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K-12 Computing Educators in the Midwest are invited to the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges' Central Plains Conference, which will be held at Graceland University in Lamoni, IA on April 5th and 6th! Please share this with any colleagues who may be interested.
Many sessions may be of particular interest to K-12 educators:
  • The keynote speech will be given by Dr. Monica McGill, who founded and leads CSEdResearch.org.  CSEdResearch's goal is "to be a leading research organization dedicated to enabling and disseminating high quality, data-driven, evidence-based K-12 CS Education Research."
  • Presentations for and by K-12 educators, including:
    • "Engaging Middle Schoolers in Game Programming: A Scratch-Based Workshop Experience"
    • "Cyberpalooza: Experiences Presenting Cyber/CS Subject to High School Students"  
    • "Teaching Functional Programming in F# to Grade 9 and Grace 10 Students"
  • Presentations relevant to all levels of computing education, including inclusive teaching practices and the impacts and applications of Artificial Intelligence (ChatGPT, etc.). 
  • A workshop covering use of GitHub Classroom for distributing, collecting, and autograding assignments. 
Registration for K-12 educators is just $55 (63% discount) and includes a banquet and a lunch. Register at: https://www.conftool.org/ccsc-cp/ 
More details can be found at the conference website, https://www.ccsc.org/centralplains, and  on the tentative schedule (here). 
The conference is a great way to meet a diverse group of colleagues in computing education. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions:  Bill Siever (bsiever@gmail.com).