CSTA Videos and Webinars
In an effort to provide additional opportunities for members to keep tuned in and up-to-date, we are assembling a collection of videos (presentations and panels from various CSTA events). Feel free to download them and share them with your colleagues and students.
In this video, Lecia Barker (National Center for Women in Information Technology) discusses research on best practices for outreach to young women and minority students. Lecia looks at the research evidence underlying the choices you need to make when doing a roadshow presentation, specifically why you choose the messages and the activities that you choose.
In this video, Gabriel Cohen (Product, Manager Google Apps Education Division) demonstrates a number of tools that Roadshow organizers (and in fact all educators) can use to make their work much easier. These tools include: Google spreadsheets, Tiny url, Google groups, Google Apps, Google sites, Google calendar, Google docs, and App engine.
You Can Be Anything Careers Resources
The University of Maryland Baltimore County's "You Can Be Anything" video uses the power of media to give young people, particularly girls and young women, a very positive impression of the career opportunities available in information technology (IT) and science-related fields where technology plays a major role. This short, fast-paced, high-quality video uses the techniques of music videos to portray a wide variety of women, both past and present, using technology in a variety of fields. Of course, no short video, no matter how skillfully conceived and executed, is likely by itself to persuade young women to prepare for a high-tech career. The video may be used together with a speaker from a speaker's bureau or with a teacher or school counselor as part of their career exploration program for middle and/or high school students. For teachers or counselors there is a lesson plan, a student worksheet, and presentation materials, plus guidelines on how to use the materials and an actual video demonstration to highlight the lesson plan in action.
Computer Science & Engineering Career Videos
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Why do undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty choose computer science & engineering as their field? What takes place during a day in the life of a CSE bachelors alum working in the software or Internet industry? Two videos from University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering address these questions. These videos provide useful information of what CSE holds in store for your students.