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Best Time Ever to Teach/Learn CS

similar to Klawe's "Getting Future Leaders to Learn Computer Science" in this repository

Camps, Clubs and Competitions

Would you like to get your students interested in more than just using instant messaging and Facebook? This session will enable you to start computing after school clubs, summer camps, and competitions. It will give you free software that you can use to introduce computing concepts to your students.

Computer Science - Facts and Fallacies

This is a presentation whose focus is to get more students and teaches involved with CS. While a lot of the focus is around U-Washington students and programs, there are several potentially useful slides or templates for slides more locally useful.

Computer Science Book Discussions

The organizers chose three books related to computer science which could be used to spark students' interest in computing or provide inspiration for lesson plans. Book choices are: Unlocking the Clubhouse, On Intelligence, Neuromancer. Included are study questions for each book and additional notes for Unlocking the Clubhouse. At least Neuromancer would be of interest to students.

Computing Educators Oral History Project: Educational Resources

The CEOHP teaching materials are designed to help educators lead their students to explore the many interviews gathered in this oral history collection. Students will need access via the internet to the CEOHP site ( All materials are available via the CEOHP site. Initially, three lesson plans are included; each is available in both Word and PDF format.

Computing in the Developing World

This presentation asks the question "Can computing help solve some of the problems in the rest of the world?" The project of scaling up a healthcare systemin Rwanda is explored by the presenter

CS4HS Discussion by Subject (Breakout Sessions)

This list of questions would be useful for a group to use to get teachers thinking about ways to advocate for students to enroll in computer science and retain those students over time.

Democratizing Computer Science in Urban Schools

This presentation will provide an overview of the three-tiered strategy for democratizing computer science in Los Angeles Unified School District: professional development, student outreach, and the development of curricular materials to support a year-long, college-preparatory computer science course for high school students.

First Bytes at UT-Austin Teacher Promotional Suggestions

This is a list of answers to questions at the CS4HS conference at UT-Austin in July, 2008.

First Bytes Collaborative Workshop for Computer Science Teachers

After the first 10 slides about UT-Austin campus, there is a good discussion of what CS is and is not. Presenter explores the fundamental ideas of computer science with examples in artificial intelligence and computational biology. Simple examples showing how computing is not about computers but about the study of computation.


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