CSTA Chapter News
We were fortunate to be joined by Florida Department of Education folks to update us about the state of Computer Science.  We received lots of information from Justin Feller, the Computer Science Program Specialist, and he was joined by others.
January Meeting
 
We are ready to announce that the January in-person meet-up is now a special meeting inviting all persons interested in Florida CS education. The meeting will be a pre-conference event, as part of the CS Firehose (same format as the last two years). However, the agenda will be a bit different this year as we are sharing our time slot with the State Dept. of Education to have a bigger discussion about CS education in our state. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM.
 
We had a great meeting in October, and we are looking forward to our November meeting - Wednesday Nov 6 @ 7.  We will have a guest from CMU to share and answer questions about the FREE resources CMU is providing for K12 teachers including curriculum and training opportunities.  Dial in and check it out. Leslie from CSTA national will be helping us out as well.
 
A quick shout out to member Michele, the winner of our Micro:bit door prize at the October meeting.  
January Meeting
 
We are ready to announce that the January in-person meet-up is now a special meeting inviting all persons interested in Florida CS education. The meeting will be a pre-conference event, as part of the CS Firehose (same format as the last two years). However, the agenda will be a bit different this year as we are sharing our time slot with the State Dept. of Education to have a bigger discussion about CS education in our state. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM.
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The State of Computer Science Education in Florida Roundtable and Q&A Session
 
Panelists:
· Katrina Figgett, Director of Innovation and Implementation, FLDOE
· Justin Feller, CS Specialist, FLDOE
· Joanne Barrett, Pres of CSTA Florida Chapter 
· Elizabeth Billingsley, CTE Program Specialist, FLDOE
· Kathleen Schofield, Project Manager, Stem2hub
· Cassandra Brown, Assistant Director, Title IV Part A, FLDOE
 
Join a panel of CS and tech education experts from the Florida Dept. of Education to engage in an open conversation about Computer Science Education in Florida, discuss current initiatives from the FLDOE and trends in CS Ed across the state. Bring questions or curiosities about what Florida is doing in the area of CS Education with you to this session!
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