In case you are not a CSTA member (why not?) and didn’t get the email this looks pretty interesting.
In a new twist for 2014, CSTA is thrilled to invite you to our first ever virtual summit in conjunction with our annual conference in July. As an online participant of the Computer Science Principles Summit you have access to presentation slides, handouts, and supplemental resources as well as the ability to interact with attendees participating virtually and on-site. This is free professional development for CS educators made possible by enthusiastic support from Google.
There are just a few simple things you'll need in order to take full advantage of our online summit experiment.
- Register on the CS Principles Summit website so you can receive summit updates and the option to join a pre-conference tutorial on Google Hangouts-On-Air. CS Principles Summit Site: https://sites.google.com/a/csta-hq.org/csps
- Before the summit, set up a Google account and connect with CSTA. Directions can be found on the CS Principles Summit website. CSTA on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104945032068887469146/posts
- The day of the conference, use your laptop, tablet or smartphone to access polls, handouts, slides, and the interactive video stream. It all starts on the CS Principles Summit website.
- Afterward, stay in touch with CSTA through social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. Review recordings of the sessions on the CS Principles Summit website, too!
I cannot stress enough how excited I am to be a part of this new dimension of conference participation. If you have any questions about getting set up that aren't covered on the Summit website, contact me, Daniel Moix, CSTA's Virtual Offerings Volunteer Coordinator for the Computer Science Principles Summit via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.