in schools. In Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE (pp. 257-258). online: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3304221.3325535

Liebe, C. L. (2019). Dissertation: An Examination of Abstraction in K-12 Computer Science Education.

Liebe, C. (2017). Comparison of Abstraction in Computer Coding and in Critical Thinking. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (pp. 1394-1402). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Presentations

AFMTE Education Research Proposal

Sample Online Education Course

Certiport, July 2017