Yes, I went basically straight from CMK to CSTA. I know I’m not the only one! Workshops start today, and frankly, they all look good. I’m planning to pop in to as many as I can while I don’t have other duties just to see all the various ways people are approaching teaching CS. This will be the first year in a while I haven’t signed up for one–long story as to why I didn’t–but in a way, I’m glad because I’ll have an opportunity as a CSTA board member to get a glimpse of them all. I promise to report back.
I’ve already seen friends and far away colleagues and have met some new people and I’m looking forward to more of that. I honestly have no idea what day it is and am definitely tired at the end of every day, but it’s a good kind of tired. I’m looking forward to what CSTA has to offer. I always learn something here and enjoy the conversations. Many of these teachers are the only ones in their schools, so sharing war stories is an important part of the experience. I love sharing teaching experiences, struggles getting CS recognized within school programs and more. As I said of CMK, it’s the people that make a conference, and there are some good people here.