2016 CSTA Conference Registration Open

The CSTA annual conference is scheduled for here in San Diego, July 10-12 in Mission Valley. Registration and a draft of the 3 hour workshops, 1 hour sessions and other offerings are available here now. Fee schedules are listed as well as hotel accommodations for the 3 day event.


$10,000 2015-16 ACM/CSTA Cutler Bell prize

There is still time to encourage your students to apply for the 2015-16 ACM/CSTA Cutler Bell prize!  This $10,000 award will go to four graduating high school seniors who show exceptional creativity and innovation in creating computing artifacts.

Eligible applicants for the award must be graduating high school seniors residing and attending school in the US. Challenges for the award will focus on developing an artifact that engages modern computing technology and computer science. Judges will look for submissions that demonstrate ingenuity, complexity, relevance, originality, and a desire to further computer science as a discipline.

The application is available now but will close on January 1, 2016. The inaugural awards will be announced in February of 2016 and the winners will be celebrated at a banquet in March in Seattle, Washington.

Please share this exciting announcement with your fellow teachers and your students, and Good Luck!

Questions regarding this email? Contact awards@csta-hq.org

Seeking a Teaching Position for Summer 2015 for Middle or High School Students?

The Education and Outreach department at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), on the campus of UC San Diego, is offering qualified secondary school educators part-time summer employment in a fun and cooperative environment in one of its premier student programs. For the past ten years, SDSC has been successfully offering weeklong summer programs to students in grades 6- 12 through its StudentTECH program (http://education.sdsc.edu/studenttech). Each summer, over 300 campers attend a variety of technology-based programs on topics as varied as physics, robotics, ocean science, computer programming, video production, computers and music and more. With a loyal following of students and parents, it is important to keep our summer programs fresh and dynamic.

Successful candidates must possess a valid teaching credential with the San Diego County Office of Education. A credential to teach computer science is highly sought. STEM subjects are of particular interest, with a strong focus on technology integration within the chosen subject matter, such as physics, biology, computer programming, mathematics and the arts.

Educators will have the opportunity to teach their grade level of choice and will be able to suggest possible course topics for the chosen grade level. Selected educators will work with the StudentTECH program coordinator to define and refine proposed curriculum to meet program goals.

Successful candidates will work with a class size not to exceed 21, and in some cases, may request a smaller class size. One UCSD undergraduate student and two volunteer high school students will work with the workshop instructor to provide technical support and student assistance.

Successful candidates will be hired as UCSD employees on a one-year, at-will contract. UCSD background checks will be required as a condition of employment.

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For more information, please contact Ange Mason via phone or email at 858 534-5064 or amason@ucsd.edu.