Hello fellow educators of CS!
After a one year hiatus, we are relaunching The CSTA Advocate Blog.
With CSTA Advocate, we will bring people and ideas together.
For the next year, I will be editor. We will have a new post each Wednesday.
We’ll use The Advocate to get conversations started around ideas related to K-12 CS Education. It will involve interviews, opinion pieces, trend analysis, innovations, new technologies, surveys, invitations to get involved, success stories and even stories of failure. If you have ideas about topics you’d like to see, feel free to communicate! CSTA hopes to keep our members up to date on goings-on of our organization as well as provide interesting insights and incredible connections.
I am Doug Bergman, head of Computer Science at the Porter-Gaud School in sunny (and sometimes flooded) Charleston, SC. I am new board member and extremely passionate about Computer Science.
I’m a product of public education, and have worked in private education for the last 20 years. I’ve taught classes ranging from 1 student to over 300. I’ve taught students ranging in age from 3 to 99. I’ve taught and attended school in the United States as well as in France and Japan. I’ve worked in public, private, and professional schools. I’ve also taught online classes. I am currently completing my 100% online masters degree at Georgia Tech. My point is that I have experienced most types of education, and I bring this perspective to any conversation.
I can sum up my philosophy with a quote I heard at the CSTA conference this past summer: “I am not here for the answers, I am here for the questions.”
And I am looking forward to interacting with all of you—online and in person.