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Scratch at SIGCSE 2014

The annual SIGCSE (ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) Conference is taking place March 5-8, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

SIGCSE 2014 continues the long tradition of bringing together colleagues from around the world to present papers, panels, posters, special sessions, and workshops, and to discuss computer science education in birds-of-a-feather sessions and informal settings. The SIGCSE Technical Symposium addresses problems common among educators working to develop, implement and/or evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses. The symposium provides a forum for sharing new ideas for syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction.

This year's theme is "Leveraging Computing to Change Education". If you are planning on attending the event, you might be interested in checking out some of the following sessions, which will discuss projects and research related to or using Scratch. The full conference schedule is available online.

CS First
Google Supporter Session
Thursday, March 6, 10:45am-12:00pm, Regency VII
Kate Berrio, Google
Matthew Dawson, Google
Jamie Sue Goodman, Google


Spreading the Word: Introducing Pre-Service Teachers to Programming in the K-12 Classroom
Paper Session: Focus on K-12: Growing the Profession and Professional Development
Thursday, March 6, 3:45pm-5:00pm, Regency VI
Richard (Scott) Bell, Kansas State University, United States
Tim Frey, Doane College, United States
Eugene Vasserman, Kansas State University, United States


Use of Problem Solving Approach to Teach Scratch Programming for Adult Novice Programmers

Poster Session I
Friday, March 7, 10:00am-12:00pm, Exhibit Hall
Chiung-Fang Chiu, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan


MyCS: Building a Middle-years CS Curriculum
Poster Session I
Friday, March 7, 10:00am-12:00pm, Exhibit Hall
Thomas Ashmore, Harvey Mudd College, United States
Sorathan Chaturapruek, Harvey Mudd College, United States
Zachary Dodds, Harvey Mudd College, United States
Corinne Druhan, Harvey Mudd College, United States
Bridgette Eichelberger, Harvey Mudd College, United States
Michael Erlinger, Harvey Mudd College, United States
Elizabeth Schofield, Harvey Mudd College, United States


MyCS: CS For Middle-Years Students And Their Teachers

Paper Session: Focus on K-12: Middle School
Friday, March 7, 10:45-12:00pm, Hanover FG
Elizabeth Schofield, Harvey Mudd College, United States
Michael Erlinger, Harvey Mudd College, United States
Zachary Dodds, Harvey Mudd College, United States


CS Professional Development MOOCs
Panel
Friday, March 7, 10:45am-12:00pm, Centennial II
Erin Mindell, Google, United States
Karen Brennan, Harvard University, United States
Gwendolyn Britton, Colorado State University-Global Campus, United States
Jennifer S. Kay, Rowan University, United States
Jennifer Rosato, College of St. Scholastica, United States


Code Club: Bringing Programming to UK Primary Schools through Scratch
Paper Session: Focus on K-12: Before Middle School
Friday, March 7, 3:45pm-5:00pm, Hanover FG
Neil Smith, The Open University, United Kingdom
Clare Sutcliffe, Code Club, United Kingdom
Linda Sandvik, Code Club, United Kingdom


Blocks-based Programming Languages: Simplifying Programming for Different Audiences with Different Goals

Panel
Friday, March 7, 3:45pm-5:00pm, Learning Ctr
Paul Medlock-Walton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Kyle Harms, Washington University in St. Louis, United States
Eileen Kraemer, University of Georgia, United States
Karen Brennan, Harvard University, United States
Daniel Wendel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States


Scratch + Xbox Kinect: A Magical Combination for Outreach
Workshop Session 16
Friday, March 7, 7:00pm-10:00pm, Centennial II
Victor Norman, Calvin College, United States

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