The California State University San Marcos will be hosting its semi-annual Saturday April 22nd, 2017 from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm Register Now The 12-hour semi-annual event is open to all female high school and college students, who will work collaboratively to … Continue reading
The CDE, Instructional Quality Commission, and State Board of Education (SBE) are commencing the process for developing new California computer science content standards. Per California Education Code. Section 60605.4, “on or before July 31, 2019, the Instructional Quality Commission shall consider developing and recommending to the SBE computer science content standards for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, pursuant to recommendations developed by a group of computer science experts.”
Information and updates concerning the development of computer science content standards for California public schools will be posted here.
The CDE will convene three focus group meetings to provide input on guidelines that will be utilized by a group of computer science experts who will be tasked to develop the new standards. The meetings are open to the public.
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The San Diego CSTA held its quarterly meeting Memorial Day week at UCSD’s Supercomputer Center. Some of you may be aware of legislative bills with large potential changes in Computer Science K-12 education curricula and requirements. Our agenda included: Guest Presentations Dr. Diane … Continue reading
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The San Diego chapter of the CSTA held its quarterly meeting Wednesday evening at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. We had a great turnout and a few lively discussions.
New leadership was chosen. Here are the results:
- President: Joe Pistone
- Vice President: Pat Giovengo
- Secretary: Daniel Pearson
- Program Chair: Jeff Sale
- Program Committee: Ange Mason, Carol Willing
- Membership Chair: Art Lopez
The Agenda is below. Highlights included Art Lopez presenting on the new AP CS Principles exam and the work he is doing to help shape the requirements. Jeff Sale game a demonstration of AppInventor, and Tammy Neuhaus presented some ideas she had for the upcoming Hour of Code being promoted by Code.org. We have included a link below for you to download the slide presentation used by Art Lopez containing a collection of useful links and resources:
Thanks to everyone for attending. Stay tuned for announcements of the next quarterly chapter meeting.
Please join us for our upcoming CSTA- UCSD Supercomputer Center Partnership Meeting.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
San Diego Supercomputer Center
University of California, San Diego
Please join us to learn about what’s happening in the region’s community of computer science teachers, and discover some new tools and resources to support your teaching. So much has happened since our meeting last February! Be sure to bring your laptops to this meeting! By popular demand, each meeting will now introduce a hands-on featured open-source software that you can easily use in your classroom and/or teach to your students.
This meeting is really important, as we will have elections for the coming year’s board positions. Please nominate yourself (or a peer) for any position that interests you (or them). At this time of much change in the region’s secondary school curriculum, the San Diego chapter of CSTA can truly make a difference in our community, introducing computational thinking to all students, to help them succeed in any career they choose.
- San Diego CS Principles project updates and conference presentation plan
- San Diego Pilot sites for new AP CS Principles exam (Art Lopez)
- Emerging resources to support CS Principles (handout)
- CS Principles Support websites tour (Jeff Sale)
- New AP CS Principles website (demo)
- Election of 2013-2014 CSTA Board Officers
- StudentTECH Instructor JobFest (Discussion and Planning)
- Georgia Tech Summer Planning Workshop and Seed Fund Grant Opportunity
- App Inventor Tutorial (Jeff Sale)
- Old Business
- New Business (next meeting’s date and agenda)
- Around the table
The San Diego Supercomputer Center’s TeacherTECH program offers workshops, seminars, and instructional technology resources for K-12 teachers in the San Diego and southern California area. TeacherTECH now has a Facebook page where you can stay up-to-date with the latest teaching technologies. We encourage you to visit the SDSC TeacherTECH page and if you like it, then please ‘Like’ it.