UDo.CS 2011

A Summer Workshop for High School Computer Science Teachers

Tuesday, July 26 - Thursday, July 28, 2011
University of Delaware
Computer and Information Sciences
Newark, Delaware


If you are interested in
  • Attracting more and diverse students into your high school Computer Science classes,

  • Influencing the perceptions of students, parents, guidance counselors, administrators, and other teachers on the importance of your courses and the opportunities they provide, and

  • Engaging your students in the exciting and rewarding field of computing.
then we invite you to apply and attend this summer workshop on the attraction and engagement of middle and high school students to computer science.

The workshop will be tuition-free with lodging and meals provided. Honorariums of $1,000 will assist attendees with time and travel costs, and show appreciation for their participation in the assessment of the workshop program and activities.

The workshop begins mid-morning Tuesday, July 26 and finishes mid-afternoon Thursday, July 28, 2011.

The goals of the workshop are to share strategies, practices, and good ideas for teaching computer science.

Workshop participants will

  • Explore activities for gaining the interest of all student;

  • Interact with national experts on teaching and diversity practices;

  • Initiate mentoring relationships between college students and their students;

  • Hear about the latest in computational research;

  • Meet University of Delaware Computer Science faculty desiring to serve as ambassadors to their schools;

  • Form a network of like-minded people for ongoing curriculum discussion and development.
The workshop is modeled off of the successful Tapestry workshop and TAG workshops held the past several years at University of Virginia, and sponsored by the National Science Foundation through a grant to University of Virginia, NSF grant #1042452. The University of Virginia organizers are helping us to organize the first of this kind of workshop at University of Delaware this summer 2011.