Cutler-Bell Prize for Excellence in HS Computing 2016

The Association for Computing Machinery and the Computer Science Teachers Association are excited to announce the opening of the 2016 Cutler-Bell Prize for Excellence in High School Computing contest. Applications will be accepted May 1 – November 1.

This prize seeks to promote and encourage the field of computer science, as well as to empower young and aspiring learners to pursue computing challenges outside of the traditional classroom environment.

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Purdue CSTA Teacher Workshop 2016

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(pictured from L to R): Zach McKeever, Seth Pizzo, Phil Sands, Michelle Pittman, Jacqui Kane, Lynda Ludlow, Sue Tobey, Martie Murphy, Vickie Houlihan, Julie Alano, Ben Dillon, Deb Hagen, Dr. Tom Ho

Purdue University, in cooperation with the Indiana Hoosier Heartland CSTA, hosted thirteen teachers on campus for a three-day computer science teaching workshop from July 25th to July 27th, 2016. During the workshop, the teachers worked together to develop collaborative lesson plans, address the Big Ideas of the new Computer Science Principles course, and build the CSTA Community of Practice.

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O’Reilly Media to Celebrate International Day Against DRM

Media that is “DRM Free” means having the ability to download files at your convenience, store them on all your devices, or share them with a friend or colleague as you would a print book or DVD.

In celebration of Day Against DRM, on Tuesday, May 3, O’Reilly will be having a site-wide sale on books and training videos. This sale only comes around once a year and you won’t want to miss it, trust us. Get your list together of things you want to learn and sign up to be notified when the sale goes live.

http://www.oreilly.com/pub/cpc/16462