Dr. Michelle Friend, University of Nebraska Omaha (UN-O) 
will be our Keynote Speakers on  Tuesday, July 10  at the CSTA  annual conference. 

Dr. Michelle Friend is an Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of Nebraska Omaha

Dr. Friend researches computer science education: students' and teachers' experiences and attitudes towards computing as well as learning outcomes in computer science classes. 

She is a former middle school CS teacher and a former CSTA President. 
Dr. Friend received her PhD - in Learning Sciences and Technology Design - Developmental and Psychological Sciences from Stanford University, California in 2017.

Don't miss out on Dr. Friend's inspiring talk!
Join Google at the 2018 CSTA Conference to learn about CS First
Thanks to the generous support of Google, every teacher that registers for and attends the CS First workshop Introducing Computer Science and Blocks Based Programming through CS First on Saturday, July 7th will receive a discount for the cost of the workshop.
In this hands-on professional development workshop, educators will learn how to use Google's CS First to introduce students (4th-8th grade) to computer science and creative computing through the Scratch programming language. CS First engages students of varying backgrounds and interests through themed activities and project based learning.

Space is limited so register now for the 3-hour CS First PD workshop, held during the CSTA Pre-Conference on Saturday, July 7th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Even if you've already registered for the conference, there's still time to add this workshop, simply log in to your existing registration via the registration link below.

Please enter this discount code when registering for Saturday Workshop #235 - Introducing Computer Science and Blocks Based Programming through CS First: CSTA18ISKDO
The code will be entered in a text field directly underneath this workshop option.

Be sure to check out Google's other conference events and workshops in the CSTA 2018 program - we'll see you there!

Sponsorship & Exhibiting

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available.

Karen Wendling , Director of Business 
Development & Marketing 
for more details.
The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) founded CSTA as part of its commitment to K-12 computer science education. 
ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. 
CSTA appreciates ACM's ongoing support!