2014 Computing Day @ UNCG

posted Feb 3, 2014, 1:38 PM by CSTA NC Piedmont

UNCG will be hosting its annual Computing Day event on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, from 10:00-3:00 - a promotional flyer is attached below. Participating students will be taught some basic web design and game design techniques using user-friendly tools that don't require any previous experience (the tools are Kodu and WebStarts). After these tutorials, students will be set loose to see what they can create, and there will be prizes award for the best creations, funniest, and most creative designs.

WHAT: Computing Day @ UNCG - 2014
WHAT? Web design and game design information and contests - no experience necessary!

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:00-3:00 (lunch provided!)
WHO: Any interested 8th-12th graders - first-come-first-served for limited spaces!


Announcing 2012 Computing Day @ UNCG

posted Nov 14, 2012, 8:42 AM by Steve Tate

As an early celebration of Computer Science Education Week, the UNCG STARS Corps, a UNC Greensboro student organization focused on computing outreach activities, will be hosting Computing Day 2012 on the UNCG campus on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Computing Day is an exciting, fun, FREE opportunity for high school students to learn about computing concepts through interactive, engaging workshops on HTML Web Design and GameMaker – no experience required!

For more information, see the event website at

Debra Ramey Wins NC Educator Award

posted May 14, 2012, 11:36 AM by CSTA NC Piedmont   [ updated May 14, 2012, 11:37 AM ]

On Friday evening, May 11, Debra Ramey - a teacher at Guilford County's Weaver Academy and one of the founding members of the CSTA NC Piedmont chapter - was named the 2012 North Carolina Educator of the Year by the National Center for Women & Information Technology. The presentation was made at Microsoft Headquarters in Charlotte. Two of Ms. Ramey's students, Kalyn Adamson and Mel Llamos were chosen as 2012 North Carolina NCWIT  Aspirations in Computing Award Winners.

Tapestry Workshop to be hosted by NCSU

posted Mar 26, 2012, 1:29 PM by CSTA NC Piedmont

The NC State University Computer Science Department will be hosting a Tapestry Workshop for high school teachers July 18-20 on the NCSU campus.   The Tapestry workshops were started at the University of Virginia, and NCSU's workshop this year is one of several that are being offered at satellite sites under the UVA program.  The Tapestry workshops are an excellent opportunity for high school computing teachers, and CSTA has been a supporter of the Tapestry Workshops for several years.

The announcement about the NCSU workshop is online at  More information about the Tapestry Project in general can be found at the UVA website ( and details about the NCSU workshop are available from the NC State web site (

New Teacher Recources Page

posted Nov 15, 2011, 7:27 AM by CSTA NC Piedmont   [ updated Nov 15, 2011, 7:27 AM ]

A "Teacher Resources" page has been added to the CSTA NC Piedmont web site, containing links and basic information about the various online resources and systems we discussed at the November meeting (and will discuss further at the Computing Day @ UNCG event).

Chapter Approved!

posted Oct 30, 2011, 7:11 AM by Steve Tate

Our application for a CSTA chapter has been approved by the CSTA Executive Committee!  So now we're official - over the next few weeks you'll see some changes to the web site as we put in official materials and get things established.  Stay tuned!

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