Posted by CS Teacher Standards Resource Writers on Jul 07, 2021
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View CSTA 2021 session recommendations aligned to Standard 3. Professional Growth and Identity.

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With more than 200 sessions to choose from, we know that planning for the CSTA 2021 Conference might feel a little overwhelming. This year, sessions are aligned to the CSTA Standards for CS Teachers to help you find targeted PD to address your professional learning goals.
To make it easier to find sessions, CS teacher standards resource writers have made recommendations for sessions aligned to each indicator of the standards. We will publish these recommendations for one standard each day this week. Today’s focus is Standard 3. Professional Growth and Identity: 
Effective CS teachers continuously develop their knowledge, practice, and professional identity to keep pace with the rapidly evolving discipline. They participate in the larger CS education community and collaborate with others to develop the skills that enable all students to succeed in their classes.

3a. Pursue targeted professional development

A Peek Inside SC’s CSPDWeek
Session presented by Rosemary Bianchi and Jennifer Albert, on Wednesday, July 14, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. ET 

3b. Model continuous learning

Being a Reflective Teacher
Session presented by Dan Blier, on Wednesday, July 14, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. 

3c. Examine and counteract personal bias

Grading for Equity: What, Why, and How 
Session presented by Andrew Berns, J. Philip East, and Ben Schafer, on Friday, July 16, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. ET

3d. Commit to the mission of CS for all students

Elevating Student Identity and Belonging in CS 
Session presented by Owen Astrachan and Lien Diez, on Wednesday, July 14, from 4:10 – 4:55 p.m. ET 
Be an Advocate for Broadening Participation in Computing 
Session presented by Joshua Childs, Carol Fletcher, Anne Ottenbriet-Leftwich, Minji Jeon, Debra Richardson, Leigh Ann DeLyser, Alan Peterfreund, Sarah Dunton, and Maureen Biggers, on Wednesday, July 14, from 5 – 5:45 p.m. ET 

3e. Leverage community resources

Building CS Partnerships 
Session presented by Stephanie Shrake, Kammas Kersch, and Patricia Binkley, on Thursday, July 15, from 3:50 – 4:20 p.m. ET 

3f. Participate in CS professional learning communities

Leaning on Each Other to Overcome CS Imposter Syndrome 
Session presented by Lilibeth Mora, on Wednesday, July 14, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. ET 

There are so many more to choose from! Use the agenda page to filter down our program. We cannot wait to connect with you during these sessions and more during CSTA 2021! If you haven’t yet registered, head over to the CSTA 2021 website, and secure your spot by July 8.