Check out my Recent Publications

Books & Educational Products:

Sullivan, A. (2019). Breaking the STEM Stereotype: Reaching Girls in Early Childhood. Rowman & Littlefield. 

Bers, M.U. & Sullivan, A. (2018). ScratchJr Coding Cards. No Starch Press.

Blogs & Fun Stuff:

Sullivan, A. (2018). Lessons Learned from ECT: Best Practices Teaching with Technology in the Early Childhood ClassroomEdTech Review. 

Sullivan, A. (2017). Breaking Gender Stereotypes Through Early Exposure to Robotics. Education Week: Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12. 

Sullivan, A. (2017). Early childhood educators gain confidence teaching coding and computational thinkingCode.org Teacher Community. 

Peer-Reviewed Research Articles:

 

Sullivan, A. & Bers, M.U. (2019).  VEX Robotics Competitions: Gender differences in student attitudes and experiencesJournal of Information Technology Education: Research, 18, 97-112. 

Sullivan, A. & Bers, M.U. (2018). Investigating the use of robotics to increase girls' interest in engineering during early elementary school. International Journal of Technology and Design Education.

 

Sullivan, A & Bers, M.U. (2018). The impact of teacher gender on girls’ performance on programming tasks in early elementary school. Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice.

 

Bers, M. U., Verish, C., Sullivan, A., & Shaer, O. (2018). Enhancing Children’s Interest and Knowledge in Bioengineering through an Interactive Videogame. Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 17, 055-081.

 

Sullivan, A., & Bers, M.U. (2017). Dancing robots: Integrating art, music, and robotics in

Singapore's early childhood centers. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. Online First.

 

Pugnali, A., Sullivan, A., & Bers, M.U. (2017) The Impact of User Interface on Young

Children’s Computational Thinking. Journal of Information Technology Education:Innovations in Practice, 16, 172-193.

 

Sullivan, A. & Bers, M.U. (2016). Girls, Boys, and Bots: Gender Differences in Young Children's Performance on Robotics and Programming Tasks. Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 15, 145-165.

 

Elkin, M., Sullivan, A., & Bers, M.U. (2016). Programming with the KIBO Robotics Kit in Preschool Classrooms. Computers in the Schools, 33 (3), 169-186.

 

Sullivan, A., & Bers, M.U. (2015). Robotics in the early childhood classroom: Learning outcomes from an eight-week robotics curriculum in pre-kindergarten through second grade. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. Online First.

 

Elkin, M., Sullivan, A., & Bers, M. U. (2014). Implementing a robotics curriculum in an early childhood Montessori classroom. Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 13, 153-169.

 

Kazakoff, E., Sullivan, A., & Bers, M.U. (2013). The effect of a classroom-based intensive robotics and programming workshop on sequencing ability in early childhoodEarly Childhood Education Journal, 41(4), 245-255. 

 

Bers, M.U., Seddighin, S., & Sullivan, A. (2013). Ready for robotics: Bringing together the T and E of STEM in early childhood teacher education. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 21(3), 355-377.

 

Sullivan, A., & Bers, M. U. (2013). Gender differences in kindergarteners' robotics and programming achievementInternational Journal of Technology and Design Education, 23(3), 691-702. 

 

 Sullivan, A., Kazakoff, E.R., & Bers, M.U. (2013). The wheels on the bot go round and round: Robotics curriculum in pre-kindergarten. Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 12, 203-219.

 

 

Invited Book Chapters:

 

Elkin, M., Sullivan, A., & Bers, M. U. (2018). Books, Butterflies, and ‘Bots: Integrating Engineering and Robotics into Early Childhood Curricula. Early Engineering Learning (pp. 225-248). Springer, Singapore

Sullivan, A., Strawhacker, A., & Bers, M.U. (2017). Dancing, drawing, and dramatic robots: Integrating

robotics and the arts to teach foundational STEAM concepts to young children. In Khine, M.S. (Eds.) Robotics in STEM Education: Redesigning the Learning Experience. Springer Publishing.

 

Sullivan, A. & Bers, M.U. (2017). Computational Thinking and Young Children: Understanding the Potential of Tangible and Graphical Interfaces. In Ozcinar, H., Wong, G., & Ozturk, T. (Eds.) Teaching Computational Thinking in Primary Education. IGI Global. 

 

 

Publications in Conference Proceedings:

 

Loparev, A., Sullivan, A., Verish, C., Westendorf, L., Davis, J., Flemings, M., Bers, M.U., &

Shaer, O. (In press, 2017). BacToMars: A Collaborative Educational Video Game for Teaching Biological Engineering. In Proceedings of Foundations of Digital Interactive Games (FDG) 2017. Extended abstract, poster.

 

Sullivan, A., Bers, M.U., Mihm, C. (2017). Imagining, Playing, & Coding with KIBO: Using KIBO Robotics to Foster Computational Thinking in Young Children. In the proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, 2017. Wanchai, Hong Kong.

 

Loparev, A., Sullivan, A., Verish, C., Westendorf, L., Davis, J., Flemings, M., Bers, M.U., &

Shaer, O. (2017). BacToMars: Creative Engagement with Bio-Design for Children. In the proceedings of the ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC) 2017. Stanford, CA, USA

 

Strawhacker, A., Sullivan, A., & Portsmore, M. (2016). Billund builds music: An engineering education initiative in danish kindergartens. Published in the Proceedings of the Integrated STEM Education Conference. Princeton, NJ, USA.

 

Sullivan, A., Elkin, M., & Bers, M. U. (2015). KIBO Robot Demo: Engaging young children in programming and engineering. Published in Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '15). ACM, Boston, MA, USA.
 

Strawhacker, A., Sullivan, A., & Bers, M.U. (2013). TUI, GUI, HUI: Is a bimodal interface

truly worth the sum of its parts? Published in the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. June 24-27, 2013. New York, NY, USA.