CSEdWeek is December 8-14, 2014!
www.CSEdWeek.org

Join CSTA in celebrating and advocating for computer science education. Please look at the resources below and consider doing something in your school, district, or state. This is the time to show administrators, parents, and community members the wonderful things you and your students are achieving together.

2014 Faces of Computing Video Contest

Click here for information on this year's contest!


2013 Faces of Computing Poster Contest Winners

In honor of Computer Science Education Week, CSTA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd annual "Faces of Computing" student poster contest. This year, over 640 posters were entered into the contest. These posters were created by computing students in 8 countries and 25 U.S. states. The creativity and design process that went into making this collection of posters was phenomenal, making the judging process both challenging and rewarding. CSTA is pleased to award robots to the classrooms of the top three winners in each category. We are delighted to announce the winners in three categories: Elementary school, middle school, and high school.

Elementary School: First Place

Deziree Ensrud, Hanna Strom, Emma Cheyenne Barfield, Connor Elser, Sean Baker, Falesoa Tufi, Ariana Carter, Lacey Campbell, & Nettie Oswalt

Hale Kula Elementary; Wahiawa, HI

Teacher: Megan Cummings

Click here to download.



Elementary School: Second Place

Espen Garner and Nico Anderson-Comas

St. Margaret's Episcopal School; San Juan Capistrano, CA

Teachers: Stefani Baker and Londa Posvistak

Click here to download.



Elementary School: Third Place

Gojko Panic

Djura Jaksic Elementary; Serbia

Teacher: Jasmina Jerkovic


Click here to download.


Middle School: First Place

Stephani Kim, Sue Lee, Vaishnavi Sesetty, & Sriya Srikanth

Roberto Clemente Middle School; Germantown, MD

Teacher: Ebony Glover

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Middle School: Second Place

Gabriela Ortiz and Kimberly Ortiz-Figueroa

Corvallis Middle School of Arts and Technology; Norwalk, CA

Teacher: Margaret Munoz

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Middle School: Third Place

Sophia Achar, Alex Murphy, Eli Minsky, Jaren Lewison, Jason Kirschenbaum, Adam Frydman, Roslyn Tatom, Miles Schickman, Rebecca Herschberg & Eden Schachter

Ann & Nate Levine Academy; Dallas, TX

Teacher: Sharolyn Brown

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High School: First Place

Gabriel Zarazua

Grant High School; Valley Glen, CA

Teacher: Aimee Dozois

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High School: Second Place

Aaliyah Malone

John D. O'Bryant; Roxbury, MA

Teacher: Denise Traniello


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High School: Third Place

Sierra Hearn

Lincoln Public Schools IT Focus Program; Lincoln, NE

Teacher: Steve Carr

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We hope that you will download and share these wonderful, creative posters with your students.


2012 Faces of Computing Posters

In 2012, CSTA's Equity Committee launched the "We Are the Faces of Computing" contest inviting students of any age to design a poster that highlights the diverse and creative ways that students do computer science together. In honor of CSEdWeek, we are delighted to announce the winners in three categories: Elementary school, middle school, and high school. The winners were:


High School:
Jerome Williams
Lincoln Park High School; Chicago, IL
Teacher: Deb Wilson

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Middle School:
Shaakira Bannister, Kayla Davis, Ayana McClanahan, and Freedom Watson
Kelly Miller Middle School; Washington D.C.
Teacher: Carlos Baez

Click here to download.



Elementary School:
Khal Bashawaty, Tyler DiMartino, Danie Meder, and Sanjana Vakacharla
Fraser Woods Montessori School; Newtown, CT
Teacher: Patrice Gans

Click here to download.


We hope that you will download and share these wonderful, creative posters with your students.



Administrators Matter

Teachers often tell us that one of the most important factors in the success of their computer science program is a supportive administrator, someone higher up who understands the importance of computer science education and support the provision of better and more courses for all students. In this new brief video from Code.org, LAUSD Director of Curriculum Gerardo Loera talks about why computer science and computational thinking are important for all students in his district.

