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Registration for ACSL International Contest About to Begin

I wanted to share something I received from the CSTA member listserv, for those that might not yet joined the CSTA. For a FREE membership to the CSTA, click here. Greg Kilpatrick ################################# This message is brought to you by the CSTA member listserv. The American Computer Science League opens registration for this year’s contest September 1st. ACSL is An international computer science competition for grades 6-12 that is way more than just programming!!! ACSL gives your school the opportunity…

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Job Opening – Computer Science Teacher

There is an opening at Newport High School in Bellevue, WA for a Career and Technical Education instructor to teach AP COMPUTER SCIENCE, COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, WEB PUBLISHING and 3D ANIMATION. Check the job posting at https://employment.bsd405.org/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=3066. Let us know if you have questions about how to become a Career and Technical Education instructor. People who have worked in related fields are encourage to check out this opportunity.

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Have a great summer!

We decided at the June meeting last week to stick to our existing schedule of monthly meetings. Minutes are posted on the Meetings page, thanks Cathy. Our next meeting will be in August, where we will map out the schedule of meetings for the 2011-2012 academic year. Stay tuned for details. Have a great summer, everyone!

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May 21 Meeting – Show and Tell

Greetings, everyone. Our next chapter meeting is Saturday, May 21. For this meeting, we are inviting all members to bring a project, teaching idea, or interesting application of CS and share it with everyone. Possible topics might be robotics, games, mobile apps, etc. If you would like to sign up for a 30 minute slot on the schedule, just go to PS CSTA Show and Tell – May 2011 and make an entry. We look forward to seeing you. Note that…

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CS4HS workshop this summer at the UW

The University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering department is running a workshop this summer targeted at high school or middle school teachers of math, science and computer science, and we’d love to have you join us! The workshop’s goal is to give teachers the knowledge and resources to incorporate computational thinking elements into their regular curricula, while giving them the opportunity to earn two University of Washington credits or 20 clock hours from WSTA. Specifically, the CS4HS workshop aims…

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April Programming Contest Results

First, thanks again so, so much to Amazon.com for being our official sponsor! Thanks to their support we were able to give away 10 gift cards ranging from $10-$50 as well as 4 kindles! Plus every participant got a tshirt and slap bracelet! RESULTS OF THE CONTEST: 1st Place Overall: Garfield HS – Eamon Gaffney, Michael Rosenberger (programming in Python)2nd Place Overall: Tahoma HS – Colin Wallace, Ashton Ohms (programming in Python)3rd Place Overall: Garfield HS – Seth Vanderwilt, King…

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Programming Contest – April 16, 2011

April’s programming contest is just around the corner! We are pleased to announce that Amazon.com will be sponsoring this contest!! Amazon’s sponsorship will include an Amazon speaker before the contest, a t-shirt for each participant, and kindles and gift cards for the raffle. Cost for this contest is the same as before ($30/team) and students will still be provided with donuts/juice for breakfast (sponsored by UW), pizza/snacks/drinks for lunch, and medals for the top three teams in both the novice…

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December 2010 Programming Contest Results

Congratulations to the following teams for placing at the Dec2010 Programming Contest: Overall:1st Place – Tahoma HS – Colin Wallace, Andrew Reinman, Daniel Imaino2nd Place – Garfield HS – Derek Gasaway, Seth Vanderwilt, King Xia3rd Place – Homeschool – Alex Engelberg Novice:1st Place – Garfield HS – Tal Levy, Lucas Smith, Michael Proulx2nd Place – Garfield HS – Alex Fu, Alisa Nguyen, Quincy Pham3rd Place – Garfield HS – Matthew Goss, Eric Zeng You can see the result of the…

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