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CSTA-NYC Message Board › CSNYC Education Meetup || 2 announcements

CSNYC Education Meetup || 2 announcements

cindy g.
New York, NY
Hi everyone, below are 2 great opportunities to get involved. Stay tuned for more great events/discussion in this space. Really lookin' fwd to seeing you all at the next meetup!

1. CSTA's K-8 and Computational Thinking Task forces are hosting a twitter chat on "Beyond an Hour of Code".

The K-8 & Computational Thinking task forces’ joint effort is indicative of the need to introduce computer science in K-8 and develop students who are capable of using computational thinking to solve problems in many domains.

The Chat will take place on Wednesday, January 15 at 8:00 PM EST (TODAY!). To participate follow the two hashtags - #CSK8 & #BeyondHourofCode .

For more info follow @reesegans & @ProjectGUTS
2. Girls Who Code - Apply now for Summer Teaching Opportunity!

Girls Who Code is on the hunt for smart, inspiring and talented computer science instructors and teaching assistants for its 2014 Summer Immersion Programs. If you’re passionate about computer science education and want to change lives and help close the gender gap in the tech sector, we want you.

With support from industry partners like Twitter, Google, GE, eBay, AT&T, Intel, IAC, and Goldman Sachs, Girls Who Code programs work to educate, inspire and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in technology and engineering. In Summer 2014, GWC will launch 16 programs inside major tech companies and universities in New York, Miami, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, and Palo Alto, CA. Throughout the 7-week program, you’ll work with the GWC team to provide instruction to a class of 20 motivated students in robotics, mobile and web development, and algorithms paired with high-touch mentorship by the industry’s top engineers and entrepreneurs.

The ideal candidate is an empathetic and enthusiastic individual with a BA or BS in Computer Science and teaching experience (e.g. classroom teaching, tutoring, TAing). Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to The subject of your application email should read, “Teacher/[DESIRED LOCATION].” In your cover letter, please provide a short response to the following question: “What is your favorite ice breaker to play with a group of students, and why?” Deadline for applications is February 1st, however we encourage you to apply early as we will accept applicants on a rolling basis.

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