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Share Your PD Experiences

As every computer science teacher knows, professional development is critical to keeping our knowledge up to date, our teaching skills sharp, and reinforcing our sense of community and common purposes; not to mention some modicum of keeping abreast of the latest technological innovations that our students seem to absorb through their skin!

A wide variety of PD is available to all teachers; we have all witnessed the good, bad, and ugly. In an upcoming issue of the Voice newsletter we will focus on planning and executing computer science PD that meets the unique needs of CS teachers. The goals will be to:

  • Highlight upcoming quality events (including the CSTA Annual Convention to be held in Boston, July 15 - 16 and local CSTA Chapter events).
  • Share successful PD event planning strategies.
  • Learn techniques for executing valuable hands-on PD workshops.
  • Explore pitfalls to avoid.
  • CSTA members have a wealth of knowledge, insights, and perspectives to contribute. Your experiences are valuable and can help us all create dynamic PD that fellow CS teachers will long remember. We'd love to hear from you. Please contribute.

  • Tell us about your chapter plans for the spring, summer, and into the fall. We certainly want to include your events on the CSTA Voice calendar!
  • Share your experiences in planning and executing an event; we can learn from your success and disappointments.
  • Guide us step-by-step through planning and conducting hands-on workshops with lasting impact.
  • Provide an outline to delivering a memorable presentation.
  • Speak up about the topics you'd like to learn about in PD events.
  • If you have a story to tell please contact me at cstapubs@csta.acm.org. It's easy!

    Pat Phillips,
    Editor, CSTA Voice

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