Welcome to the Computer Science Collaboration Project WebinarCSTA: Services and Resources to Engage Youth in Computer Science We will begin at 11:00AM Pacific/2:00PM Eastern
Webinar Agenda • Computer Science Collaboration Project Overview • Presenters: Dr. Chris Stephenson, Executive Director, Computer Science Teachers Association & Pat Phillips, CSTA Voice Editor, Computer Science Teachers Association • Questions & Answers
Project Overview www.cscproject.org The Computer Science Collaboration Project aims to efficiently increase participation of underrepresented groups in computer science opportunities and activities by effectively building collaborations between K-12, community-based organizations, higher education and industry.
Project Goals Build collaborations between CSCP participants from K-12 settings, community-based organizations, higher education, and industry Maximize access to shared resources among representatives from K-12 settings, community-based organizations, higher education, and industry that are interested in expanding and broadening participation in computer science. Strengthen the capacity of existing and evolving K-12 formal and informal programs in computer science by supporting the use of exemplary practices.
Project Activities • Project website: www.cscproject.org • Program Directory • Webinars • Quarterly newsletter • Leadership Teams • Engaging Hispanic/Latino(a) Youth in Computer Science • Engaging Youth with Disabilities in Computer Science • Mini-grants • Conference presentations
CSTA Services and Resources:Supporting Computer ScienceEducation ContinuumDr. Chris Stephenson Patricia Phillips
An Introduction to CSTA Systemic Issues Why computer science is crucial for students Current challenges Transformation is underway Agenda
CSTA was founded in 2004 in response to growing concern about the state of computer science in secondary schools. There is a substantial body of research pointing to the key role of professional associations in systemic educational improvement. Teachers are too isolated in their schools and too rarely offered real support by the post-secondary institutions or government. Why CSTA?
CSTA is an international membership organization of 10,000 members in 102 countries. CSTA is a learning community CSTA is an advocacy organization CSTA is a provider of professional development for teachers CSTA is a research body CSTA is a provider of resources CSTA Today
Chris Stephenson Executive Director, CSTA Phone: 1-541-687-1840 Fax: 1-541-687-1840 firstname.lastname@example.org Pat Phillips CSTA Voice, Editor Phone: 1-928-505-5220 Fax: 1-928-855-4258 email@example.com CSTA website: csta.acm.org THANK YOU!
CSC Project Information • Visit the CSC Project website: www.cscproject.org • Enter your program in the Program Directory • Sign up for quarterly newsletter • Next Webinar: June 5, 2012, 10:00AM Pacific/1:00PM Eastern Is Your Website Accessible? How Do You Find Out? http://www.cscproject.org/index.php?q=node/169