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  1. Update on ACM EducationBoard and Council activities Jane Prey and Mehran Sahami ACM Education Board Co-Chairs

  2. Overview • New Ed Board/Council Members • Update on Learning @ Scale Conference • Wrap-up of L@S 2014 • Progress on L@S 2015 • Planning Priorities for the Future

  3. New Ed Board/Council Members • Andrew McGettrick  Past Chair • Thanks for many years of service as Chair! • New Ed Board members • Lissa Clayborn (CSTA) • Renee Dopplick (ACM Policy) • Beth Hawthorne (Community Colleges) • Chris Stephenson (CSTA  Google) • New Ed Council members • Valerie Barr (ACM-W) • Barbara Boucher Owens (SIGCAS) • Cameron Wilson (ACM  code.org)

  4. Update on Learning @ Scale conference • Learning @ Scale: new ACM conference • First meeting: March 2014, collocated with SIGCSE • Underwritten by Ed Board (not SIG) • Given success of first conference, planning on making this annual meeting • L@S Steering Committee formed

  5. Learning @ Scale 2014 • L@S 2014 in numbers: • 194 attendees • 38 full papers submitted, 14 accepted (37%) • 56 WIP submitted, 37 posters + 5 demos accepted (76%) • Revenue: $119,143; Expenses: $64,965; Surplus: $54,178 • Attendees crossed several sub-disciplines of CS • Primary representation: CS education, HCI, and Systems • Also attracted attendees form education • Primary representation: learning sciences • ACM TOCHI special issue after conference

  6. Learning @ Scale 2015 • L@S 2015 update: • Collocated with Computer Support of Cooperative Work (CSCW) conference, March 14-15 in Vancouver, BC • General Chair: Gregor Kiczales (UBC) • Program Chairs: Dan Russell (Google), Bev Woolf (UMass) • Rob Miller (MIT) was a PC co-chair, but stepped down for reasons unrelated to the conference • Communications Chair: Ido Roll (UBC) • Opening Keynote: Peter Norvig (Google, Ed Council) • Paper submission deadline: October 22 • Sponsorship • Google committed $25K • Also approaching Microsoft, Oracle, and Facebook

  7. Planning Priorities for the Future • Everyone list what they think should be four educational priorities for ACM • Area we’d like to address (among others): • Making ACM Ed more internationally inclusive • Promoting CS education research • Coordinating with external efforts where appropriate • E.g., CS Principles, code.org, CS10K, others • Goals/rationalizations of CS education conferences • SIGCSE, ITiCSE, ICER, Learning@Scale, others • Future computing curricula initiatives • Initiatives in K-12 • Initiatives arising from PACE, ACM-NDC, CCECC, others

  8. Send ideas to:janeprey@gmail.com