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Conference registration (which includes an afternoon community session on Sunday, July 12, Monday night’s event at UT Dallas and all general and plenary sessions on Tuesday, July 14) is $100 if you register by April 15. 

From April 16-June 26 the price is $150 and after that the price goes up to $225. 

Workshops are a separate price, and this year we have expanded our offering to include some on Sunday, as well as Monday. The price for workshops is $100 for the first one, and then $50 for each additional workshop (maximum number of three). 

*Please note that CSTA does not cover the cost of registration, travel or accommodations for speakers or attendees. 

Please email any questions to t.nash@csta-hq.org
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Tuesday, July 14 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
From Online Professional Development to Classroom Pedagogy: Working at the Nexus of Research

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The goal of PD4CS (Professional Development for Computer Science) is to establish an
evidence-based professional development (PD) program to improve teachers’ knowledge
to teach Computer Science (CS) at the high school level. The PD4CS project team has
been developing and implementing a high-quality professional development approach
that incorporates online just-in-time support, in collaboration with Project Lead The Way
(PLTW). This session will present initial observations gathered from the launch of the
pilot online professional development website. An overview of the project will be given,
as well as a demonstration of selected topics covered online. The aim of this session is to
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create a dialogue between CS teachers of various expertise levels and CS researchers by
enhancing the teaching-research nexus as well as the advancement of professional
development in CS.

Speakers
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Sarah Gretter

Sarah Gretter’s research focuses on the effect that digital information and digital media have on learners’ representation of reality. She works in the field of Media and Information Literacy, and aims to analyze the competencies that educators should acquire to successfully help students understand the functions of media in our lives. More particularly, she is interested in how pre-service instructors can teach students to critically... Read More →
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Susanne Hambrusch

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Tim Korb

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Yizhou Qian

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Phil Sands

Phil Sands is the K-12 Outreach Coordinator for Computer Science at Purdue University. Previously, Phil spent 6 years as a software engineer and 7 years teaching computer programming and statistics at high schools in Washington D.C. and Michigan. His focus is on expanding the opportunities for computer science education in Indiana and engaging underrepresented minorities in the field so that all students have the opportunity to... Read More →
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Aman Yadav

Dr. Aman Yadav is an Associate Professor in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at Michigan State University. Dr. Yadav’s teaching and research focuses on problem-based learning, computational thinking, and computer science education. He is a PI on a National science Foundation grant to establish an evidence-based professional development (PD) program, including continuous online support, to improve teachers' knowledge to... Read More →


Tuesday July 14, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
International II

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