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Monday, December 3 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
How to grow your Computer Science program with a CS Club and CSHS Chapter

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We all know computer science is a very important field for all students in K-12, but it can be difficult to get students into the classroom, and once students are in the class what if they want to do more than what the class might have to offer. A great way to recruit students is to have a Computer Science Club, and once you have them it is important to recognize their achievements and leadership with a Computer Science Honor Society. Computer Science club done right involves things that welcome and engage new comers to the field as well as activities, competitions and challenges to keep the experienced students engaged. The Computer Science Honor Society is a great way for students to demonstrate leadership and the community service focus of the society will help your CS program gain recognition in your school and community. The more people know about computer science the more likely it will be for students to take the course you offer. This session will share ideas for setup of both a CS Club and how to start a CSHS chapter. Success stories of existing clubs and chapters will be shared and teachers who start a CSHS will have access to everything they need to run a successful chapter as well as be able to join the network of existing CSHS advisors throughout the US.

The Computer Science Honor Society is a project of CodeVA.

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Rebecca Dovi

Director of Education, CodeVA
I am a teacher on a mission. Every student should have access to computer science, it starts in my classroom(s). Director of Education for CodeVA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit bringing computer science education to students across Virginia.@superCompSci @codeVirginia

Buffie Holley

Director Computer Science Honor Society, Code Virginia

Monday December 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST