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Dr. Chris Stephenson
Dr. Chris Stephenson
Executive Director
Computer Science Teachers Association


Dr. Chris Stephenson is the Executive Director of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), a professional membership organization of more than 13,000 educators dedicated to improving K-12 computing education. She joined CSTA in 2004 after 16 years of working at the University of Toronto’s Computer Systems Research Institute and the University of Waterloo’s Mathematics and Computing Department where she designed instructional resources and professional development for high school educators. Stephenson received her B.A. (summa cum laude) and M.Ed. from the University of Toronto, and her Ph.D. in Education (focusing on Teacher Leadership) from Oregon State University. Stephenson has served as the chair of the annual Computer Science & Information Technology Conference from 2000-2011. She is the former chair of the ACM K-12 Task Force. She is also a former president of the International Society for Technology in Education's Special Interest Group for Computer Science. Stephenson has numerous research publications in the field of computer science education and adaptive technology and has written several high school textbooks. Most recently, she served as a primary author of the CSTA K–12 Computer Science Standards (ACM, 2011). She is also a Senior Member of the ACM.

Speaking Schedule
Wednesday, September 18, 2:50-3:45pm - Beyond Awareness: How to Achieve Effective Integration of Cyber Security Across K-12































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