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2013 CSTA Annual Conference

Are you ready for some great Computer Science and/or IT professional development? Or, do you have some great professional development that you would like to share with other CS professionals? Or are you simply anxious to visit the scenic and historic Boston area in July? If the answer to any or all of these questions is yes, then get ready for the 2013 CSTA Annual Conference!

The Conference
This year's CSTA Annual Conference (formerly known as CS & IT Symposium) will be held July 15-16, 2013 in Quincy, Massachusetts (just outside Boston). Monday, July 15 is the date for hands-on computer workshops, and Tuesday, July 16 is the date for keynotes and breakouts. Conference registration opens February 1, 2013 and closes June 16, 2013. Housing reservations open on February 1 and close on June 10.

Attendees at previous years' conferences have commented:

  • Great ideas that energized me to follow-through!
  • I can use this immediately in my classroom.
  • This session really related to what I need and the presenter moved quickly and covered the topic well.
  • This session gave me something I can use in my classroom.
  • A first-hand experience by K-12 teachers. It was very informative to hear the different perspectives.
  • This session exposed me to a curriculum I had never heard of before and just in general featured a really good panel of speakers.
  • Showed the possibilities for my classroom
  • Just what I needed!
  • Gave me tools and resources I can use in my classroom
  • This session was a great idea! Made me want to learn.
  • I'll use this right away.
  • Gave me so many ideas.
  • Information about previous years' conferences can be found on the CSTA website by following the Professional Development link on the left-hand navigation bar. Click on the Annual CSTA Conference tab for conference links.

    http://csta.acm.org/index.html

    Call for Proposals
    The conference committee has issued the Call for Proposals, which opened December 10, 2012 and closes January 24, 2013. Acceptance/Rejection Notifications will be sent by March 7, 2013. The committee also needs reviewers for the proposed sessions.

    Be sure to mark the dates: July 15-16, 2013. The CSTA Annual Conference is the premier professional development opportunity for CS educators. You won't want to miss it!

    Deborah Seehorn
    CSTA State Department Representative, Chair Elect

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