Computing is everywhere in our modern lives. It is driving commerce and job creation, innovation in numerous other fields of science, and changing our daily lives. The discipline of computer science underpins these technological advances. It is critical that K-12 students gain the skills and knowledge that come from studying computer science, however, in Northern Virginia, like many other areas of the country, K-12 computer science is marginalized and students have little access to courses in this area.
To address this challenge this group of individuals committed to forming a chapter for the Computer Science Teachers Association, a globally recognized organization representing K-12 educators, to build a community of expertise, advocates and support to strengthen K-12 computer science education in Northern Virginia.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Next Meeting: Saturday, February 23, 10am, GMU,
Oracle Java Training: It's coming. Details aren't finalized yet, but it's looking like we'll have the virtual class run from the end of April through July, and then have a 3 day face-to-face class mid-August.
CSTA Equity Workshop: Kammy Sanghera will be representing our chapter at this workshop in early March. When she returns, we will organize a local workshop so she can share what she learned with everyone.
CSTA Conference: It will be held in Boston, July 15 - 16. It's a great way to learn about what's going on in the larger community and meet other CS teachers.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Friday, September 28, 2012
CS4HS in Virginia - this is a Google sponsored workshop run by Virginia Tech (at their Northern Virginia location) Oct. 26-27. High school teachers, check it out: http://highschool.cs.vt.edu/
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
We have some great opportunities coming up in the near future - read more below:
VA CSTA Workshop - Sept. 28 in Richmond. http://vacsta.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/csta_brochure.pdf
Bootstrap Workshop - Oct. 20 at GMU. http://bit.ly/bootstrapNV
Apps4VA Competition - ongoing this fall. www.apps4v.org
Virginia Governor's Cup Competition focused on a Cyber Challenge - register by Oct. 15. www.technology.virginia.gov/CyberChallenge/index.cfm
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, Sept. 15, 10am - First Meeting of 2012-2013 school year
George Mason University - Nguyen Engineering Building Room 4201 (same location as previous meetings)
Light Refreshments will be served and parking vouchers will be taken care of for the garage.
Friday, September 28 - CSTA Virginia Conference: http://vacsta.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/csta_brochure.pdf
Saturday, October 20, 9am - Bootstrap Workshop: http://bit.ly/bootstrapNV