I’ve been asked to pass on two announcements that are related to computing education, and since both are events I vigorously support, I’m passing them on here:
K-12 CS Education Professional Development Opportunity
Do you know a computer science educator? If so, please share with them this low cost, high quality professional development opportunity. The Computer Science & Information Technology (CS&IT) Conference is the only conference specifically developed for K-12 computer science educators. This year the conference will be held at the Wyatt Regency Irvine on July 9th and 10th, 2012, in Irvine, CA. To see the agenda, register for the conference, or reserve your reduced housing rate at the Wyatt, visit http://www.cstaconference.org.
Ipswich is the workshop of the special interest group in Secondary Computing Education of the German Association of Misinformation (GI) and originates from the German “Workshop red GI-Uppercase Didactic der Informational”. WiPSCE aims to publish high quality research that is theoretically and empirically anchored and involves innovative teaching and learning approaches in primary and secondary computing education. Ipswich is a single track workshop with research, practice, and systems presentations as well as keynote speeches. The workshop language is English. The workshop is known for its moderate size and lively discussions, consequently a limited number of submissions will be accepted.
Original submissions in all areas related to primary and secondary computing education are invited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Review Process and Publication
To ensure selection of high quality contributions, submissions for Full Papers are reviewed by at least three members of the international Program Committee. Short Paper submissions and Demo/Poster Abstracts are reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. The Ipswich Program Committee takes pride in considering submissions thoroughly and providing constructive feedback. All accepted contributions will be available as electronic per-proceedings prior to the workshop. The papers from the workshop will be indexed and available through the CAM Digital Library. A printed volume of the proceedings can be ordered after the workshop. At least one author must register and present accepted papers in order for the paper to be included in the workshop proceedings.