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South Carolina’s second annual CSPDWeek is brought to you by CSTA, CSTA South Carolina, Code.org and their Regional Partner, The Citadel STEM Center, and the SCDE CTE Office. We are looking forward to hosting hundreds of South Carolina K-12 teachers to join us for this free, virtual computer science professional development the week of July 26-30, 2021 from 9:00am to 4:00pm each day.
 
South Carolina K-12 public teachers can choose one, week-long, PD workshop and participate in a great deal of networking and fun throughout the week! 
 

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Workshop Catalog

Learn about emerging concepts in the field of CS and engage with industry experts on topics on the horizon.

The Future of CS: Emerging Concepts in CS Education

January 16, 2021

12:00 PM-5:00 PMET
 
This half-day online summit will be an opportunity for K-12 CS educators to learn about emerging concepts in the field of CS and engage with industry experts on topics on the horizon.
 
 
 
Want to continue your summer CSPDWeek experience? Or did you miss CSPDWeek and want to learn more? Here are the Spring 2021 CS Workshops offered with the support of SCDE CTE (ALL VIRTUAL):
  • Feb. 20 - Show and Tell - Tools and Resources
  • Mar. 6 - CS Advocacy
  • Apr. 17 - Physical Computing
  • May 1 - Power of Programming Languages
 
 
 
Workshop Descriptions:
 
Show and Tell – Tools and Resources
-Teachers will share lessons and tools they have used in their classes. We will reflect on Fall semester and discuss needs moving forward for Spring and Summer.
CS Advocacy
-As administrators, teachers, and counselors begin to think about courses for next school year, we will spend time discussing equitable recruitment strategies, as well as CS pathways and pipelines.
Physical Computing (advanced topic)
-Discuss micro:bit and other physical computing devices, including implementation in the virtual classroom.
Power of Programming Languages
-Compare and contrast a variety of languages, including use cases, to help teachers determine the program language(s) that may benefit their students for their classroom.
Spring Follow-up PD
 
Part 3 - CS Discoveries - Feb. 27th - Register Here
Part 4 - CS Discoveries - Apr. 24th - Register Here
 
Part 3 - CS Principles - Feb. 27th - Register Here
Part 4 - CS Principles - Apr. 24th - Register Here
There is a whole community of computer science educators just like you out there. If you are looking for inspiration, connection, and a chance to be rejuvenated, join us at CSTA 2021, set for July 14-16, 2021.

CSTA's Annual Conference is a chance for computer science teachers to come together for learning, networking, and fun. We are a community of educators who are changing the lives of students every day in our classrooms. We are eager to share our knowledge and to learn from one another.

Our three-day virtual conference has over 100 sessions of education to broaden your knowledge of computer science education, inspirational keynotes and sessions to reinvigorate your passion for teaching, and countless moments of fun and connection along the way. If you are looking for new and exciting ways to engage with your students in your classroom, look no further than CSTA 2021. You don't want to miss out on this great experience. 
 

The Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) at the South Carolina Department of Education is sponsoring some Information Technology and Computer Science Professional Learning Opportunities (PLOs).  All of the sessions will be Virtual via Zoom.   Please use the registration links provided below to register for these events.   More information on the PLOs can be found at the registration links as well.

Please note that this is not the 30 hour PD that allows for the teaching of the Introductory Computer Science courses.  That PD will be announced at a later date. 

Workshop

Date

Registration Link

Curriculum Survey

Oct. 10

https://forms.gle/3gGCqLeFvsJMUwYu6

Machine Learning / AI

Oct. 17

https://forms.gle/3gGCqLeFvsJMUwYu6

Impact of Computing

Nov. 14

https://forms.gle/3gGCqLeFvsJMUwYu6

Nifty Assignment

Dec. 5

https://forms.gle/3gGCqLeFvsJMUwYu6

CS Discoveries, Part 1

Oct. 3

https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/9524/enroll

CS Discoveries, Part 2

Nov. 7

https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/9525/enroll

CS Principles, Part 1

Oct. 3

https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/9526/enroll

CS Principles, Part 2

Nov. 7

https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/9527/enroll

The National CSTA team has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and the health and safety of our membership is our number one priority. After much consideration, we’ve decided to transition the 2020 CSTA Annual Conference to a virtual conference!
We’ve compiled everything you need to know about the CSTA 2020 transition on our website, which will serve as our hub for the most up-to-date information. Please refer to those FAQs for details on your specific event ticket. 
 
If you’ve previously registered for the conference, received a scholarship, or are a conference presenter or partner please look out for another email from the CSTA team later today with additional information specific to your situation. 
 
While the format may be different, we look forward to a great virtual conference — still created by teachers, for teachers — and can’t wait for you to join us the week of July 13, 2020. Registration will re-open in late April and we’ll be sharing more details with you in the coming weeks. 
 
Be well and thank you for your continued support of CSTA, 
 
Jake Baskin 
CSTA Executive Director
CALENDAR

CSTA South Carolina maintains a calendar of CS related events across the state. Join other CS educators in fun and exciting professional development and activities!

If you'd like to submit an event to be included on the calendar, please contact a CSTA South Carolina Officer.

Google Calendar
 

Past Events

The following is an archive of past events that were held prior to moving over to our new website.
 
December 1, 2018 - STEM Summit
November 9, 2018 - CSTA Day
June 8, 2018 - CSTA Day
January 21, 2017 - CSTA Kick-Off