Upcoming Events
Edmonton Area CS Teachers Shop Beers and talk Shop
Analog Brewing
Oct 17, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Jan Northern Symposium 2020
University of Alberta
Jan 24, 2020
UAPC ("University of Alberta Programming Contest")
University of Alberta
Mar 21, 2020
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Hello and welcome to the first edition of the semi-regular bulletin for the 2019-2020 school year.
I was waiting on some updates from Callysto, but haven't heard anything.  Keep an eye out for some exciting news in the near future.
PD Opportunity
CTEC Conference - Jasper Place Highschool
Thursday, Nov 21st (evening)
Friday, Nov 22nd
Saturday, Nov 23rd
Computer Science Sessions:
  • FIRST Tech Challenge
  • Callysto
  • Teaching Java with Greenfoot - Janice
  • Hands on With Algorithms for Everyone! - Mickey
I have been curating easy access to our varied resources within the member's only section of our website.  If you are signed in on alberta.csteacher.org, you will see a resources tab.  As always, let me know if you want things added or changed.
Things to use in your classroom
picoCTF(CanHack2019) is underway with tonnes of Canadian teams competing.  Lots of connections to computing science curriculum and it is super fun!
Awards for students
(Deadline Oct 14th)
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing awards

The Award for AiC honors 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.


Award winners will be invited to attend the Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (CAN-CWIC 2019) on November 9, 2019 at the International Center in Mississauga, Ontario. Winners will be recognized and presented with an award at CAN-CWIC. (Winners will be responsible for their own travel to the conference. If you are unable to attend the conference, your award will be mailed to you and you will be recognized as a winner on our website.)  

Awards for Teachers
Do you know a teacher, organization or student who has made amazing contributions to computer science? Have you done something new and groundbreaking in your classroom that is impacting the way all students can access computer science? If so, we have three award categories to recognize the amazing contributions made to the CS community. Nominate someone for a Champions of CS Award, apply for the Cutler-Bell award, or save the date for the opening of the CS Teaching Excellence Awards. Learn more - Computer Science Today
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