Christine Liebe, holds a PhD in Education: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and is a computer science educational researcher with the Colorado School of Mines. Christine is also an adjunct professor of education and transitional education at Colorado Mountain College. Her research interests include K-12 computer science teacher education, abstraction, computational thinking, critical thinking, and the intersection of learning human and computer languages. Christine has founded two vocational schools that offer professional massage therapy certification and vocational teaching certification. 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.

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CSTA 7.17 Instruction of Abstraction

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Falkner, K., Sentance, S., Vivian, R., Barksdale, S., Busuttil, L., Cole, E., Liebe, C., Maiorana, F., McGill, M.M. and Quille, K., 2019, July. An International Benchmark Study of K-12 Computer Science Education in Schools. In Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 257-258). ACM. (pending)

Liebe, C. L. (2019). 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).


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 Certified in Computing Fundamentals – Certiport, July 2017