SIGCSE 2010 Preconference Workshop, March 10, 2010

Workshop Leaders: Barbara Ericson and Mark Guzdial

Laptops are required! We will provide software on CD's, and will have a limited number of USB drives to pass around with software.

We got it figured out. Since we were unable to reach an agreement on a contract with the convention center caterer, everyone will be on their own for breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks. For those for whom we are reimbursing travel, we will increase your grant to $535 to cover these additional costs – with our apologies!




Please note: We may only offer travel grants and pay for a hotel room for US CITIZENS or those teaching in US institutions. International participants may attend at no cost, but we cannot offer any travel support.

Media Computation ( is an approach to teaching introductory computing where the focus is on manipulating pictures, sounds, and video. The approach motivates and engages students, by contextualizing computing in a relevant activity. The one-day pre-conference workshop is appropriate for both novices to Media Computation and those using the approach now. The day will offer an overview of the approach, touching on use with Python, Java, and Alice, for both introductory (APCS or CS1) and data structures classes.

The workshop is FREE to attendees, and will include a travel stipend and one night's lodging (both as a reimbursement – save your receipts!). Funding for the workshop comes from the National Science Foundation's CCLI program.