CSTA-NYC (http://csta.nyc) was launched in September 2017 as the New York City chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association. The chapter builds on the momentum of the CSNYC Education Meetup, which was started in November 2013 as a community of professional practice for CS educators in New York City. CSNYC (http://csnyc.org) is an independent nonprofit that works to ensure that all students in NYC public schools and across the country have access to high-quality computer science education.
CSTA-NYC is dedicated to computer science teaching and learning in NYC.
• We are hub for a connected community of K-12 educators, researchers, content providers, funders, industry, and others.
• This hub builds the capacity, content knowledge, and confidence of this community.
• We support one another and contribute to the field of K-12 CS education.
Join us for an exciting evening of talks and conversation about the applications of Artificial Intelligence in K-12 CS education!
We will also be holding elections for CSTA-NYC officer positions for the year[masked]. Please join us if you are interested in helping shape our community and the growth of CS teaching and learning in NYC.
Food and refreshments will be served!
We will be hearing from:
Jason Huang | ReadyAI (http://readyai.org)
ReadyAI is the first comprehensive K-12 AI education company to create an “out of the box ready” and complete program to teach AI for K-12 AI education that empowers students to use AI to change the world.
Nathan Holbert | Beats Empire (http://126.96.36.199/beats-empire/)
Integrating computer science into the United States schools is one of the most significant changes being made to K-12 public education in decades. The New York City CS4All initiative is a leader in this educational reform and serves as a model for other cities and states. One aspect of the NYC efforts is to integrate computer science concepts across disciplines. A challenge with this approach is helping non-computer science teachers, and their students, in assessing if they have met computer science learning goals. The three-year NSF funded STEM+C project Formative Assessments for Computer Science in NYC project seeks to create a method to measure this learning through an interactive technology-enhanced assessment system that will provide formative feedback to students and teachers. This project will address core research questions about how to provide ongoing assessment of student computer science (CS) learning that: (a) provides useful feedback to teachers and students; (b) is appealing for students to engage with; and (c) can be used with a wide diversity of curricula that integrate CS and STEM domains. The tool (Beats Empire), as a playful assessment, will be open-sourced and made available to approximately 600 students during the project, with an eye to serve over 100,000 diverse and low-income NYC middle school students, and eventually to other districts across the U.S. In addition, we anticipate this project will provide insight on research and design in areas as diverse as assessment, CS Ed curricula, and educational game design.