Queens South

Meet Your Computer Science Education Manager

Ron Summers CSEM Queens South

Bio & Contact

Ron Summers is a nationally recognized educator and the Computer Science Education Manager for Queens South. He is an expert in developing computer science and entrepreneurship programs for special project initiatives that focus on youth education using the design processes and computer science principles. During his 10 year tenure as a NYCDOE high school teacher, Ron taught students in districts 27 and 29 how to create business using entrepreneurial thinking and text-based coding languages. He continues to be a student of all things computer science & entrepreneurship, and is an advocate for equity and access in the technology sector.

If you have any questions or need any help, feel free to reach Ron at rsummers@strongschools.nyc

Queens South Field Support Center Vision Statement

As a Field Support Center, we are commissioned to prepare our students academically, socially, and emotionally to meet or exceed their expected grade level standards of performance resulting in the full preparation for college and or career, ultimately becoming competitive global citizens who are able to meet the demands for the 21st century.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 8: Introduction to Computer Science for Elementary School Teachers – Queens South CS4All 1 of 4 in Series
Registration Deadline: 2/7/2017

Wednesday, March 1: Introduction to Computer Science for Middle/High School Teachers – Queens South CS4All 1 of 4 in Series
Registration Deadline: 2/28/2017

PD Resources

Intro To Computer Science – Elementary School Teachers (K-5) (Coming Soon!)
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 

Intro To Computer Science РMiddle/High School Teachers  (6-12) (Coming Soon!)
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Community Events

The Queens Xperience Social Hackathon

The Queens Xperience Social Hackathon (a collaboration between the CS4ALL Queens South and Queens North Education Managers and their FSCs) is a social hackathon experience designed to introduce communities to computer science principles and entrepreneurial thinking in a fun, engaging, and accessible setting. Student and family teams who participate are challenged to solve real problems that directly affect the neighborhood they live in. The student-family teams develop an app prototype for mobile devices, create philanthropic-driven business plans, and design a social media marketing strategy to get the product into consumer hands.

Find out what happened at the last Queens Xperience Social Hackathon here.

CS4All will launch a version of the QXSH for elementary school families in Spring 2017.

Resource Links

Queens South Field Support Center
Code.org: Great resources for teaching coding to elementary, middle, and high school students!
ScratchEd: A repository of teacher-made resources for Scratch, a block-based language
CS Unplugged: Activities that help teach computer science concepts without computers!
Thimble: A useful web development platform. Make sure to use it with X-Ray Goggles!
Google CS Education: Google’s foray into CS education. Many resources and tools to use.
Pythonroom: A great Python tutorial for those ready to graduate into text-based programming
Codecademy: Many courses to take (most for free) in almost every scripting language there is.

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