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January workshop on teaching diverse students a success!

PSCSTA is thrilled to have hosted Crystal Hess, Computer Science Instructor at Shoreline Community College, for her workshop entitled “Teaching Diverse Students with a Lens on Equity” on January 20. Nearly 20 PSCSTA members and other local CS educators joined us for this session where attendees were challenged to reflect on their teaching practices and how we all could work to create safe and equitable learning environments for all our students. Attendees participated in discussions about their own experiences with…

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Jan 20 Workshop: Teaching Diverse Students with a Lens on Equity in the CS Classroom

When: Jan 20, 12:00 (arrive and socialize), 12:30-2:30 for program with more social time at the end Where: Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Gates Commons (6th floor) Registration: https://pscsta-jan2018.eventbrite.com This workshop, run by Crystal Hess, is designed to engage critical thinking about how to build a collaborative learning community in the classroom that focuses on advocacy for students from marginalized or underserved populations. Participants will engage in activities, discussion, and reflection to generate critical thinking…

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Winter 2015 contest – what a turnout!

What a day! What a turnout! Many many thanks to Microsoft and Microsoft Teals for hosting the PSCSTA programming competition on Saturday, December 12th. The final count was 284 students from 40 schools from around the Puget Sound participated in our biannual programming contest, and we all fit in the big room at the Microsoft Commons! The morning started with a talk by Mark Russinovich, Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform and author of the popular books Trojan Horse and Zero…

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Spring 2015 Contest, Huge Success!

Last weekend, we hosted our second Programming Contest of the school year at the Living Computer Museum. In total ~200 students participated (in grades 8 – 12) on 85 teams! This event was made possible with the dedication of our Programming Contest Committee which was lead by Lauren Bricker, Frances Davies, Michael Johnson, Brian Sea, and Justin Spielmann. We also are very thankful for the 30 industry volunteers who served as judges in the contest. All photos of the event are…

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