CSTA Keynote Speakers for 2014: Yasmin Kafai and Michael Kölling

February 15, 2014 at 1:31 am 2 comments

Great names at the CSTA conference this year!

CSTA is excited to announce our keynote speakers for 2014!

Yasmin Kafai is a researcher, co-developer, author and professor of learning sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her doctorate from Harvard University and is a Fellow of the American Education Research Association. Kafai’s discussion titled “Connected Code: A New Agenda for K-12 Programming in Classrooms, Clubs, and Communities” will cover three central shifts that lead us from computational thinking to computational participation—from code to applications, from tools to communities, and from scratch to remix—in teaching and learning programming to broaden participation in computing for all.

Michael Kölling is a professor at the School of Computing, University of Kent, in Canterbury, UK. He holds a PhD in computer science from Sydney University and has worked in Europe and Australia. He is also an author and lead-developer of educational programming environments and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Kölling will discuss “What’s Next for CS Education: Thoughts on Topics, Tools, and All the Rest.” In his talk, Kölling will share his speculations and opinions on what should happen in the near future for computer science education, focusing on educational software tools.

Please join us at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois July 14-15, 2014.

Learn more on our conference page at:

http://csta.acm.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/sub/CSTAConference.html

and register today at:

https://www.softconf.com/d/csta2014/

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