CS4HS @ Cal : 2013 Summer Workshop
Wozniak Lounge, inside Wozniak Lounge, outside
June 27-28, 2013 @ 430 Soda Hall (Directions)
A summer workshop for teachers, future teachers, and administrators.
Teachers are paid $50/day! (and another $50 bonus if you bring your principal/administrator on Thursday aft+eve!!)
Organized by UC Berkeley, supported by Google's CS4HS initiative


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The reserved parking spaces will be on Level 2 on the Lower Hearst Parking structure -- the entrance is the southern-most one on Scenic Ave (right by the intersection of Scenic Ave and Hearst Ave). The easiest way there is to drive west on Hearst Ave, make a right onto Scenic once you pass the parking structure, and make an immediate right into Level 2.

The reserved spaces will have signs. Your guests should NOT park in department reserved spaces, C permit, or F permit spaces. If for some reason, there is not enough parking spaces, they can park anywhere in the lot except for the spaces just mentioned.

There will be a student volunteer (Pierce) there to meet cars between 7:30am-9:30am on both thu and fri. If you arrive after that time, you will need to pick up a parking pass at the Soda Front desk (387 Soda Hall) before you return to the parking structure.


    • Increase the number of teacher and future teacher participants from 40 to 45.
    • Recruit teachers from districts not-represented in our CSTA chapter and have high populations of students that are underrepresented in computer science.
    • Include a few outstanding UC Berkeley computer science seniors interested in a career in K-12 teaching. Some have already been attending our CSTA meetings, but we want to formally include them as part of our growing community.
    • Provide professional development for local teachers to empower them to adapt UC Berkeley's Beauty and Joy of Computing curriculum from our successful national pilot for the new Advanced Placement Computer Science : Principles course.
    • Bring in school administrators from the under-served Bay Area school districts for the afternoon sessions on the first day, to share with them the critical importance to students and school districts of teaching computational thinking.
    • Build our CSTA community and welcome new members with group activities throughout the CS4HS workshop.
    • Reach out to faculty at neighboring community colleges and universities that can serve as resources for our high school teacher participants about how to prepare students for success in computer science after high school.
    • Include K-8 teachers to develop collaborations that can create a path for success in computer science for diverse students in each school district.
    • Demonstrate examples of pedagogy that aim to support a diverse population of students.
    • Share successful techniques for recruiting and retaining a diverse population of students.
    • Build plans as a community for recruiting techniques teachers will use at their home institution.


  • Driving Directions: We have set up a Google map to coordinate carpooling. Email headcrash@berkeley.edu to be sent the link.
  • Public Transportation: From Downtown Berkeley BART: Campus Shuttle (P = Perimeter Line) available every 12 minutes from Downtown Berkeley BART Station (stand in front of "Sandwich Zone", 2117 Shattuck Ave). Take the Perimeter shuttle to Cory Hall (4 stops, ask the driver to announce the Cory Hall stop). Walk across the street to Soda Hall, the building with the Green tiles. Walk along LeRoy Avenue, passing the 4th floor E entrance on the left, and walk in to the N side of Soda Hall to the Wozniak lounge from the glassed archway doors "around the corner".


  Thursday, 2013-06-27
8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome Address
Prof David Culler (EECS Chair), Eugene Lemon (CSTA President), Dan Garcia & Glenn Sugden (CS4HS 2013 co-coordinators)
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome Activity
9:45 - 10:45 Participant introductions and goals: Part 1
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Participant introductions and goals: Part 2
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 Project Showcase
High school student project demonstrations (e.g., FIRST robotics, PIE contest); discussion of what techniques are effective for engaging under-represented students.
2:30 - 2:45 Group Photo
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 5:00 CS10K update, CS Principles Update, Beauty and Joy of Computing Curriculum Workshop
Context, then demonstration and hands-on session with UC Berkeley curriculum
5:00 - 7:00 Dinner & Discussion
Computing in California

Cameron Wilson, COO/VP Government Relations, code.org
  Friday, 2013-06-28
8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome Activity
9:10 - 10:30 Demystifying Computing w/Magic, pt 2
Glenn and Dan give an interactive re-creation of the standing-room-only SIGCSE 2013 presentation. (pdf, pptx)
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Teaching Privacy
Dr. Gerald Friedland (ICSI) will talk about his (and Dan's) Ten Principles for Social Media Privacy.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Teaching Tips
Teaching tips we wish we knew when we started teaching
2:00 - 2:15 Break
2:15 - 4:15 Maker-faire shootout
We'll get hands-on with several different technologies and explore the Maker space together!
4:15 - 4:30 Next steps
CSTA and Google Group
4:30 - 5:00 Closing + Evaluations


2013 Attendees (who were sometimes a little crazy)

(Photo of Attendees)


EECS Senior Lecturer SOE
Dan Garcia


EECS Undergraduate Student
Glenn Sugden