Click here to view video.


CSTA Supports "Hour of Code"

This year for Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9-15), CSTA is supporting a campaign to encourage millions of students to participate in an hour of computer coding. The goal is to introduce millions to the field and encourage them to sign up for more in-depth computer science studies. There will be several different hour-long introductions hosted on the CSEdWeek website. Many of the tutorials will be compatible with tablets and smartphones, and there will be some "unplugged" lessons that require no computer at all. We are encouraging all our members to lead their schools and communities in an Hour of Code. Please visit the CSEdWeek website and officially sign up to participate. Here you will find additional resources to help you promote and organize an event.


EXCITING CSTA RESOURCES

Sourcing the C in STEM

As part of its CSEdWeek activities, CSTA participated in the Sourcing the C in STEM: Making the Critical Connection Between Computer Science Education and Jobs Salon hosted by Change the Equation. With dynamic speakers, the passion for computer science in education was apparent, even while noting some very real challenges. Speakers included:
  • Alison Derbenwick Miller, Vice President, Oracle Academy and Vice Chair of Computer Science Education Week 2012
  • Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, Advanced Placement Program, The College Board
  • Linda Rosen, CEO, Change the Equation
  • Chris Stephenson, Executive Director, Computer Science Teachers Association
Click here to view the entire video. It will be just as though you were there!



2013 Key to the Future Poster

This exciting new classroom poster, developed in partnership with the National Security Agency, highlights critical elements of computer science including cyber security, design and creativity, problem solving programming, and collaboration. You can download a copy from this website or request copies of the poster for outreach events or for your classroom (CSTA members only). To order posters, please contact l.clayborn@csta-hq.org.

Click here to download poster (28.3 MB).

Click here for more information on cyber security.



World of Opportunities Poster

This engaging new classroom poster, developed in partnership with the Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges, highlights exciting careers in four key areas: medical informatics, mobile maps and animation, computer mapping, and cyber forensics. You can download a copy from this website or request copies of the poster for outreach events or for your classroom (CSTA members only). To order posters, please contact l.clayborn@csta-hq.org.

Click here to download poster (1.5 MB).



CSTA Celebrates CSEdWeek with Audio and Video Announcements

As part of their commitment to support CSEdWeek activities, the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine and CSTA have created a series of announcements that schools and teachers can use for morning announcements or in the classroom. These audio and video files are intended to inform and engage students and to help them understand the many opportunities computer science provides. Teachers: share these with other educators throughout your school!

Audio Announcement

This 45 second audio announcement by a high school senior points to a broad spectrum of career opportunities and encourages students to celebrate Computer Science Education Week.

To listen to audio file, click here.
To download, either right-click (on a PC) or Control-click (on a Mac), and then select "Save As" to save the file directly to your computer.

Video Announcements

This series of five two-minute videos celebrates the contributions that computer science makes in four fields and encourages students to pursue computer science as an educational pathway and a career. Watch the whole series by visiting CSTA's CSEdWeek Playlist here!

Day I: Computer Science and Entertainment

View streaming Day 1 video here.



Day 2: Computer Science and the Environment

View streaming Day 2 video here.



Day 3: Computer Science and Communications

View streaming Day 3 video here.



Day 4: Computer Science and Medicine

View streaming Day 4 video here.



Day 5: Computer Science and Empowerment

View streaming Day 5 video here.



The U.S. House of Representatives has designated
Dec 8-14, 2014 as Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) in recognition of the transformative role of computing and necessity of rigorous computer science education at all levels. CSTA is delighted to have worked with ACM on this major accomplishment and we encourage all of our members to get involved!

Please visit the CSEdWeek Web site at www.CSEdWeek.org to access computer science education resources and participate in all of the social networking for this event.





   

CSTA works at many levels to support computing education.

Elementary and Middle school
(problem solving &
computational thinking)

High school
(computing &
computer science)

College/university
(enrollment &
transition)

Industry
(engagement &
preparation)