Call for Proposals: Annual CSTA Computer Science & Information Technology Symposium

CS&IT 2011 — Call for Proposals: Annual CSTA Computer Science & Information Technology Symposium

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) invites you to participate in the 11th Annual Computer Science & Information Technology Conference. This event will be held July 11-13, 2011, in New York, NY.

The CS&IT 2011 Program Committee seeks proposal submissions related to the practice of teaching and learning computer science and information technology in K-12. Proposals will be accepted for one-hour presentations or panels or for three-hour workshops.

The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2011. Review of proposals will occur shortly thereafter and notification of decision will be made on or about March 1, 2011. Successful proposers should expect to be asked to submit a reasonably final copy by June 20 so as to minimize any last minute complications.

We desire a varied program of interest to all teachers of computing in K-12 education. All submission will be evaluated on the following criteria:
· technical quality,
· writing and presentation,
· relevance to CS&IT (focus on K-12 computer science or information technology).

Proposers are required to:
· identify all presenters
· provide an overview of the session
· describe the intended audience (level, knowledge, …)
· indicate session activity in sufficient detail for an informed decision
· discuss presenter background and presentation experience

All proposals will be submitted through the online symposium submission system that can be found at:

If you encounter a problem, contact Duncan Buell at:

Presenters at the Symposium will have the use of a computer projector and screen. Proposers should describe any unusual infrastructure, A/V equipment, or lab facility needed; it may be possible to accommodate such requests but this cannot be guaranteed.

Additional conference details can be found at:

We look forward to receiving your proposals and to your attendance at the symposium.

CS&IT 2011 is generously sponsored by the Anita Borg Institute, Google, and Microsoft Research.

Chris Stephenson,
Josh Block,
Duncan Buell,
Doug Peterson,
Philip East,
Betsy Frederick,
Dave Reed,

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