Help Shape the CSTA Annual Conference: Be a Proposal Reviewer

This is one of several recent “CSTA Blasts” that I am posting on my blog. If you are a member of the Computer Science Teachers Association you will have seen this and I apologize for the duplication. If you are a computer science educator, especially in K12, you should be a member. The annual CSTA CS & IT Conference is an outstanding professional development conference for CS educators. Good reviewers help the program committee make sure that the best and most useful sessions are presented. Once again CSTA is looking for volunteers.

This year our annual CSTA Computer Science & Information Technology conference will be held July 9–10, 2012 in Irvine. CA. All of breakout sessions and workshops will be chosen through a proposal submission and review process and we are looking for volunteer reviewers to help us evaluate and select these conference sessions.

We desire a varied program of interest to all teachers of computing in K-12 education. All submission will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • * technical quality,
  • * writing and presentation,
  • * relevance to CS&IT (focus on K-12 computer science or information technology).

All proposals will be submitted through the online symposium submission system that can be found at:

Volunteers will be expected to review an average of 5 proposals. The reviews will begin in January and extend two weeks past the submission closing date of January 31, 2012. The reviews will be submitted via our online submission system.

If you are interested in serving as a reviewer or have any questions about our expectations of reviewers, please email our Program Chair, Duncan Buell, at:

This will be a great opportunity to help shape our annual conference and we hope that you will strongly consider serving as a volunteer reviewer.

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