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Share your Intro to CS course

(Edit: notes posted) Greetings, all. This Saturday is our November chapter meeting, back at the usual venue in the UW CSE building, from 1:00 – 3:00 (or so). The topic this month is introductory courses in CS. We’d like to have a roundtable discussion of goals, topics, syllabi, and languages and systems that people have used for teaching introductory courses in CS. We invite teachers to sign up for slots to do quick presentations of their courses, and then have…

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2011-12 Meeting Schedule

Dear chapter members, At our August meeting, we developed a plan for this year’s chapter meetings. It promises to be another good year of CS discussions. As last year, the meetings will be Saturdays, generally the 3rd one of the month, hosted by the UW CSE Department in the lovely 6th Floor Commons room of the Paul Allen Center. You can find the schedule posted on the chapter website (www.pscsta.org) under the Meetings tab. The summary version is below. BLUE…

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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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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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Meeting Minutes, November 20, 2010

Attending: Hélène Martin, Garfield HS Andy Davidson, Roosevelt HS Mike Panitz, Cascadia CC Brett Crane, Redmond JHS Earl Bergquist Gautam Reddy, Microsoft Stuart Reges, UW CSE Andy reports that Greg received an inquiry from CSTA sister chapter in Dallas/Ft Worth about simulcasting our meetings. They are impressed with our schedule of meeting topics and their members would be interested in hearing some of our presentations. In turn, our sessions would then be available to our members who can’t attend. No…

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Communications

Just a few notes on PS CSTA communication channels for everyone: We are now using the PS CSTA website (pscsta.org) for our main source of information and communication about our group’s activities. The information on the Google Group site we have used in the past (groups.google.com/group/puget-sound-csta) won’t be updated in the future, although we will leave the existing content there. If one of us gets time, we will try to move the old meeting minutes over to the PS CSTA…

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