Program director, Computer Science teacher preparation Faculty affiliate, Computer Science & Engineering Faculty affiliate, Engineering Education
LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
Computer Science Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Information Science; Access and Equity; Assessment; Curriculum and Instruction; Digital Media and Learning; Design Experiments; Literacy; Educational technology; Race, Inequality, and Education; Learning Design; Linguistic, Discourse, and Sociocultural Context
Chris Proctor studies K12 Computer Science education through the disciplinary lenses of Learning Sciences and New Literacies. He is interested in the ways computational interfaces (educational technologies as well as social media) can support youth in critical identity authorship. Much of Chris's work is participatory design-based research, working with middle- and high-school students to design new technologies and then using mixed methods to study the emergent practices they support. Chris is the lead developer and researcher of Unfold Studio, a web application for reading and writing interactive stories which weave together text and code.