- Israel, M. (2016, July). Teaching computer science to K-8 students at risk for academic failure: Research findings and implications for practice. Distinguished lecture at the Lynne and William Frankel Center for Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.
- Israel, M., Wherfel, Q., Shehab, S., Metzger, A., Chung, M., Snodgrass, M. & Ramos, E. (2015, December). Engaging academically diverse learners in computer programming and computational thinking instruction. MSTE Friday Lunch. Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG5bSL5JLtc&feature=youtu.be. MSTE Friday lunch slides Oct 2015
- Israel, M. & Wherfel, Q. (2015, November).Computational thinking and students with disabilities. Presentation at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Meeting, Tempe, AZ.
- Israel, M., Shehab, S., Wherfel, Q., & Reese, G. (2015, August). August 2015 presentation on Computational thinking research overview. Presentation at Kenwood Elementary School, Champaign Unit 4 School District.
- Reese, R., Maa, W., & Israel, M. (2015, July). Elementary Tools for Computational Thinking. ISTE 2015 (Philadelphia, PA).
- Apone, K. Bers, M., Brennen, K., Franklin, D., Israel, M., & Youngpradit, P. (2015, March). Bringing grades K-5 to the mainstream computer science education. Panel presentation at the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education National Conference (SIGCSE), Kansas City, MO.
- Israel, M.,& Marino, M. (2015, May). Using technology to support Content Learning for Students with Disabilities.Webinar presentation for the CEEDAR Center at the University of Florida.
- Wiegand, J., Lash, T., Nadrozny, T., Reese, G., Israel, M., Lee, K., Wolske, M., & Bonnet, L. (2014, December). U4I Innovate: Meeting the needs of schools and community. UIUC Chancellor’s Micro Urban Transformational Leadership Summit, University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign.
- Israel, M., Pearson, J., Wherfel, Q., & Faust, T. (2014, November). Helping students with disabilities learn computer programming and computational thinking. Presentation at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
- Pitcher, J., Lash, T. Park, M. (2014, October). Kenwood Kennovation: An Elementary School Community Promoting Collaboration, Creativity, Computational Thinking, and Computer Science. Presentation at the MSTE Friday Lunch Symposium.
- Ladner, R., & Israel, M. (in press). “For all” in “computer science for all”. Communications of the ACM.
- Snodgrass, M. R., Israel, M. & Reese, G. (2016). Instructional supports for students with disabilities in K-5 computing: Findings from a cross-case analysis. Computers & Education,100, 1-17.
- Israel, M., Wherfel, Q., Pearson, J., Shehab, S., & Tapia, T. (2015). Empowering K-12 students with disabilities to learn computational thinking and computer programming. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 48(1), 45-53.
- Israel, M., Pearson, J. N., Tapia, T., Wherfel, Q. M., & Reese, G. (2015). Supporting all learners in school-wide computational thinking: A cross-case qualitative analysis. Computers & Education, 82, 263-279.
- Apone, K., Bers, M., Brennan, K., Franklin, D., Israel, M., & Yongpradit, P. (2015). Bringing Grades K-5 to the Mainstream of Computer Science Education. In Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 671-672). ACM.
Friday Lunch at MSTE
Computational Thinking and Mathematics Materials Grades 1-5
Computational Thinking Flowchart
The C-COI (Collaborative Computing Observation Instrument)