About

me

Christine Liebe, holds a Ph.D. in Education (Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment) and is a computer science (CS) educational researcher, Adjunct Professor, and Research Associate 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 support teacher educators and promote computer science education access, creativity, connectedness, and sustainable communities.

Contact: cliebe@mines.edu  or  @LiebeChristine

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Active Grant Awards

NSF RET Site: #2206986 Interdisciplinary Additive Manufacturing Research Experiences for Teachers (IAM –RET) will provide high school teachers with the opportunity to learn 3D printing with metals, ceramics, and polymers, research techniques, and research instrumentation that they will apply with their students. $599K. Co-PI.

CS@Mines Hidden Talents: Google ExploreCSR will provide workshops and ten-week Computer Science and Machine Learning research experiences for undergraduates in Spring 2023. $29,000. Co-PI.

Pending Grant Awards

Atomically Precise Graphene Nanoribbon-based Transistors: Materials, Devices, Circuits, and Systems: FUSE: Future of Semiconductors. NSF, multi-institution grant, $100,000, Senior personnel.

Teach@Mines Noyce Scholarship & Stipend Program: NSF – DUE, $1,200,000. Co-PI.

Publications

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Christine Liebe, Deborah Kariuki, and Eryn Rachael Kelsey Adkins. 2023. Survey Says: CS Majors are Interested in K-12 Teaching Careers. In Proceedings of the 54th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education V. 2 (SIGCSE 2023), March 15–18, 2023, Toronto, ON, Canada. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1 page. https://doi.org/10.1145/3545947.3576346

Camp, T., Liebe, C. & Thiry, H. (2021, July), CS@Mines: PATH Ambassadors to High Success, A Successful S-STEM Scholarship Program Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2–36884

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

Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Conference: CS Student-Centered Instructional Continuum (CSSCIC), 7/2021

Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Conference: Instruction of Abstraction in K-12 Computer Science, 7/2017

Innovation in Education in Colorado (InnEdCO): Computational Thinking and CS Instructional Strategies, 6/2019

Innovation in Education in Colorado (InnEdCO): GitHub Education for Teachers, 7/2021

RockCS – Colorado Computer Science Teachers Association: A CS Teacher’s ToolKit, 6/2019

RockCS – Colorado Computer Science Teachers Association: CS Student-Centered Instructional Continuum (CSSCIC), 6/2020

RockCS – Colorado Computer Science Teachers Association: GitHub Education for Teachers, 6/2021

Colorado Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (COTESOL) Adult ELL’s and Critical Literacy Acquisition, 11/2011

International Asian TESOL Conference – Cebu, Philippines Adult ELL’s and Critical Literacy Acquisition, 8/2011

National Accuplacer Conference – The College Board: Critical Literacy Acquisition and Accuplacer Success, 6/2011

Colorado Adult Educator and Professionals Association (CAEPA) ESL Students and Learning Disabilities, 10/2010

AFMTE Education Research Proposal and White Papers

Certiport, July 2017