Vicky Sedgwick

My CSTA Story

My first involvement with CSTA was in 2012 when I happened upon the website as I was searching online for what K-8 students might be able to do with programming. I had taken a job as the technology teacher at my daughter’s school a little over a year before and was tired of just teaching productivity applications and watching students type during their classes with me. I had a background as a programmer and systems analyst and thought that there might be a way to bring that into my classes but wasn’t sure where to start. I found the CSTA standards and began adding computer science to the classes I taught. I joined CSTA shortly after I found the site because I wanted to be connected to what was happening at CSTA and with others teaching computer science to kids. I’ve been a CSTA+ member since it’s inception because I believe in supporting organizations that support me.

My Story

Vicky Sedgwick is a retired elementary educator from Los Angeles who is passionate about teaching computer science (including artificial intelligence) in elementary school.

Vicky served as a K-8 representative on the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Board of Directors from 2017 to 2021 and has been on the CSTA Conference Committee since 2017. She is currently a chapter leader with CSTA Greater Los Angeles Chapter and a co-chair of the CUE Computer Science Learning Network. Vicky moderated the #csk8 chat on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month during the school year on Twitter from 2015 until June 2023. She was a writer on the CSTA K-12 2017 Standards and on the CSTA Standards for CS Educators and was the K-2 Grade Band Lead on the AI for K12 Initiative. Vicky is also currently a member of the AI for CA project of CSforCA.