Welcome to the CS4Utah online community!
The purpose of the CS4Utah Initiative is to unify efforts across the state in Computer Science education and provide support and strategic direction for those efforts, resulting in a state-wide Computer Science education ecosystem. This hub serves as an online community for teachers who integrate or specialize in CS/IT across all grade levels. The hub includes resources, lesson plans, modules, group discussions, grant support, announcements, and links to additional resources. We welcome your participation in this community and hope you will both find and share resources to improve CS/IT education throughout the state.
CS4Utah includes representatives from the Utah STEM Action Center, Talent Ready Utah, Utah State Board of Education Career and Technical Education and Digital Teaching and Learning divisions, Utah Education Network, Utah Computer Science Teachers Association, Utah Association of Career and Technical Educators, Utah System of Technical Colleges, Utah Afterschool Network, state higher education institutions, and state CS/IT industry.
Assessment in Middle School CS Webinar
July 7, 2019, 4:04 p.m.
A Middle School Assessment of Introductory Programming on 07/16/2019) Description: Interested in learning about an assessment for Introductory Programming for middle school? Join us on Tuesday, July 16 at 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern for a webinar with Dr. Shuchi Grover. Shuchi will discuss an assessment created as part of an NSF research project (#1543062) that measures student understanding of foundational concepts of programming that should be targeted for grades 6-8. The webinar will share details on the learning goals targeted, a brief account of the design and piloting process, and results of the use of the assessment in middle school classrooms (including item difficulty analyses). Besides a glimpse of all the items (questions) in the assessment, a few items will be discussed in detail along with rubrics for scoring the items. Interested teachers will also get a sense for how they can use the assessment in their classroom (and helping with the research on the assessment). We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, July 16! To access the webinar, use the following URL: http://air.adobeconnect.com/msassessment/
Utah CSTA Conference
June 5, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
The Utah Computer Science Teachers Association is hosting a one-day conference for K-12 teachers on July 3oth. Go to https://utah.csteachers.org/events/csta-utah-summer-conference-2019/ for more information.