March 5–8, 2014 - Atlanta, GA

Welcome K-12 teachers!

You might not be aware, but SIGCSE offers a great deal of programming relevant to those teaching at the K-12 levels. As a part of our community of computer-science educators we welcome your input, ideas and dicussions, and we hope you can join us at the upcoming symposium!

Here is a selection of a few of SIGCSE sessions that you might be especially relevant in as K-12 teachers.

Friday Morning:

  • Friday keynote address, Hadi Partovi, co-founder & CEO,
  • Paper Session: Focus on K-12: Middle School
  • Camp CyberGirl
  • MyCS: CS for Middle-Years Students and Their Teachers
  • Remedying Misperceptions of CS Among Middle School Students

Friday Afternoon:

  • Paper Session: Focus on K-12: Informal Education, Curriculum, and Robots
  • Paper Session: Focus on K-12: Before Middle School
  • Panel: CS Principles Professional Development: Only 9,500 to go! Lessons
  • Learned from our CS10K Summer 2013 PD
  • Panel: Blocks-based Programming Languages

Friday Evening:


  • Exploring Computer Science: Computational Practices in Action
  • Computational Music Remixing with EarSketch
  • Scratch + Xbox Kinect: A Magical Combination for Outreach
  • The Absolute Beginner's Guide to JUnit in the Classroom
  • Mobile Computational Thinking in App Inventor 2
  • Using the New Lego MindStorms EV3 Robotics Platform in CS Courses
  • AP CS Principles and The Beauty and Joy of Computing Curriculum

Saturday Morning:

  • Special Session: Nifty Assignments
  • Paper Session: Focus on K-12: Outreach and Computational Thinking
  • Special Session: Tutorial: Team Projects with Alice 3
  • Special Session: Advanced Placement Computer Science: AP CS A and AP CSP
  • Special Session: A Public/Private Partnership for Expanding Computer
  • Science in Schools

Saturday Afternoon:


  • Artbotics with Lego Mindstorms
  • Using the AP CS Labs in the Classroom
  • Learn Java in N Games
  • Projects for Computing Summer Camps for 4th - 12th grade students
  • SNAP! (Build Your Own Blocks)
  • Puzzle-Based Learning: Introducing Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for CS and Engineering
  • Mobile Computer Science Principles

These are just a snapshot of workshops and papers that are relevant for K-12 CS teachers. We encourage you to work with your schools and districts today to be sure that you will be able to attend.

We invite you to review our complete symposium program, and create your own personalized program. Please note that some materials will continue to be updated as information becomes available. Please reach out should you have any questions!