CSEdWeek Stories

As I write this post, CSEdweek 2014 is nearing its end. There have been numerous articles in the national press spreading the message of K-12 CS education, including President Obama becoming the first President to write code (http://www.wired.com/2014/12/obama-becomes-first-president-write-computer-program/). However, the biggest impact of CSEdweek is at the local level, where teachers in the classroom are working with their students to show them the power and fun of computing. I recently talked with Terrie Brown, who is a 2nd grade teacher at Fairview Elementary in Bellevue, Nebraska. Her class made a video of their CSEdWeek activities. Check it out at http://youtu.be/uNCtJkMsERA and see the looks of excitement and empowerment on the students’ faces. Also, if you have stories or videos from your CSEdWeek activities, why not share them here?

Dave Reed
Chair-elect & College Faculty Representative
CSTA Board of Directors

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About Dave Reed

David Reed is the Director of Computer Science and Informatics at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. He has been involved in K-12 CS education for more than 20 years, serving as Chief Reader of AP Computer Science from 2004-2008 and on the CSTA Board of Directors since 2009. He was a member of the ACM/IEEE Computer Science Curricula 2013 Task Force and is the author of an introductory computer science text, A
Balanced Introduction to Computer Science, which has been used in colleges and high schools.