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  • Blog Post: 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit Day One

    Oh what a day! I’m at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond WA this week. This is a big event for Microsoft Research with over 400 faculty from around the world hear for two days of presentations, demos, and lot and lots of conversations. We started off with a keynote...
  • Blog Post: Post CS & IT 2012 Thoughts

    The first part of this week was spent in Irvine CA for the 2012 CS & IT Conference . It’s amazing how this event just gets better and better every year. I only wish more computer science teachers could make it there. Being in California we had a lot of teachers from that state but not as many from...
  • Blog Post: A reminder–CS & IT Conference 2012

    Have you signed up for the best value in computer science education professional development? In today's economy, finding value for your professional development dollar is key. Not many international conferences can make the claim that they offer this but the Computer Science & Information Technology...
  • Blog Post: What Do Magic and Computer Science Have in Common?

    Industrial Light and Magic has got to be one of the coolest company names I have ever heard. It doesn’t hurt that what they do is also pretty darn cool. The Computer Science Teachers Association just announced that Alex Suter, Research & Development Engineer for Industrial Light & Magic will...
  • Blog Post: The Best and Most Innovative Teachers

    Being somewhat opinionated about the subject (who am I kidding – most subjects) and at the same time being more or less incapable of keeping my opinions to myself I have written here about what makes a good teacher a number of times. I’ve talked about subject matter expertise and passion for the subject...
  • Blog Post: Register for CSTA's 2012 Annual CS&IT Conference

    CSTA's Annual CS&IT Conference This is the big and best professional development event of the year for middle and high school computer science educators. The program of session and workshops gets better every year and this year looks to be no exception. (I may be biased as I am on the program committee...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Developer Day: Entertainment Reimagined

  • Blog Post: Hello From Texas

    You may have noticed I haven’t been blogging as much this week. I’ve been in Austin TX at the TCEA conference. I’ve been pretty busy from morning until night. Doing what? Well you may ask. I have been spending some time at the Microsoft booth talking to teachers who come by. But I have also been involved...
  • Blog Post: CS & IT 2012–Participate Actively!

    Back in the end of November I posted the call for proposals for the 12th Annual Computer Science & Information Technology Conference. Did you see it? Have you been thinking about a proposal? have you submitted a proposal yet? The deadline is rapidly approaching (January 31st 2012 is the deadline...
  • Blog Post: 12th Annual Computer Science & Information Technology Conference.

    The Computer Science Teachers Association runs what I consider the single best and most important professional development events of the year for computer science educators - the Annual Computer Science & Information Technology Conference . I’m honored and excited  to be on the program committee...
  • Blog Post: Kinect-ing at the NJSBA Annual Workshop

    Normally the conferences I attend are about educational technology or computer science education. Events like ISTE, MASSCue, TCEA, SIGCSE or CSTA’s CS & IT. But the last two days I have been at the New Jersey School Board Association annual workshop. We’re hear talking about Kinect in Education ...
  • Blog Post: CS & IT Conference Day 1 - 2011

    This year CSTA is trying a bunch of new things with the CS & IT Conference. First off we added a workshop day on the front end. So yesterday there were a number of three hour workshops. You can see what was offered on the CS & IT agenda . I sat in on Video Game Programming with Microsoft XNA...
  • Blog Post: Mid Atlantic Developer Expo is Coming!

    This event looks interesting. If you are in the mid-Atlantic (say around Virginia) and interested in a local, reasonably prices and potentially seriously educational conference about software development and more you will want to check out MADExpo . What happens when you bring together software developers...
  • Blog Post: TCEA 2011 In Review

    I’m on my way home from TCEA which is probably the largest regional technology in education conference in the country. As usual it was great to see a lot of old friends and I had some great conversations. Texas is, in some ways, ahead of much of the country in computer science education. But even here...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at TCEA 2011

    Well I am making my plans to be at TCEA again this year. I’m hoping to see a bunch of people. I’ll be attending some conference sessions, visiting the Web 2.0 and Bloggers areas, and attending the CS/TA SIG meeting. Microsoft has a booth and some workshops and sessions. There is a teacher presented session...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Links 17 January 2010

    It’s Martin Luther King Jr Day. A regular work day for me but I know that a lot of schools have the day off. If you do I hope you are enjoying the three day weekend but also remembering the events that resulted in this day being a holiday across the country. Crazy week for me last week so only...
  • Blog Post: CS&IT 2011 — Call for Proposals

    The Computer Science Teachers Association sent out a call for proposals for the Annual CSTA Computer Science & Information Technology Symposium (for 2011) today. This year the event will be expanded in length and will be held in New York, NY July 11-13, 2011. Yes, the Big Apple! This is the biggest...
  • Blog Post: Non-Myths About Programming

    Mark Guzdial attended the first day of the ICER 2010 conference in Denmark this week. He blogged about that day ( Blogging the first day of ICER 2010 ) and it sure does make me wish I had been able to go. Next year the conference is in Rhode Island so maybe I’ll be able to swing it. For now I am reading...
  • Blog Post: Reflection on ISTE 2010

    Well I’m back from ISTE for a bit over 24 hours now. My luggage has even arrived. It apparently decided to spend a few extra hours in Denver. I had a great time at ISTE as I always do. It was a great time to reconnect with a good many people who I know either in person or online or both. I missed some...
  • Blog Post: Getting Close to ISTE Time

    I am starting to put stuff together to take with me to ISTE this weekend. I get in Sunday sometime and already have a dinner meeting set up. And some stuff do to Sunday afternoon if I get in early enough. I’ve been planning on this trip for a while of course. I have my official work duties, plans...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at ISTE 2010

    Well the schedule for Microsoft sessions and events at ISTE 2010 in Denver is up. And I’m excited about it! Well of course I love ISTE conferences anyway. What is Microsoft up to? Learning sessions Breakfast and lunch presentations (Hyatt Regency Denver, across the street from the Convention Center)...
  • Blog Post: Getting Ready for ISTE – SIGCT Recommendations

    ISTE is only about a month away now. hard to believe it is so close. SIGCT is out with their annual recommendations for computer science teachers of workshops, sessions and meeting to attend. If you haven’t checked them out yet I highly recommend you do so.  Start by visiting the the Custom Program...
  • Blog Post: Exploring Problem-Solving Processes with Smithsonian and Microsoft

    Something for the wider education community. I think we need to do more to teach problem-solving and critical thinking through out the curriculum so this online conference looks like it would be very helpful to many people in many teaching areas. I especially like that Microsoft is partnering with the...
  • Blog Post: Where is the Computer Science at Education Technology Conferences?

    I’ve been attending educational technology (EdTech) conferences for years now. Some of them are really big like ISTE , TCEA and FETC . Some are smaller like the New Hampshire ( NHSTE ) Christa McAuliffe conference . There are a lot of great things at these events. There are large numbers of sessions...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at TCEA

    In a couple of weeks I’ll be heading down to Austin Texas for the annual TCEA conference. This is one of the biggest and best (we are talking Texas after all) educational technology conferences going. I hope to attend the TA/CT SIG meeting where I always run into some wonderful high school computer science...
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