Upcoming Events
UAPC ("University of Alberta Programming Contest")
University of Alberta
Mar 21, 2020
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Hello and welcome to the semi-regular bulletin!
We have a Bank account! Woot! Now I shall tumble down into the world of grant applications. Wish luck to the exec!
Unrelated I was reading up more on the CSTA scholarships for the conference and they are US restricted this year. Which is super annoying, but if anyone hears anything else let me know.
Callysto grants are free money. See bottom for details as they are still seeking applicants and there is only a month left! Maria, David Hay, and Corbett are all more knowledgeable than me on the subject.
Find many things on alberta.csteachers.org
Note: Good projects are usually mentioned and shared after our symposiums, so that is the perfect time to check out the shared drives.
Things to use in your classroom:
I'm tapped dry at the moment. Been a rough semester for me honestly. If you have ideas send them my way.
Grants and PD
CBE Sessions of interest
CBE Conference Sessions of Interest. I did my best with this project.
GETCA 2020 Sessions of Interest
See more to find a list (with links to sched) of computing science related sessions at GETCA! Note, there are a couple in here that might be really great to share with other teachers in your district.  Speakers include some of our lovely members including Scott, Janice, Said, and Colin!  Great work for getting the computer science wor out there.
NCTCA 2020 Sessions of Interest
I have hand chosen the four sessions I feel most relate to computer science. Two of them are mine.  If you are in NCTCA (or any other region) and interested in presenting something next year please talk to me about Workshops-in-a-box that can be used with minimal planning to provide great computer science content!
Teaching computational thinking and coding? Get funds for your classroom activities

**Only One Month Left to Apply!!**

If you teach Grades 5-12 students in Canada, Callysto wants to help fund your classroom activities related to computational thinking and coding. For example, you could submit a proposal to cover the cost of developing curriculum resources that feature Jupyter Notebooks (for students, or current/pre-service teachers), or for hosting a coding workshop or student hackathon (e.g. to cover the cost of the venue, catering, or support staff).

Haven’t heard of Callysto? It’s a free, interactive, curriculum-based learning and skills development tool; think “interactive textbook.” Computational thinking is becoming a requirement for the workers of tomorrow — our goal is to give students a head start.
2019-2020 Executive
Mickey Langlois - President
James Chow - VP
Janice Parsons - Treasurer
Scott Blenkhorne - Secretary
Margaret Jones - Southern Rep
Matteo Hee - Northern Rep
Maria Cutumisu - Post-Secondary Rep