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ATTENTION

Due to power outages throughout New Jersey the meeting is being rescheduled to Tuesday August 11th at 7:00!

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Computer Science Teachers – Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, August 11th the CSTA Chapters from NJ will host a virtual panel discussion meeting about distance learning. The meeting will be held from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and is meant for beginner as well as experienced teachers. Topics will include:

  • Distance learning experiences from teachers in elementary, middle, high school and college.
  • Obstacles that were faced and what was found to work in different situations.
  • The flipped classroom.
  • Cloud based IDEs.
  • Online assessment tools.

We believe that this collaboration and the Q&A session will support Computer Science teachers as they begin to prepare for the start of the school year.


How to join the Zoom meeting:

Topic: CSTA New Jersey Distance Learning Panel Discussion

Time: Aug 6, 2020, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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2019 - 2020 Meeting Dates : October 2nd, December 4th, February 5th, April 1st, and June 3rd

Check back here for topics and speakers for the 2019-2020 school year!

February 2020 Agenda and Speakers

Our agenda is as follows:

5:30 - Pizza and socialize. Find out what your fellow teachers are working on this year!

6:00 - Announcements and shout-outs.

6:30 - Group Discussion about K-12 Class Articulation and Sequence. NOTE: Elementary and middle school teachers, we are looking forward to your participation in this discussion!! We will group together with other teachers (elementary, middle, high school) to discuss and document what classes & concepts we teach, then will share out to our fellow teachers. We will then discuss our findings (are their gaps in student's CS education? What do we wish student's CS education looked like? Are their any surprises in our findings?

7:00 - (If there is time) Review of new ISTE CS Educator Standards.

Parking instructions:

Your visitors may park in Lots 64, 60A & 60B without permits. Guests must use the below link to register for the event. Until this process is completed their vehicles are not registered and your guests may receive a citation. Special event parking and special event permits are only for visitors to the University which does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in. If you have a question regarding a special event, please email it to Event_parking@ipo.rutgers.edu to ensure a timely response. If you wish to follow up with a phone call, please contact special events at (848) 932-7744.

https://rudots.nupark.com/events/Events/Register/bda7d299-42c0-4cb6-9fce-3518dfd23c84.

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December 2019 Agenda and Speakers

Our agenda is as follows:

5:30 - Pizza and socialize. Find out what your fellow teachers are working on this year!

6:00 - Announcements and shout-outs. I'm sure there will be a lot to report from the CS Ed Summit this past Friday and from the Governor's announcement tomorrow. We will also hear from some folks went on the Educators at Google trip.

6:30 - Featured Presentation: Paul Vassak will present Apple's Swift coding curriculum for elementary through college students

7:00 - Q & A

7:15 - Open discussion and/or additional socialization with fellow teachers.

Claudette attended Paul's presentation about Swift at the NJ CS education summit at Rutger this past Friday and it was very interesting. Did you know they offer a scholarship for talented students to attend their Developer's Conference?

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October 2019 Agenda and Speakers

Hope the start of year is going well for you all! Our first Central NJ CSTA meeting will be Wednesday, October 2nd, 5:30 - 7:30 in CORE 301 on the Rutgers campus.

If you are planning to attend, please submit a response to this Google form. We need a headcount for the pizza.

Our agenda is as follows:

5:30 - Pizza and socialize. Find out what your fellow teachers are working on this year!

6:00 - Announcements and shout-outs

6:30 - Featured Presentation: Vincent Frascella will speak to us about FIRST Robotics opportunities for elementary to high school students

7:00 - Q/A about Robotics

7:15 - Open discussion and/or additional socialization with fellow teachers.

Vincent Frascella is a NJ Regional Representative for FIRST Robotics. Vincent volunteers his time with FIRST Robotics because he is passionate about bringing these experiences to young people in New Jersey. FIRST robotics has teams from elementary through high school and the new rookie teams get grants sponsored by FIRST and other organizations to start up. It is a fun way to introduce students to coding.There is a curriculum for schools and after school teams and programs.

***IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION***

Parking Information: *A New Parking Permit Request link will be sent via CSTANJ -Central Group email and posted here for each meeting. Guests must use the link to register for the event. Until this process is completed their vehicles are not registered and your guests may receive a citation.

Visitors may park in Lots 64, 60A & 60B without permits.

*Special event parking and special event permits are only for visitors to the University which does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in.