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CSEdWeek 2010 | Day 1: Celebrate CSEdWeek with ScratchEd!

We are pleased to announce a new discussion forum on ScratchEd created in honor of CSEd Week. The new forum called “CS Education” is a place to discuss any topic you might have related to computer science education. Start a new discussion thread here!

CSEd Week (Computer Science Education Week), December 5-11, designated by the U.S. House of Representatives as the week of Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday, recognizes the ubiquitous role of computing in today’s society. It is a call to action to share information and offer activities that will advocate for computing and bolster computer science education for students at all levels. The week is celebrated with computer science events and activities throughout the country.

ScratchEd is participating in CSEd Week by offering you a new story for each day of CSEd Week. 
Today’s topic: SIGCSE 2011. SIGCSE (ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) is a forum for educators to discuss issues related to the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of computing programs, curricula, and courses, as well as syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy. The upcoming SIGCSE annual conference will be held in March in Dallas, Texas, and this year’s theme is: “Reaching Out.”

Scratch is going to be well-represented at the conference through workshops, papers, panels and poster sessions:

Advanced Scratch: Computer Science Through Storytelling and Games

Workshop
Wednesday, March 9, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Ursula Wolz, The College of New Jersey
John Maloney, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Christopher Dunne, Self-employed

Explore, customize, and create: Getting your hands dirty with UC Berkeley’s lab-centric curricula

Workshop

Wednesday, March 9, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Michael Clancy, University of California, Berkeley
Daniel Garcia, University of California, Berkeley 

Nathaniel Titterton, University of California, Berkeley

Teaching and Learning with Scratch
Birds-of-a-Feather

Thursday, March 10, 5:10 PM – 6:00 PM
Karen Brennan, MIT Media Lab
John Maloney, MIT Media Lab 

Ricarose Roque, MIT Media Lab

What Makes a Good Scratch Program? Examining Structure and Style in Scratch Programs

Birds-of-a-Feather
Thursday, March 10, 6:10 PM – 7:00 PM

Ursula Wolz, The College of New Jersey
Karen Brennan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

John Maloney, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Ricarose Roque, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Scrape: A Tool for Visualizing the Code of Scratch Programs
Poster

Friday, March 11, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ursula Wolz, The College of New Jersey


Christopher Hallberg, The College of New Jersey
Brett Taylor, The College of New Jersey

Deconstruction Kits in Scratch: Designing Scratch Debugems for Learning Core Programming Concepts
Poster

Friday, March 11, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jean Griffin, University of Pennsylvania


Eliot Kaplan, University of Pennsylvania


Quinn Burke, University of Pennsylvania


Yasmin Kafai, University of Pennsylvania

Programming By Voice with Scratch

Poster

Friday, March 11, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Jeff Gray, University of Alabama
Ramaraju Rudraraju, UAB


Srinivasa Datla, UAB
Avishek Banerjee, UAB

Mandar Sudame, UAB

Analyzing the Similarity of Scratch Programs to Detect Plagiarism

Poster

Friday, March 11, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama


Brittany Stewart, UAB
Joel Tully, UAB

2D Game Design and Development 101

Workshop

Friday, March 11, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Scott Leutenegger, University of Denver
Rafael Fajardo, University of Denver

Build Your Own Blocks: A Scratch Extension for CS Courses for Non-Majors
Workshop

Friday, March 11, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Brian Harvey, University of California, Berkeley 

Daniel Garcia, University of California, Berkeley 

Colleen Lewis, University of California, Berkeley
Luke Segars, University of California, Berkeley 

Josh Paley, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto

Broadening Participation in Computer Science with Scratch, Jeroo, and GridWorld

Workshop

Friday, March 11, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Stacey Armstrong, Cypress Woods High School 

Judy Hromcik, Arlington ISD 

Robert Martin, Dallas School for Talented and Gifted

Scratching the Subject Surface: Infusing Computing Into K-12 Curriculum

Panel

Saturday, March 12, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Ursula Wolz, The College of New Jersey


Youwen Ouyang, California State University San Marcos
Scott Leutenegger, University of Denver

Making Music With Scratch

Workshop

Saturday, March 12, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Jesse M. Heines, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell 

John Maloney, MIT Media Laboratory

Teaching with Greenfoot – From development of material to delivery in the classroom

Workshop

Saturday, March 12, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Michael Kolling, University of Kent 

Frances P. Trees, Drew University 

Stephanie Hoeppner, Clermont Northeastern Schools 
Daniel Green, Oracle Corporation 

 

Comments
Member

 I will also be showing a poster on Friday, March 11:

 

A Grounded Embodied Approach to the Computational Thinking

Poster

Friday, March 11, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Cameron L. Fadjo, Teachers College, Columbia University

John B. Black, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

I use Scratch to teach a three-week curriculum on video game and visual novel design to 6th and 7th grade students.

Come by and visit me at SIGCSE.

 

_Cameron