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CSTA Videos

In an effort to provide additional opportunities for members to keep tuned in and up-to-date, we are assembling a collection of videos (presentations and panels from various CSTA events). Feel free to download them and share them with your colleagues and students.

Clicking on a title will open the streaming video file in a new window.

Time: 1:11:07

In the opening keynote of the CS & IT 2009 Symposium, Jane Margolis and Joanna Goode discuss their research on why so few African-American, Latino/a, and female high school students are learning computer science. They argue that their study of computer science education reveals how inequality is reproduced in this country, despite the national hope and wish for technology to be a great equalizer. Margolis and Goode describe the building of a K-12/university interdisciplinary partnership with administrators and teachers of the Los Angeles Unified School District and the several interventions that have resulted.

Time: 27:41

In the closing keynote of the CS & IT 2009 Symposium, Debra Richardson discusses how bridging the divide between K-12 and higher education is our collective responsibility. Understanding this three-part divide--Knowledge, Information, Digital--helps to develop the tools required to build the bridge from both ends to meet in the middle. Bridging the knowledge divide attempts to educate K-12 educators about what students need in their toolbox in preparation for college. Bridging the information divide seeks to encourage two-way communications between the different levels in education. Bridging the digital divide addresses how to hurdle the challenges such as gender, race, culture, and economics. This talk explores why it matters for K-12 teachers and principals, parents and counselors (both K-12 and college), and college faculty to communicate with each other and understand the computer science discipline at all levels.

Time: 56:10

This video features presenters from five exemplary K-12 CS outreach programs giving a brief synopsis of their outreach programs and presentations. The presenters include Carol Frieze (Carnegie Mellon), Bill Hogan (Cornell University), Katie Siek (University of Colorado Boulder), Sonya Harris (University of Illinois), Suzanne Menzel (Indiana University).

Time: 50:10

In this video, three panelists answer three key questions that every Roadshow organizer must answer. The questions include: "Why should we do a roadshow?", "How do you find teachers and students?", and "What kind of outreach activities and materials do you need?". The panel is facilitated by Katie Siek (University of Colorado Boulder). The panelists are Robb Cutler (Former CSTA President), Suzanne Menzel (Indiana University) and Chris Stephenson (CSTA Executive Director).

Time: 28:33

In this video, three panelists answer three key questions that every Roadshow organizer must answer. The questions include: "How do you find funding for start up and maintenance?", "How do you manage roadshow programs for the long term?", and "How do you build long term relationships?". The panel is facilitated by Suzanne Menzel (Indiana University). The panelists are Michelle Hutton (The Girl's Middle School and CSTA President), Tiffany Grady (UT-Austin) and Katie Siek (University of Colorado Boulder).

Time: 47:08

In this video, Lecia Barker (National Center for Women in Information Technology) discusses research on best practices for outreach to young women and minority students. Lecia looks at the research evidence underlying the choices you need to make when doing a roadshow presentation, specifically why you choose the messages and the activities that you choose.

Time: 31:13

In this video, Gabriel Cohen (Product, Manager Google Apps Education Division) demonstrates a number of tools that Roadshow organizers (and in fact all educators) can use to make their work much easier. These tools include: Google spreadsheets, Tiny url, Google groups, Google Apps, Google sites, Google calendar, Google docs, and App engine.


CSTA works at many levels to support computing education.

Elementary and Middle school
(problem solving &
computational thinking)

High school
(computing &
computer science)

(enrollment &

(engagement &