Shannon Campe is a Research Associate and Project Coordinator in the Research Department at ETR. Her work focuses on bridging research and practice in K-12 education. In recent years, her work has focused on youth and technology–specifically game programming as a way to engage all students and increase interest in and confidence of underrepresented youth in the field of computer science. Her understanding of both educational practice and computer programming has led to presentations and publications in the fields of education and computer science education.
Ms. Campe’s other contributions include writing grant proposals, designing projects, and coordinating large, multi-site research projects, such as a 5-year study of an intervention to reduce HIV/STI/pregnancy in alternative high schools. Her skills include teaching; working with teachers and schools to bridge research and practice and monitor fidelity of implementation, data collection and management; data analysis; and curriculum design. She enjoys working in all areas of education, with the focus on coordinating all parts and team members of a project, while staying connected to the students and teachers involved in the work.
Ms. Campe earned her BA in Art History at University of California Santa Cruz and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at California State University Monterey Bay.
Development of Computational Thinking in Middle School Students
Community College Computer Science
Synthesis of Children and Game Programming Research
Middle School Relationships
Research on Children & Computer Programming
Campe, S., Denner, J., & Werner, L. (2013). Intentional computing: How teachers can maximize student learning from computer game programming. Journal for Computing Teachers.
Denner, J., Ortiz, E., Campe, S., & Werner, L. (2013). Beyond stereotypes of gender and gaming: Video games made by middle school students. In H. Agius & M. Angelides (Eds.), Handbook of Digital Games. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Hartl, A., DeLay, D., Laursen, B., Denner, J., Werner, L., Campe, S., & Ortiz, E. (2013). Learning from friends: Measuring influence in a dyadic computer instructional setting. International Journal of Research & Method in Education.
Werner, L., Denner, J., Campe, S., Ortiz, E., Delay, D., Hartl, Amy C. & Larsen, B. (2013). Pair Programming for Middle School Students: Does Friendship Influence Academic Outcomes? Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Denver, Colorado.
Werner, L., Denner, J., & Campe, S. (in press). Learn engineering practices using game design and creation. In L. Annetta and J. Minogue (Eds.), Achieving Science and Technological Literacy Through Engineering Design Practices. Springer.
Campe, S., Werner, L., & Denner, J. (2012). Game Programming with Alice: A Series of Graduated Challenges. Special Issue: Computer Science K-8: Building a Strong Foundation, Computer Science Teachers Association.
Denner J., Ortiz, E. & Campe, S. (2012). Gender Difference and Similarity in Video Games Made by Middle School Students. Poster presented at the Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Denner, J., Werner, L., Campe, S. & Ortiz, E. (2012) Children Programming Games: Strategies for Fostering and Measuring Computational Thinking. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Ruvalcaba, O., Werner, L., & Campe, S. (2012). Computer-based Collaboration in Middle School: A Socio-cultural Perspective on Pair Programming with Mexican-heritage and European-heritage Students. In Round Table session at the American Educational Research Association conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Werner, L., Campe, S., & Denner, J. (2012). Children Learning Computer Science Concepts via Alice Game-Programming. Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Raleigh, NC, February 29 – March 3, 2012.
Werner, L., Denner, J., Campe, S. & Kawamoto D. C. (2012). The Fairy Performance Assessment: Measuring Computational Thinking in Middle School. Proceedings of the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Raleigh, NC, February 29 – March 3, 2012
Denner, J., Werner, L., & Campe, S. (2011, April). Strategies for engaging middle school students in computational thinking. On panel at American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Denner, J. & Campe, S. (2008). What do girls want? What games made by girls can tell us. In Y. Kafai, C. Heeter, J. Denner, & J. Sun (Eds.),Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat: New perspectives on girls and games. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Denner, J., Campe S., & Weil, M. (2006). Girls Creating Games: Increasing Girls’ Participation in Technology. In Round Table session at the American Educational Research Association conference. San Francisco, CA.
Werner, L., Denner, J., & Campe, S. (2006). IT fluency from a project-based program for middle school students. Journal of Computer Science Education Online, issue 2, 2005-2006.www.iste.org
Campe, S. (2005). The Girls Creating Game program. Afterschool and Technology: Strategies to Advance Content-rich Learning. On panel at 14th Annual Community Technology Conference. Cleveland, OH.
Campe, S., Werner, L., & Denner, J. (2005). Information technology fluency for middle school girls. IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology for Education (CATE), Oranjestad, Aruba.
Denner, J. Werner, L., Bean, S., Campe S. (2005). The Girls Creating Games Program: Strategies for Engaging Middle-School Girls in Information Technology. Frontiers, 26(1), 90-98.
Research on Reducing Sexual Risk
Coyle, K. K., Glassman, J. R., Franks, H. M., Campe, S., Denner, J., Lepore, G. (in press, 2013). All4You2! A randomized controlled trial of an HIV/STI/pregnancy prevention curriculum and service learning for youth in alternative high schools. Journal of Adolescent Health.
Coyle, K., Glassman, J., Franks H., Campe, S., Denner, J., & Lepore, G. (2012). Reducing Sexual Risk Among Youth in Continuation Schools: Outcome Results from a Randomized Trial. Poster presented at American Public Health Association (APHA), San Francisco, CA.
Coyle, K., Glassman, J., Franks, H., Campe, S., Denner, J., & Lepore, G. (2012). Reducing Sexual Risk Among Youth In Continuation Schools: Outcome Results from a Randomized Trial. Poster presented at XIX International AIDS Conference, Washington D.C.