Bits and Behavior
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Bits and Behavior

A stage with the CSTA logo and a rainbow city skyline.
CS teacher pride, manifested as a rainbow Chicago skyline.

CSTA 2022 trip report: teaching, equity, and a bit of professional healing

The Chicago skyline and a reflection of me above it from the glare of the window.
The soon to be cloudy city skyline from my 31st floor hotel room.

Thursday

Amy in a blue floral dress talking to an attendee pointing to a laptop.
I chat with a session attendee about the book. Credit: BT Twarek.

Friday

A stage with panelists looking at the projector screen with a video playing with a Black man talking lyrically about Black men in teaching.
The panel shows a video on why Black men leave teaching.
The CSTA main stage with Yolanda gesturing to the audience.
Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz talks racial literacy and it’s relationship to equitable CS teaching.
Michelle Friend on stage gesturing at the podium with a slide that says “Researcher-Practitioner Gap”
Michelle leads us in a discussion of K-12 teacher challenges.

Saturday

An over the shoulder shot of Richard using Blocks for All on an iPad.
Richard demonstrates Blocks for All.
The CSTA rainbow stage with Sonal speaking in a beige blazer
Sonal speaks briefly about mobilizing community.
A view of the atrium with several hundred attendees talking, drinking, and dancing.
CSTA attendees mingle, dance, and play.
Amy in a mirror with the focus on her bleeding thumb.
It wasn’t bad, but it was bloody.

Sunday

Amy in a green dress and black mask with her hair down in the convention center.
Bye CSTA!

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Amy J. Ko

Professor of programming + learning + design + justice at the University of Washington Information School. Trans; she/her. #BlackLivesMatter.