January 26 - All Chapter Meeting Annoucement
CSTA NNJ will be hosting this month's CSTANJ virtual meeting. We will have a discussion about the newly forming CSTA-NJ, a short presentation on cseducators.stackexchange.com, and a representative from Phidgets Education.
Here is the agenda including the link. I hope you can join us!
CSTA N NJ Meeting
January 26, 7pm - 8:15 pm
Overview of plans to run CSTA chapters in NJ
Bylaw Committee reports back
A short introduction to cseducators.stackexchange.com
Lucas Pacentrilli to present about Phidgets Education (www.phidgets.com/education)
Birds of a Feather
BoF - Online Assessment (and Cheating) - Monday, 8/31/2020
BoF Discussion ~ APCSP - remote and changes - Wednesday 8/26 7:00
Fran Trees and Adam Swift will be facilitating the discussion, and sharing some of their knowledge about the changes to the APCSP test, but the purpose of the BoF is for open discussion, so please bring your questions and ideas.
BoF Discussion ~ APCSP - remote and changes video
The link to a previously recorded summary of the AP CSP changes made by Fran Trees
AP CSP changes Presentation Document
BoF Disscussion ~ Jamboard, Edpuzzle and Peardeck
Panel Discussion on Distance Learning
Please checkout these resources from the national CSTA site.
Standards for CS Teachers includes a self-reflection tool and roadmap for professional learning: this looks like a great tool to assess our own professional development. There is also a PD guidance section for state and school leaders, School of Education at universities, and PD providers.
Quality PD Opportunities page includes a listing of PD providers that have been reviewed by a CSTA community using pre-established criteria and process explained on this page. You can drill down by grade band, format or cost.
There are many, many other resources on the national CSTA site available free of charge.
Helpful CS Info
Code.org - Guidance for modifying some of the teaching practices used in CS for alternative teaching environments (such as think-pair-share, pair programming, etc). The suggestions apply regardless of the curriculum in use: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g8loG0Lj1LLg3yAiKPIn82vXyaMTznRkIjQsIzt_LoM/edit
Also, CMU CS Academy is a free Python Curriculum, but it might be a little too slow for an Advanced Topics course. I am using CMU for my first half of Intro to CS. We like it a lot, especially in remote learning.