Papers and Conference Proceedings

2020

  • Israel, M., Jeong, G., Ray, M., and Lash, T. (2020). Teaching elementary computer science through Universal Design for Learning. Proceedings of the 51st Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 1220-1226).
  • Luo, F., Israel, M., Liu, R., Yan, W., Gane, B., and Hampton, J. (2020). Understanding students’ computational thinking through cognitive interviews: A learning trajectory-based analysis. Proceedings of the 51st Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 919-925).
  • Sherwood, H., Fancsali, C., Israel, M., Diamond, J., & Moeller, B. (2020). Framework for Effective Computational Thinking Integration in Elementary (K–5) Schools. New York, NY: EDC Center for Children and Technology.
  • Yan, W., Liu, R., Israel, M., Sherwood, H., Fancsali, C., & Pierce, M. (2020, February). School-wide Integration of Computational Thinking into Elementary Schools: A Cross-case Study. In Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 1325-1325).

2019

  • Israel, M., & Lash, T. A. (2019). From classroom lessons to learning trajectories: Mathematics + computational thinking. Interactive Learning Environments, 1-21.

2018

2017

  • Israel, M., & Ray, M. (2017). Practical strategies for including students with learning and cognitive disabilities in K-8 computer science. CSTA Voice, 13(3), 6-7.

2016

2015

Presentations

2020

  • Israel, M. (February, 2020). Meaningful inclusion of K-12 students with disabilities in computer science education. Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

2019

  • Israel, M. (May, 2019). Invited presentation: Meaningful inclusion of all students in computer science education through the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework. Annual summit of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Nashville, TN.
  • Israel, M. (March, 2019). Invited keynote presentation: Implementation of UDL in elementary and middle school computer science education. Annual conference of the Universal Design for Learning Implementation and Research Network, Orlando, FL.
  • Israel, M., Hafeez, S., Schanzer, E., Dovi, R., Koslow, E., & Lash, T. (February, 2019). Panel: Making K-12 CS Education Accessibility a Norm, not an Exception. In Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 1232-1233). ACM.
  • Jeong, G., & Lee, C. (February, 2019). Teacher implemented strategies for including K-8 students with disabilities in computer science education and makerspace activities. Presentation for Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Indianapolis, IN
  • Israel, M., & Lash, T. (January, 2019). Invited webinar presentation: Accessibility and inclusion in K-12 computer science education: Meeting the needs of students with disabilities in the CS for All movement. ADA National Network & the Great Lakes ADA Center. http://www.adainfo.org/training/accessible-technology-webinar-series-accessibility-and-inclusion-k-12-computer-science-cs

2018

  • Israel, M. (November, 2018). Invited international lecture: Teaching computer science to young learners in gamified environments: Implications for supporting struggling learners. Media Education Summit: Inclusive Worlds of Games; Clash of Realities. Cologne, Germany.
  • Israel, M. (November, 2018). Research Spotlight Session: Pedagogical approaches for including students with disabilities in Computer Science for All (CS for All). Presentation at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Israel, M., & Jeong, G. (November, 2018). Comparison of school-embedded and district-wide coaching in K-8 computer science: Implications for including students with disabilities. Presentation at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Boyce, M., Ladner, R., Israel, M., & Lash, T. (October, 2018). CS for All Accessibility Pledge. CS for All Summit. Detroit, MI.
  • Israel, M., Lash, T., & Maa, W. (July, 2018). Strategies for assistive struggling learners in elementary CS classrooms. Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Annual Meeting. Omaha, NE.
  • Israel, M. & Diaz, L. (May, 2018). State-level initiatives to address diversity in CS. Infosys Foundation USA CrossRoads meeting. Scotts Valley, CA.
  • Israel, M., Lash, T., Bergeron, L., & Ray, M.  (April, 2018). Planning K-8 computer science instruction through the UDL Framework. Universal Design for Learning Implementation and Research Network National Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Reese, G., Maa, W., & Strickland, C. (2018, April 28). Computational Thinking Converts: Elementary math teachers learning from pioneer peers and students. Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

2017

  • Jeong, G. (November, 2017). Teacher-Implemented Strategies for Including Students with Disabilities into Integrated Elementary Mathematics and CS Instruction. Presentation for the TED’s Ruby Anniversary: 40th Annual Conference for Teacher Education Division (TED), Savannah, GA
  • Weber, S., Quinn, B., & Israel, M. (2017, May). EngageCSEdu discussion circles: Exploring the intersection between EngageCSEdu engagement practices and Universal Design for Learning. National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) National Meeting, Tucson, AZ.Youngpradit, P., Twarek, B., Rosato, J., Israel, M., & Sahami, M. (2017, May). Understanding the K-12 CS Framework. Panel presentation at InfoSys CrossRoads, San Francisco, CA.
  • Israel, M., Chung, M. Y., Wherfel, Q., & Shehab, S. (2017, April). Including students with disabilities in CS for All: Research findings and implications for practice. American Educational Research Association national meeting. San Antonio, TX.
  • Israel, M., Wherfel, Q., & Pokimica, J. (2017, April). Classroom lessons to learning trajectories: Mathematics + computational thinking. American Educational Research Association national meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Israel, M., Lash, T., & Reese, G. (2017, March). Emerging learning progressions in K-5 integrated mathematics and computer science lesson plans. 48th Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education national conference (SIGCSE), Seattle, WA.

2016

  • 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. (2016, July). Teaching computer science to K-8 students at risk for academic failure: Research findings and implications for practice. Lynn and William Frankel Center for Computer Science, Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of Computer Science, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

2015

2014

  • 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.