CSforALL led an interactive visioning activity designed to help administrators, school leaders and teachers identify their vision for CS in their school or district. Participants were challenged to then define CS in their own district and consider how to turn their vision into action. This session was hosted by CSforALL's Executive Director Leigh Ann De Lyser and other CSforALL Staff.
Equity Workshop for Administrators
The CSforCA Administrator Workshop developed at UCLA is a collaborative hands-on professional development opportunity designed for superintendents, principals, district or county leaders, CS coordinators, lead teachers, teachers on special assignments (TOSAs), or non-profit organizers interested in bringing equitable computer science education to their districts or schools. Participants examined biases and how they influence decisions administrators make about equitable CS, analyzed demographic data to identify equity gaps on access to CS, brainstormed solutions to close these gaps, and identified key stakeholders to help develop an action plan to achieve equity goals in CS.
Guidance for K-12 Administrators
School and district leaders can learn how to support teachers' professional development, recognize effective instruction, create plans for equitable recruitment, and mitigate systemic barriers to equitable participation in CS.
Here are two new resources aligned to the Standards for CS Teachers:
Counselors for Computing
The NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C) program provides information and resources that help counselors join the front line of the computing conversation. We bring people and programs together with professional development, knowledge, and resources to give all students access to transformative computing careers.
Join your local CS community
There are over 90 regional communities for K-12 computer science teachers across the United States and Canada, with more launching soon. Chapters bring together teachers who are often isolated in their schools, provide professional development to help teachers improve their craft, and connect local teacher voices to the national computer science education community.
CSTA Engage Virtual Meetup
CSTA hosts a monthly Engage virtual meetup to connect with and learn alongside other K-12 CS teachers. Activities include a time specifically for networking, a featured PD activity, and unconference/birds-of-a-feather sessions.
CSTA Equity in Action Summit
Saturday, March 6, 2021
The CSTA Equity Fellows 2020-2021 Cohort is pleased to present the CSTA Equity in Action Summit. This one-day virtual event brings together K-12 CS teachers to call out inequities of access and achievement in marginalized groups and to share strategies and resources to empower and equip teachers in addressing the digital divide.