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1 11/02/08Chris Stephenson1 CSTA ACM SGB Update Chris Stephenson CSTA Executive Director Back Up 9.0

2 11/02/08Chris Stephenson2 Agenda CSTA Update CSTA Sustainability Whats Next

3 11/02/08Chris Stephenson3 CSTA has supported the development of a community of educators at all levels dedicated to supporting K-12 computing education through its supportive partnerships with colleges and universities, other educational associations, non-profit organizations, equity researchers, and corporate partners. Through its sponsorship of conferences and workshops and its various online and print publications, CSTA has also created a national dissemination channel for information about best practices, effective research, and new teaching and learning resources. CS Faculty Member, Brooklyn College We consider CSTA to be the most valuable partner in our work of broadening the participation in computer science in the Los Angeles high schools. CSTA provides the leadership, resources, national and international perspective that is necessary in this work. Few organizations are able to step across multiple worlds (K-12, higher ed, public policy, computer science, education, organizational change) with the clarity and intelligence that they do. Jane Margolis, University of California, Los Angeles Recent Quotes

4 CSTA Update

5 11/02/08Chris Stephenson5 Membership Update Rapid growth to 5360 members Identification of greatest K-12 teacher needs –Certification and Standards –Professional Development –Community –Curriculum and materials What needs to be done in ? –Continued growth to 10,000 members

6 11/02/08Chris Stephenson6 Building Membership

7 11/02/08Chris Stephenson7 CSTA Update Certification and Standards How SGB Funds Have Been Used? –Searchable database of state-level computer science teacher certification requirements –Formation of an expert committee to produce a white paper on establishing workable models for computer science teacher certification –Creation of model curricular standards and implementation support documents What needs to be done in ? –Statewide creation of certification and standards – a local challenge

8 11/02/08Chris Stephenson8 CSTA Update Professional Development How SGB Funds Have Been Used? –Conference presentations: SIGCSE, TCEA, NECC, CCSC –Numerous TECS and JETT workshops What needs to be done in ? –Significantly more professional development, particularly at local and regional levels (conferences and workshops) –Closer partnerships with the ACM SIGs and CCSCs

9 11/02/08Chris Stephenson9 TECS workshops

10 11/02/08Chris Stephenson10 JETT workshops

11 11/02/08Chris Stephenson11 CSTA Update Community How SGB Funds Have Been Used? –Four local proof-of-concept local organizations (FL, PA, Oregon, CA(N)) –Bi-monthly publication of The Voice What needs to be done in ? –Creation of local CSTA chapters and affiliates –Increase publication of Voice by two more issues per year –Set up member forum for community discussions

12 11/02/08Chris Stephenson12 CSTA Update Curriculum and materials How SGB Funds Have Been Used ? –The Source Online Repository for K-12 Teaching and Learning materials –Creation of several careers materials, most recently: »IT is All About Me classroom poster »*ACM Computer degrees and careers brochure (CSTA assistance) »Careers in Computing brochure for middle school students and parents (English and Spanish language versions) »The K-12 Alliance Girls Gotta Have IT kit distributed at the National Educational Computer Conference What needs to be done in ? –Addition of additional quality curricular materials to the Source –Translation of more careers materials into Spanish –Development of new sharable resources that can be customized for use by university CS outreach programs

13 11/02/08Chris Stephenson13 CSTA Update Funding-dependent projects for the coming three years: –Publication of white paper on CS teacher certification –Continued research on the state of K-12 CS education in the US and abroad –Continued partnership work with other similarly focused organizations (e.g. ACSE, BSC, Israeli CS Teachers Association) –Workshop to help universities improve their K-12 outreach –Materials development workshop for the Source repository –A new K-8 curriculum resource –Customizable/shareable careers resources –Local chapter development in partnership with universities and colleges –The Computer Science and Information Technology Symposium –The JETT and TECS workshops

14 CSTA Sustainability

15 11/02/08Chris Stephenson15 Sustainability Ensuring the long-term sustainability of a K-12 professional educational association is an extremely challenging undertaking. The hallmarks of a successful organization include: a committed leadership structure solid strategic planning a diversified revenue stream good fiscal management a skilled and dedicated staff the support/partnership of the broader educational and industrial community CSTA has made considerable progress in all of these areas, but close attention must be paid if CSTAs successes are to continue

16 11/02/08Chris Stephenson16 Association Types Organization TypeCharacteristics Stable National OrganizationsNational scope and focus Large number of members (greater than 10,000) Long history of teacher support and engagement Stable multi-level leadership structure Diverse revenue streams support sustainability Stable State OrganizationsState-level scope and focus Significant number of members (greater than 3,000) Long history of teacher support and engagement Stable multi-level leadership structure Diverse revenue streams support sustainability Chaotic OrganizationsState or local level scope and focus Small number of members (less than 1,000) Intermittent teacher support and engagement Volunteer-only leadership structure Little or no consistent revenue stream

17 11/02/08Chris Stephenson17 Revenues

18 11/02/08Chris Stephenson18 Building for Sustainability Growth organizationStable organization Running new eventsFew new events Attracting new membersStable membership Supporting existing members Taking risksFew risks Many new initiativesFew new initiatives Cash poorCash rich

19 11/02/08Chris Stephenson19 Building Revenue To achieve revenue growth, CSTA is undertaking these activities: Build membership by producing unique, high-quality benefits that K-12 teachers will perceive as relevant, beneficial, and valuable Develop local communities through our new chapters and the work under CSTAs new local capacity-building grant Continue to attract the support of corporate and philanthropic organizations through the development of solid proposals and the successful completion of funded projects Seek out and develop proposals and projects that will continue to attract support from federal grant sources Explore new possibilities for developing beneficial partnerships with vendors

20 11/02/08Chris Stephenson20 ACM Support Over the next five years, CSTA will continue to build upon its strength and to increase its capacity as an organization. During this next growth phase, CSTA continues to require ACMs fiscal support but the extent of ACMs fiscal support should be decreased as revenue capacity is developed and improved in other areas. Over the next five years the percentage of support from ACM should continue to diminish from the current level of 32% to 13%.

21 11/02/08Chris Stephenson21 Revenue Predictions Revenue Sources ACM $250,000 $200,000 $150,000 ACM SIGs $100,000 $50,000 $25,000 Grants $298,000 $450,000 $500,000 $600,000 $700,000 $800,000 Membership $46,000 $50,000 $60,000 $75,000 $80,000 $90,000 Project Support $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 $120,000 $150,000 $175,000 TOTAL $754,000 $930,000 $1,010,000 $1,045,000 $1,180,000 $1,240,000 Assumptions: 1)CSTA does not start charging for CSTA individual membership prior to )CSTA does not receive significant corporate support prior to 2013

22 CSTA: Whats Next?

23 11/02/08Chris Stephenson23 Current and Upcoming Projects New five-year CSTA strategic plan Review of state level data on high school CS education Report of the CSTA Committee on Computer Science Teacher Certification Translation of major/selected CS documents New curriculum resource focussing on teaching fundamental CDS concepts in K-8 Upgrade of the CSTA, JETT and TECS websites Task force to oversee the development of local CSTA chapters Participation in the College Board Commission of the Revision of the AP CS Exam Introduction of the CSTA CS Snipits podcasts Continuing evolution of CSTA member communications, including more issues of the Voice per year Application for National Science Foundation ITEST, ATE, and special project grants (and ISE grant longer term)

24 11/02/08Chris Stephenson24 Contact Information Chris Stephenson Executive Director, CSTA Phone: Fax:

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