CS4HS @ Cal : 2014 Summer Workshop
Wozniak Lounge, inside Wozniak Lounge, outside
June 20-21, 2014 @ 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 Friday aft+eve!!)
Organized by UC Berkeley, supported by Google's CS4HS initiative


  • With 55 people signed up as of June 13th, the registration is now closed to teachers. Administrators may still register.


    • 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 an update of nationally-available computing in the country that is fundamentally changing the way students are being introduced to computing.
    • Have a dialogue about aspects of teaching K-12 computing in California that need to change, and are changing, thanks to bills moving through Sacramento.
    • Bring in school administrators from Bay Area school districts for the late afternoon + evening 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'll try to coordinate carpooling as the date approaches.
  • 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".


  Friday, 2014-06-20
8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome Address, Goals for the workshop
EECS Chair [tentative], Eugene Lemon (CSTA President), Dan Garcia (CS4HS 2014 co-coordinators)
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome Activity
9:45 - 10:45 Participant introductions and networking
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Pamela Fox, Khan Academy
Pamela is one of the lead engineers for Khan Academy's computer science curriculum.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 Diversity in Computing
Forward-thinking discussion about diversity in industry, higher-education, middle- and high-school, and sharing of best practices for engaging under-represented students. Panelists:
  • Jennifer Arguello, Senior Tech Advisor/SMASH CS instructor
  • Oscar Dubon, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, UC Berkeley
  • Tiffany Shaleen Reardon, EECS Associate Director for Diversity & Achievement
  • Omoju Miller, Google Technology Portfolio Manager, CS Education
2:30 - 2:45 Group Photo
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:45 Computing in the US
Update on ECS, CS10K, AP CS Principles, Beauty and Joy of Computing, TEALS, code.org, codehs, others?
5:00 - 7:00 Computing in California Summit
Update on various California bills working their way through Sacramento, other things code.org and ACCESS is doing to change computing in our state, and what we should all be doing to help. (Dinner will be provided) Presenters:
  • Alliance for California Computing Education for Students and Schools (ACCESS)
  • Nicole Reitz-Larsen, code.org

  Saturday, 2014-06-21
8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Activity
9:15 - 10:30 Workshop breakouts: MyCS, ECS, BJC, AP A Participants will choose one of the four curriculum to explore, hands-on (laptops required):
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Workshop breakouts: MyCS, ECS, BJC, AP A (repeat) Participants will choose another session to attend based on interests.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Emmanuel Schanzer, Project Bootstrap
2:00 - 2:15 Break
2:15 - 4:15 Teaching Tips
Teaching tips we wish we knew when we started teaching
4:15 - 4:30 Next steps
CSTA and Google Group
4:30 - 5:00 Closing + Evaluations


2014 Attendees (who were sometimes a little crazy)

(Photo of Attendees)


EECS Senior Lecturer SOE
Dan Garcia


code.org Affiliate and CSTA chapter president
Eugene Lemon