It is time for the big day, the computer contest! You have arrived, and have checked in. What now? How can your team make the most of this opportunity? How can they leave with a positive experience? Check out these suggestions for a successful contest experience.
Now that you as a computer science team sponsor have taken the bold step to start a team, and have acquired some good resources, what is the best way to practice? What are some effective strategies to build a successful team? See what John and others with contest team experience have to say about this.
A new CS competition team sponsor has started a team and says, “I read through the first blog you posted on starting competition teams, but need practice material. What are some good resources I can use to help them practice and prepare?” What resources do you use? Care to share? Reply with your comments to help our new sponsors get started.
A CS teacher asks, “Some of my students are asking about computer competitions, and I’m not sure how to get started. What are some good contests to participate in, and how do I help my team practice so that they can be successful?” How will John answer? How would you answer?
A CS teacher asks, “What skills will my students need to be successful in a college computer science program? What are the expectations on CS students at the college level versus the high school level?” How will John answer? How would you answer?
This week’s questions: What do I do if I have students who know, or think they know, more than me?