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Monday, June 17
 

8:00am

Registration
Registration desk is located near the stairs on the bottom floor of the hotel in the meeting rooms area.

Staff
avatar for Amy Carrell

Amy Carrell

Assistant Director for Outreach & Strategic Planning, UT Austin STEM Center


Monday June 17, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Foyer

10:00am

The Impact of Teacher Externships on the Classroom Experience (Middle/High School)
Crowley ISD participated in the Teacher Externship Program in 2018-19. The experience not only allowed teachers to see what was available in industry but also had a great impact on the classroom environment including both technical skills and soft skills.

Presenters
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Annette Duval

Director of College and Career Readiness, Crowley Independent School District


Monday June 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
A/B

10:00am

Planning and Implementing a Coherent, Sustainable PreK - 12 Computer Science Continuum (Panel)
Attendees will understand the components of a PreK-12 CS continuum that includes coordinated, aligned programming and an emphasis on teacher training.

Presenters
avatar for Tina Dellinger

Tina Dellinger

Senior Director of School Engagement, Project Lead the Way
Tina Dellinger serves as the Texas Senior Director of School Engagement for Project Lead The Way. Tina provides planning and implementation support, technical assistance, works with Post-Secondary and Business Partners and all organizations that support coherent and sustainable STEM... Read More →
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Susan Jones

DEBATE, HIGH SCHOOL
Midway ISD
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Kirsten Prud'Homme

STEAM Coordinator, Joe Lee Johnson STEAM Academy
I am the STEAM Coordinator at Joe Lee Johnson Elementary STEAM Academy. For the past 3 years, I have worked closely with students and teachers to deliver and create integrated lessons that use the engnineering design process.


Monday June 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
AMES

10:00am

Resources for Implementing CS into the Classroom, Elem through HS
The focus of this session will be to share CS resources for use in the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Most resources will be free to use, either by intend of publisher, or by trial / limited use license. Resources that require paid subscription will be identified. This will be a hands-on interactive participation and exploration session.
Participants should bring their own WiFi connected devices on which they can explore resources presented. Participants will be provided a bit.ly link to a Google doc containing links to resources.
Target audience for this session is CS teachers of 0 to 5 years experience, although more experienced teachers may find resources useful.

Presenters
avatar for Randle Moore

Randle Moore

Computer Science Teacher / Trainer, The University of Texas at Austin - WeTeach_CS
WeTeach_CS educates, empowers, and inspires K-12 CS teachers, administrators, professional development providers, and university instructors to realize the vision of CSforALL. The STEM Center at The University of Texas at Austin serves as the backbone organization for the WeTeach_CS... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
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10:00am

Sphero Your Escape by Solving Equations!
Can you figure out the math to help your Jedi escape the Death Star? Wanting to try out some STEM with computer science and math together in your classroom? Here you will see some ideas for integrating math and Sphero to engage and motivate students to learn and apply the important concept of multi-step equations. Participants will get to experience a galactic adventure with a Star Wars themed Sphero math maze and receive copies of all activities to use in their classroom. Activities can be easily built upon to increase coding and computer science in your STEM classroom with Sphero. Come prepared to learn, have fun, and escape from the Galactic Empire’s most revered space station. Download the Sphero Edu app from Google Play or the App Store prior to the session to be able to use your own device to aid in your escape (optional).

Presenters
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Valerie Blackburn

Outreach Assistant Director, UTMB Office of Educational Outreach
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Lisa Richardson

Math Teacher, Clear Brook High School in Clear Creek ISD


Monday June 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
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10:00am

Coding in Grades K through 2 with Scratch Jr.
NOTE: Please bring an iPad tablet, android tablet or chromebook to this session. Scratch Jr. does is currently an app and does NOT work with laptops.
Are you curious about integrating coding into your lower elementary classroom? Scratch, one of the world’s most popular drag-and-drop coding languages, has a little cousin - Scratch Jr. Perfect for students in grades K through 2, Scratch Jr. allows young children to tell stories and create simple games through coding. In this hour-long introductory course, we’ll start at the beginning by examining existing resources and crafting simple programs. By the end, you will have the skills to effectively bring coding back to your kids!

Presenters
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Ryan Torbey

President, Computer Science Teachers Association - Central Texas


Monday June 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
BELFORT

10:00am

Build It, and They Will Come: Learn How IBM Volunteers Built #IBMCyberDay4Girls
#IBMCyberDay4Girls promotes cybersecurity awareness among middle school girls. Learn how and why IBM volunteers created this one-day program. Educators will leave this session equipped to engage with IBM volunteers to deliver #IBMCyberDay4Girls in its entirety or may be inspired to create a program of their own using IBM volunteer activity kits.

Presenters
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Ann Graham

Program Manager IBM Developer Jumpstart, IBM


Monday June 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
TAYLOR

10:00am

Building Computational Thinking Classrooms
I want my students to be excited about Computational Thinking and self-starters when tackling programming projects. And I am willing to bet that you feel the same way! Building Thinking Classrooms has been a transformative approach to teaching mathematics and science for years. So why aren’t we doing it in CS?? In this session, we will introduce proven strategies of collaboration and problem solving that will unlock your student’s potential and build engaging classrooms where kids think computationally.

Presenters
avatar for Allen Antoine

Allen Antoine

Associate Director for Math and Computer Science, Rice University Office of STEM Engagement
As Associate Director of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM), Allen provides mathematics and computer science support. In this role, he specializes in providing lesson ideas, professional development, and teacher mentoring in the fields... Read More →
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Matthew Cushing

Executive Director, Rice University Office of STEM Engagment


Monday June 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
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10:00am

KIPR Drone Challenge Program - Learning Python Using Autonomous Drones
In this session we will look into the KISS Institute Drone Challenge Curriculum Program. This program at minimum can span one semester and longer. It starts teaching with fundamental programming concepts leading up to more difficult material. Programing taught is in the Python programming language and the program also utilizes the Parrot Mambo MiniDrones and the PyParrot programming library. The session will go over what material is covered in the curriculum and the structure of the program. Some drones will be provided and available during the session so active participants can try their hand at some simple autonomous programming. To actively participate, a laptop (Mac or Windows) is required.

Presenters
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Ashley Borgerding

STEM+C Specialist, KISS Institute for Practical Robotics



Monday June 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
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10:00am

WeTeach_CyberSecurity, The New CS Pathway
Cybersecurity is now, more than ever, a critical part of our lives. Bad actors are lurking and preying on the unprepared - we must match and exceed their efforts. Students need to be prepared to join the ranks of cybersecurity professionals to help protect our interconnected world. Come hear from cybersecurity professionals and educators about the state of this critical industry, explore the TEKS for new cyber courses Texas is now offering, and the new pathway your students can join to prepare for the workplace.

Presenters
avatar for Tommy Gober

Tommy Gober

Curr Dev Specialsit, NICERC
I am a former classroom teacher in Texas where I taught Computer Science, Networking, Computer Hardware, and Computer Programming. I have served on several states' standards committees, most recently Texas' Cybersecurity standards committee. I am a doctoral candidate with a research... Read More →
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John F Owen

Practice Manager, Data & Analytics, Set Solutions
John Owen is a Cybersecurity professional with more than 10 years of experience in physical and cybersecurity, network management and support, combined with a strong academic background in Digital Forensics and Mathematics. He currently leads the Data & Analytics practice at Set... Read More →
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John B Owen

CS Professional Development Specialist, UT Austin STEM Center
John B. Owen is a founding member of WeTeach_CS, in partnership with Dr. Carol Fletcher and Amy Carrell, and serves as the chief writer and producer of all computer science related professional development. This includes several projects since 2015, including in-person workshops for... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
C/D

11:00am

30 Min. Break
Monday June 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am

11:30am

Lunch / Opening Session and Speaker: Kyla Guru - Tales of a Teenage Security Supergirl
Conference kick-off session with WeTeach_CS Summit overview followed by speaker, Kyla Guru.

Kyla Guru is 17 years old, a rising senior at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, IL, by day and a security supergirl by night. The summer before her freshman year of high school, Guru discovered her unique passion for cybersecurity, fascinated by the task of protecting technologies of our future. With this discovery, she also learned that 90 percent of cyberattacks on national infrastructure were due to human error. In an effort to combat this vulnerability, Guru founded Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education (http://www.bitsnbytes.us.com), a national 501(c)(3) that now sustains 20+ national partnerships with school districts, corporations including Facebook and IBM, and educational platforms like Discovery Education, all in efforts to increase awareness, literacy, and fluency in privacy and cybersecurity. In her keynote at WeTeach_CS, Guru will share her story of being a social entrepreneur in the cybersecurity industry and what she believes is the power of the youth and the current educators. She will use her unique perspective of going through the education system to talk about what she sees for the future of the industry, and, of course, how we can make radical change to our current state of cyber-insecurity.

Presenters
avatar for Carol Fletcher

Carol Fletcher

Director, Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC), The University of Texas at Austin
carol.fletcher@utexas.eduDr. Carol Fletcher is the Deputy Director of the Center for STEM Education at UT Austin. In that capacity, she directs several statewide professional development programs for STEM teachers such as the TRC and WeTeach_CS, serving over 10,000 educators annually... Read More →
avatar for Kyla Guru

Kyla Guru

Founder/CEO, Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity
Kyla has always dreamed of being an influential figure in the field of STEM while inspiring others to do the same. Starting her tech-journey at the age of 7 by learning Scratch, Web Design, and Lego Mindstorms, Kyla instantly grew a curiosity to explore the possibilities with technology... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ballroom

1:00pm

15 Min. Break
Monday June 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm

1:15pm

HHS Presents: Secure Your Mask Before Helping Others: Hacks for Security on Your Devices
This two-part presentation will provide an overview of the Hacker High School program and resources and materials available. In addition, the most popular topics in previous talks have been the discussion of simple things that you can use to improve your own digital experience and secure your information. The first part of this talk will focus on those ideas and discuss how to evaluate the many tools available to assist you.

Presenters
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Kim Truett

Project Manager, Hacker High School
Kim Truett, Coordinator - kim@isecom.orgChuck Truett - chuck@isecom.org


Monday June 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
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1:15pm

The World of eSports: Not Quite Computer Science But Still Tons of Fun!
eSports. Short for "electronic sports." Otherwise known as competitive video gaming. It's not new, but it's the hottest things for teenagers and young adults. What is it? How does it work? Who organizes it? So many questions and plenty of answers! This session is geared towards any educator who is looking for an after-school program aimed at students interested in video games and competitive gaming. The way we see it: we know kids play video games at home, and they're probably playing them in your class. Why not put their skills to use and embrace their talents and abilities?

Prensentation link

Presenters
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Aaron Schmidlkofer

Richardson High School
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Henry Vo

Director of the Richardson High School Computer Science Magnet, Richardson ISD
I've been teaching for 13 years (11 years in computer science). Along with my students (past and present) and fellow computer science teachers, we've developed a successful, award-winning, state-recognized computer science program at Richardson High School. Some of the things we do... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
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1:15pm

Space Wants You! Career Exploration (High School)
What does it take to build a Mars habitat? How would you start a lunar mining company on the Moon? What steps do you need to take to analyze ice melt in Greenland? Join the NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) Summer Externs as they share space industry careers from NASA and The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Space Research! Collaborating with NASA scientists and students selected from across the nation, they developed career exploration artifacts to encourage more students to pursue STEM careers and to be a part of the future of space exploration.

Presenters
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Susana Ramirez

Elementary Science Coordinator, PSJA ISD
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Sabrina Ewald

Teacher, CHS
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Margaret Baguio

Program Manager - Education and Outreach, NASA Texas Space Grant Consortium
Interested in teacher professional development? Do you enjoy space exploration? Have you ever wanted to work for NASA? Talk to me.


Monday June 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
A/B

1:15pm

Create a Blended Learning Classroom
Blended learning combines technology-driven, online learning with teacher led instruction to maximize a personalized learning experience for students. Blended learning involves rethinking class structure, use of time, and allocation of resources. The goal of blended learning is to increase student learning and achievement by using the best instructional strategies, and fostering a personalized, highly productive learning environment of engaged students. In this session, participants will engage in a blended learning simulation, become familiar with tools and strategies indicative of a blended learning environment, and discuss with colleagues, enabling teachers to develop systems for creating their own blended learning classroom.

Presenters
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Jackie Burniske

Director, K-12 Initiatives at UTeach, University of Texas at Austin



Monday June 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
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1:15pm

Resourcepalooza - Engaging K-5 with Computational Thinking and Computer Science
Attendees with be exposed to a Resourcepalooza during this session that will help introduce their K-5 students to computational thinking and computer science. Exposing students at an elementary age to computational thinking helps pave the pathway into computer science in middle and high school. Come learn about a Palooza of great resources that are out there for elementary teachers and get some hands-on exposure to as many as possible in a 1 hr session. You won't want to miss this Resourcepalooza! Please bring a device to this session.

Presenters
avatar for Allen Antoine

Allen Antoine

Associate Director for Math and Computer Science, Rice University Office of STEM Engagement
As Associate Director of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM), Allen provides mathematics and computer science support. In this role, he specializes in providing lesson ideas, professional development, and teacher mentoring in the fields... Read More →
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Matthew Cushing

Executive Director, Rice University Office of STEM Engagment


Monday June 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
BELFORT

1:15pm

Building the Computational Mindset in STEM Education to Scale Computer Science For All (Panel)
To integrate the foundational CS skills of pattern recognition, decomposition, abstraction and algorithms and the computational thinking dispositions/practices in K-12. Are you finding roadblocks to scale CS for All? How do you promote STEM integrated thinking through CT/CS? Do other teachers help build the mindset to prepare students; try coding and creating apps? You will be given the opportunity to brainstorm solutions to your unique classroom, school or district. Together is better in dealing with the politics of CS Education!

Presenters
avatar for Joseph Kmoch

Joseph Kmoch

CS Education Consultant, Milwaukee Public Schools
I retired about a dozen years ago after teaching math and computer science for 34 years in Milwaukee Public Schools. While teaching I was involved in AP CS starting with a group of students in Fall, 1983. I became a reader and table leader for free response questions for many years... Read More →
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Sylvia Wood

Cybersecurity Education - Resources and More!, Leander ISD
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John B Owen

CS Professional Development Specialist, UT Austin STEM Center
John B. Owen is a founding member of WeTeach_CS, in partnership with Dr. Carol Fletcher and Amy Carrell, and serves as the chief writer and producer of all computer science related professional development. This includes several projects since 2015, including in-person workshops for... Read More →
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Karen North

Computer Science Education Researcher, NCWIT / AAUW
Karen North is a retired computer science, math, and CATE teacher with 30 years experience in public schools. She is a CS4TX.org leader, a Code.org affiliate, NCWIT Houston Aspirations coordinator, AAUW Expanding Your Horizons Conference coordinator, ISTE Computing Teachers Network... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
AMES

1:15pm

Connecting Inequalities, Motion, and Code
Interpreting and representing compound inequalities on a number line diagram can be difficult for students. What if we could connect the diagram with physical activity and the engagement of robotic vehicles? In this session we will look at connecting number line diagrams for compound inequalities with logic statements for some simple code. The best part is, no coding experience required!

Presenters
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Judy Hicks

Texas Instruments
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Curtis Brown

Math Specialist, Texas Instruments Inc.
@cb_ltf


Monday June 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
C/D

1:15pm

CS, ELL and ELA: Si! Podemos!
Calculators and robots in a Language Arts classroom? When this English major turned science teacher was presented with the unique challenge of teaching students who have been in the USA for less than one year, a unique solution was required. Come hear about her adventures, and how technology and computer science were used to increase engagement and contribute to student success. Inspiring hands-on activities for administrators, instructional specialists and teachers to use the technology already present on campus in different ways.

Presenters
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Lorelei Cummings

Science & ELA Teacher, Lufkin High School
English Major turned Science Teacher with 20+ years in the classroom gives Lorelei Cummings a unique perspective that resembles Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief. She strives for fun, engaging, informative presentations that are easily implemented... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
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1:15pm

Using Design Thinking to Develop Video Game Elements
In this hands-on session, computer science teachers will work in teams and use design thinking to create video game elements for specific super-heroes or villains. These elements may range from buildings, gadgets, vehicles, clothing, and inventions. Participants will use the Extraordinaries Design Studio Pro Kit throughout the session and will take away design thinking methods for effective ideation that could be applied to narrative, character, and world or level design in video or analog games. Takeaways will include guiding design thinking principles that can be used independent of the Extraordinaries' kit.

Presenters
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Edgardo Irizarry

Manager of Projects and Products, School of Design and Creative Technologies, UT Austin


Monday June 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
TAYLOR

2:15pm

15 Min. Break
Monday June 17, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm

Girls Go CyberStart and Innovative Approaches to Cybersecurity Education
In this panel I will discuss what the state is doing to help high school and college students engage in cybersecurity career opportunities while improving the public’s general awareness of cybersecurity issues. Some specific points of interest are the Annual SANS Girls Go CyberStart Competition and the DIR Cybersecurity PSA competition.

Presenters
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Morgan Floyd

Education and Outreach Specialist, Texas Department of Information Resources


Monday June 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TAYLOR

2:30pm

Roscoe Collegiate ISD Externship Program Bridging Between Industry and the Classroom (Middle/High School)
Overview of the Roscoe Collgiate ISD Pilot Externship Program

Presenters
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Dan Boren

Director of Engineering/Edu-Make-it, Roscoe Collegiate ISD
Rural Externships
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Cynthia Black

Instructional Coach/Research Director, Roscoe Collegiate ISD


Monday June 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
A/B

2:30pm

Build Your CS Skills with the Express Course from Code.org
Want to build your own computer science proficiency and skills? In this session, you’ll learn about the free tools within Code.org to facilitate your own learning. Once you finish and are confident in your block-based programming language understanding, we’ll cover recommendations for continuing education to pursue text-based programming and perhaps … CS certification?

Presenters
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Susan Reeves

Consultant & Facilitator, Region 20 ESC
Talk to me about all things technology integration! I am a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer and Seesaw Ambassador and love introducing new technology tools to students and teachers that enhance and complement their work. I am certified in Computer Science for 8-12... Read More →



Monday June 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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2:30pm

CompSci for the Culture (Panel)
In today’s diverse classrooms, educators must embrace the cultural identities of the students they teach. In this interactive discussion, we will open a useful dialogue that seeks to inform culturally responsive teaching practices in Computer Science classrooms. Let’s discuss the best way to impact ALL students!

Moderators
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Paula Harris

Global Director, Schlumberger

Presenters
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Shaina Glass

Computer Science/STEM Coordinator and Digital Learning Specialist, Aldine ISD
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Della Cooper-Benavides

Computer Science Teacher, Brownsville ISD
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Allen Antoine

Associate Director for Math and Computer Science, Rice University Office of STEM Engagement
As Associate Director of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM), Allen provides mathematics and computer science support. In this role, he specializes in providing lesson ideas, professional development, and teacher mentoring in the fields... Read More →
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Matthew Cushing

Executive Director, Rice University Office of STEM Engagment


Monday June 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
AMES

2:30pm

Stepping into Block Programming: Using micro:bits for Math Class
Turn tough abstract concepts into a math lab your students will love. In this session, we will program a micro:bit step counter to use in estimation and graphing learning activities. This lesson is aligned with 3-5th grade math TEKS.

Presenters
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Sarah Horvath

Curriculum Coordinator, Youth Code Jam


Monday June 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
BELFORT

2:30pm

Coding, Camps, and Clubs
A strong afterschool program in computer science can generate interest in STEM and build a pipeline of students into your school’s computer science coursework. But how do you create a high quality, sustainable coding club or summer camp without breaking your back or busting the bank? In this Deep Dive, we’ll connect with the experts to provide best practices, tips and tricks from the front lines and activities you can use right away to generate excitement and energy around your program.

Presenters
avatar for Debi Pfitzenmaier

Debi Pfitzenmaier

Executive Director, Youth Code Jam


Monday June 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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2:30pm

Hands on Python Coding with CodeBots and micro:bits!
Learn Python coding from a real Industry Expert!

David is an exciting and engaging speaker, with lots of interesting stories to tell about coding in Python for the Internet of Things.

How does CODE apply to Solar Fields, Smart Agriculture, Sports, Art, Entertainment??
...your students need to know - and David has coded applications in ALL these fields!

This is a must-see session - you'll gain SO many insights to bring back to your students!!
  • Are you and your students ready to “graduate from blocks” to a real-world programming language?
  • Want to level-up your AP CSP classes with an engaging project-based coding curriculum?

This session will introduce you to CodeSpace, an exciting new way to teach real text-based code using physical computing devices. Bring your Chromebook or laptop – we’ll provide CodeBot robots and micro:bits for you to connect and program during the session.

Presenters
avatar for David Ewing

David Ewing

President, Firia Labs
David thrives at the intersection of Software, Hardware, and Education. An Electrical Engineer by schooling (Auburn University) and a lifelong student of Computer Science, he’s held Chief Software Architect positions at Nokia and ADTRAN, and helped start Internet of Things company... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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2:30pm

Java for Beginners - Tools and Resources
The participants will work through a variety of entry level Java programming problems. The session will also explore various resources including online and printed. Some of these resources are free and others have a fee structure.

Presenters
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Sylvia Wood

Cybersecurity Education - Resources and More!, Leander ISD


Monday June 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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2:30pm

Utilizing the NICERC Cyber Range
Have your laptop fired up and ready to go for this hands-on session! Tour the NICERC Cyber Range and take a look at how the Linux operating system can be used to work through a series of “hacking” exercises.

Presenters
avatar for Tommy Gober

Tommy Gober

Curr Dev Specialsit, NICERC
I am a former classroom teacher in Texas where I taught Computer Science, Networking, Computer Hardware, and Computer Programming. I have served on several states' standards committees, most recently Texas' Cybersecurity standards committee. I am a doctoral candidate with a research... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
C/D

3:30pm

15 Min. Break
Monday June 17, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm

3:45pm

Student Playground and Sweet Treats
K-12 Students and Teachers from around Texas share projects they’ve worked on this year in an interactive setting.

Participants
  • Del Valle Elementary
  • Harmony Science Academy - Cedar Park
  • McDowell Middle School
  • O Henry Middle School
  • Sartartia Middle School

Presenters
Staff
avatar for Ryan Torbey

Ryan Torbey

President, Computer Science Teachers Association - Central Texas


Monday June 17, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom
 
Tuesday, June 18
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Tuesday June 18, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Ballroom

8:30am

Plenary Session: Dan Garcia - Achieving CSforALL through the Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC)
At a time when computing is so much a part of all of our lives, has incredible job opportunities, and is so empowering, most students graduate high school without having had any introduction to computer science. A decade ago in the United States, the CSforALL movement  was launched to broaden participation in computing to those traditionally underrepresented. This talk reflect on the current state of that initiative, and introduce the "Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC)" course, which has received worldwide attention and currently has 65% female enrollment at UC Berkeley, among the highest in the nation.

Presenters
avatar for Dan Garcia

Dan Garcia

Teaching Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Berkeley
At a time when computing is so much a part of all of our lives, has incredible job opportunities, and is so empowering, most students graduate high school without having had an introduction to computer science. A decade ago in the United States, the CSforALL movement was launched... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballroom

9:30am

15 Min. Break
Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am

9:45am

You're Certified. Now What? Team Teaching with TEALS Volunteers! (Panel)
There is an increasing demand for computer science courses yet a shortage of teachers with the subject matter expertise required to teach these classes. TEALS provides a short-term solution to the teacher shortage and helps schools build a long-term and sustainable computer science program by partnering teachers new to computer science with industry volunteers who have computer science content expertise. Teachers in these partnerships learn computer science while team-teaching with volunteers until they are comfortable teaching independently. In this session, participants will hear about the TEALS approach and discuss how to use industry volunteers to support their own teachers.

Presenters
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Kris Maniscalco

CS Teacher, Bowie HS
I taught math for 12 years before switching to Computer Science. I hadn't done much programming since college, but I jumped right in with teaching SNAP!, Python and Swift, as well as Robotics. I have the support of TEALS in my Fundamentals of Computer Science class and it has been... Read More →
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Becky McCully

Austin Regional Manager, Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS
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Tonya Davis

Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS
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Robert Carmichael

Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
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9:45am

Externships and Their Benefits (High School)
Teacher will give their experiences of the 2018-2019 Tex 2 Externship and we will have an industry partner give there perspective on the benefits of externships.

Presenters
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Marco Pizana

C.T.E. Internship Coordinator, HAYS CISD


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
A/B

9:45am

Women in Computer Science - A Panel of High School, Higher Education and Career Trailblazers (Panel)
We’ve read the research, we’ve heard about the missing figures, but what do we really know about the current landscape for women in computer science and computer science education? Representing the full continuum of CS from high school to career, panelists will share about the spark that led them to pursue CS and outline real actions that CS advocates and educators can take to ensure that more women have the opportunity to make waves in CS and computing. 

Moderators
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Sarah Dunton

ECEP Alliance Director, ECEP

Presenters
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Tasha Janicek

Teacher, Nixon-Smiley Middle School
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Kyla Guru

Founder/CEO, Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity
Kyla has always dreamed of being an influential figure in the field of STEM while inspiring others to do the same. Starting her tech-journey at the age of 7 by learning Scratch, Web Design, and Lego Mindstorms, Kyla instantly grew a curiosity to explore the possibilities with technology... Read More →
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Patti Ordóñez

Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras
I am an Associate Professor in the Computer Science faculty at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras and thereby fulfilling two lifelong and one unexpected midlife dreams - living in a Spanish speaking country, having the opportunity to make a greater difference in the world, and becoming a professor. My research interests are in applying machine learning, data mining, and visualization... Read More →
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Crystal Riley

Software Engineer, Google
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Sally Lemkemeier

Recent CS Graduate, CS Education Researcher, Princeton University
Sally has researched Computer Science Education extensively while earning her CS degree. She is especially interested in making CS more accessible to women and minority groups, and increasing exposure to CS in rural and low-income schools. She has written two papers with the help... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
C/D

9:45am

Introduction to Programming with MIT’s Scratch
NOTE: Please bring a laptop, tablet, or chromebook to this session.
Have you ever wanted to learn about drag-and-drop programming but don’t know where to start? This hour-long introductory course is for you! We will be starting at the beginning with creating accounts and crafting simple programs. By the end, you will have the skills to make a simple video game (and bring what you've learned back to your school!). Perfect for teachers of grades 3 through 8.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Torbey

Ryan Torbey

President, Computer Science Teachers Association - Central Texas


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
TAYLOR

9:45am

Apply the 5E Model to Computer Science Classes
5E’s, not just for science anymore! Utilizing various unplugged lessons along with their Computer Science curriculum, teachers are able to alter a lesson or unit to follow the 5E model. Student centered, active learning has students engaged in the material and collaborating with their peers is applicable at every level of CS. Examples will use Code.org curriculum; however, the 5E’s can be used with any curriculum.

Presenters
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Laura Harlow

Instructional Assistant Professor, teachHOUSTON/University of Houston


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
BELFORT

9:45am

Bootstrap! Video Game Design for Success in Algebra
Many people naively assume that "Programming = Math", and expect magically higher grades from students who've taken a class in Java, Scratch or Python. In this talk, we will discuss the popular Bootstrap curriculum now in use in many schools across Texas. Bootstrap teaches students to program their own video games using purely algebraic and geometric concepts, and is closely aligned with the State Standards for Mathematics. Find out how teachers are getting involved with Bootstrap, and bringing real Computer Science and rigorous math content to middle and high school students!

Presenters
avatar for Allen Antoine

Allen Antoine

Associate Director for Math and Computer Science, Rice University Office of STEM Engagement
As Associate Director of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM), Allen provides mathematics and computer science support. In this role, he specializes in providing lesson ideas, professional development, and teacher mentoring in the fields... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
K

9:45am

Introduction to Python
Join this interactive session for a crash course in the basics of the programming language Python. Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more efficiently. It is a widely used general-purpose, high level programming language.

Presenters
avatar for David Ruf

David Ruf

Teacher and Code.org CS Discoveries Facilitator, South Summit School District in Kamas, Utah.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
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9:45am

NICERC Cyber Pathways
See how different schools, districts, and states are building pathways (STEM-based or CTE-based) to prepare their students for the jobs and careers of tomorrow.


Presenters
avatar for Tommy Gober

Tommy Gober

Curr Dev Specialsit, NICERC
I am a former classroom teacher in Texas where I taught Computer Science, Networking, Computer Hardware, and Computer Programming. I have served on several states' standards committees, most recently Texas' Cybersecurity standards committee. I am a doctoral candidate with a research... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
AMES

9:45am

PLTW Cybersecurity
Project Lead The Way, a non-profit organization, is committed to providing students and teachers with inspiring and relevant learning and teaching experiences in Computer Science and Cybersecurity. Attendees will learn of the fully comprehensive Cybersecurity pathway that includes the AP courses Computer Science Principles and Computer Science A, along with the Cybersecurity course that is now part of the Cybersecurity pathway. Exceptional teacher training is provided for this curriculum that takes teachers to the sites of Computer Science/Cybersecurity Industries so they can see, first hand, the impact of CS and Cybersecurity on a company like Toyota, Lockheed-Martin or Cerner.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Jones

Susan Jones

DEBATE, HIGH SCHOOL
Midway ISD
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Tina Dellinger

Senior Director of School Engagement, Project Lead the Way
Tina Dellinger serves as the Texas Senior Director of School Engagement for Project Lead The Way. Tina provides planning and implementation support, technical assistance, works with Post-Secondary and Business Partners and all organizations that support coherent and sustainable STEM... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
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10:45am

15 Min. Break
Tuesday June 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am

11:00am

Computer Networking Cybersecurity Learning Labs on Jupyter Notebooks
Learning labs are the best environments in creating an engaging and collaborative environment for teaching computer networking and cybersecurity. We present teaching modules, lab content, and exercises on computer network security concepts with an instantaneous feedback mechanism on student learning levels. This will be an interactive session to demonstrate the tools, course content, and the auto-graded exercise capabilities.

Presenters
avatar for Deniz Gurkan

Deniz Gurkan

Associate Professor, University of Houston
Computer Networking Education


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
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11:00am

Discrete Math: Activities You Can Use in Your Classroom
In this session, participants will learn about how we can relate discrete math for computer science to a number of other disciplines. Topics will be kept simple and I promise--no proofs (OK, maybe just one). Just a few different activities and ideas to help you show you students how computer science is being used in the liberal arts and other disciplines through discrete math applications.

Presenters
avatar for Catherine Tabor

Catherine Tabor

Teacher, NWECHS


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
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11:00am

"Please, Sir, Can I Have Some More?": Forging More Genuine Industry Partnerships (High School)
Code2College is an Austin-based nonprofit that is less than three years old, yet has over forty corporate partners in its roster. Join Matt Stephenson, the Executive Director of Code2College, for a session focused on best practices around partnering with industry partners and collaborating with regional ecosystems.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Stephenson

Matt Stephenson

Executive Director, Code2College
Diversity & inclusion strategies; innovative approaches to hiring, developing diverse, technical talent; STEM education; delivering opportunity and access to minority, low-income students


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
A/B

11:00am

#PlanAJam: Hosting a Community Code Jam at Your School
Youth Code Jams are scalable, hands-on events bringing together kids, parents and volunteers to learn and grow with code. With powerful outcomes, Jams have the potential to increase diversity and equity in computer science. In 2018-19, more than 36 schools across Texas hosted their own Jams, building excitement around computer science and inspiring students to see themselves in the technology-driven jobs of the future. Join the fun...learn all the logistics, including activity stations, volunteer recruitment and fundraising needed to bring this Texas-born and bred event to your school.

Presenters
avatar for Debi Pfitzenmaier

Debi Pfitzenmaier

Executive Director, Youth Code Jam


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
C/D

11:00am

100Kin10 Listening Session
CALLING ALL STEM TEACHERS: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
You are invited to join a Listening Session to share your experiences and perspective as a STEM teacher. We want to hear your opinions, ideas, struggles, and successes to help inform and share insights around STEM education and programs with 100Kin10 as we work to shine a national spotlight on the need for great STEM teaching.

Presenters
avatar for Gianna Colson

Gianna Colson

Teacher, La Feria ISD
- Code.Org CS Fundamentals Facilitator- Google CS First Facilitator- Scratch Coding Program Facilitator- Logo Institute Facilitator- Pre-AP Science & STEAM Teacher- Rio Grande Valley Science Association Board Member at Large- Science Teachers Association of Texas Treasurer


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
TAYLOR

11:00am

Brain-Based Computer Science Pedagogy Limits Screen Time to Maximize Learning in Grades K-8
How should computer science educators approach the significant body of brain-based research that argues for limited use of tablets and screens for young children? This session explores a blended approach to teaching engineering and computer programming in grades K-8 that employs a broad mix of hands-on work, physical/kinesthetic activities, small group discussion, peer mentorship and (yes) individual screen-based work. This approach was pioneered by Dr. Allen Selis, a former K-8 Headmaster from Palo Alto and the founder of STEM Crafters.

Presenters
avatar for Allen Selis

Allen Selis

Director, STEM Crafters
We create sophisticated coding curriculum that's light years beyond drag-and-drop. By teaching real-world coding languages like Python and C++ in Elementary and Middle school, we prepare kids for careers. Love to meet you at the conference.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
BELFORT

11:00am

A Guide to Robotics Competition Success
This session will cover three important aspects to robotics competition success: Building the right size robotics team for your program. The Engineering Notebook, Game Analysis, and Strategic Design. Game Day Planning

Presenters
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James Jobe

District Robotics Facilitator, Texas City ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
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11:00am

COMPUTER SCIENCE IN THE REAL WORLD: What Skills do Employers Really Want? (Panel)
This session led by Tom Kyle will explore what skills are required of technology professionals to be successful, and what skills are looked for by hiring managers. We will dig deeper into the broader world of computer programming and technology. We will learn how to help your students differentiate between the skills required to pass a test or a class, and the skills required to be successful in the real world!

Moderators
avatar for Michelle Sedberry

Michelle Sedberry

STEM Coordinator, Texas Education Agency

Presenters
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John F Owen

Practice Manager, Data & Analytics, Set Solutions
John Owen is a Cybersecurity professional with more than 10 years of experience in physical and cybersecurity, network management and support, combined with a strong academic background in Digital Forensics and Mathematics. He currently leads the Data & Analytics practice at Set... Read More →
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Anna Swinney

Business Relationship Senior Manager, Information Technology, PepsiCo
avatar for Tom Kyle

Tom Kyle

Cyber Security, Networking & PC Tech Support Teacher, Melissa ISD
This will be my 7th year as a public school teacher. I also have 10 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, and an MBA. Prior to teaching I worked primarily as a computer programmer/analyst and project manager. I've... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
AMES

11:00am

Making Games and Learning CS with GameSalad
GameSalad for Education is a game development platform combined with a curriculum that teaches students the computer science concepts used while they create video games. In this session participants will be building a video game while getting a tour of the educator features of GameSalad.

Presenters
avatar for Tan Tran

Tan Tran

CEO & Co-founder, GameSalad, Inc.
Tan Tran is co-founder of GameSalad, Inc. Through it's Creator game creation tool and GameSalad for Education platform, GameSalad's mission is to enable anyone to engage with STEAM and Computer Science through video game creation.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
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12:00pm

15 Min. Break
Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:00pm - 12:15pm

12:15pm

Lunch / WeTeach_CS Change Maker and Mini-Grant Awards
Presenters
avatar for Carol Fletcher

Carol Fletcher

Director, Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC), The University of Texas at Austin
carol.fletcher@utexas.eduDr. Carol Fletcher is the Deputy Director of the Center for STEM Education at UT Austin. In that capacity, she directs several statewide professional development programs for STEM teachers such as the TRC and WeTeach_CS, serving over 10,000 educators annually... Read More →

Staff
avatar for Amy Carrell

Amy Carrell

Assistant Director for Outreach & Strategic Planning, UT Austin STEM Center


Tuesday June 18, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Ballroom

1:15pm

15 Min. Break
Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:15pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm

Region 16 and the Externship Experience (Middle/High School)
What happens when STEM teachers spend their summer doing an externship with local companies? Come visit with teachers from Region 16 as they share what they learned and how they have implemented it in their classrooms.

Presenters
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Ryan Gray

CS, AV, Graphic Design Teacher, Amarillo High School
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Kyle Vannoy

Math and Computer Science Teacher, Childress High School


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
A/B

1:30pm

Build a Cybersecurity Escape Room
Interested in introducing your students to cybersecurity? How about developing your own cybersecurity escape room? Debi will walk you through the Youth Code Jam tabletop escape room and explain the ins and outs, ups and downs, this ways and that ways of creating your own escape room for your students, including design tips, narrative suggestions, types of challenges and puzzles and your role as gamemaker.

Presenters
avatar for Debi Pfitzenmaier

Debi Pfitzenmaier

Executive Director, Youth Code Jam


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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1:30pm

Integrating Computational Thinking into ELA, Science, and Math
This session will provide an introduction to what computational thinking is and how you can be embed it into content area lessons. Appropriate for grades 3-5 and middle school.

Presenters
avatar for Chuck Gardner

Chuck Gardner

Director of Curriculum, Cyber Innovation Center
As the Director of Curriculum for NICERC, Chuck oversees the development and distribution of STEM, cyber, and computer science content as part of a grant through the Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Education Training and Assistance Program (CETAP). NICERC's team of subject... Read More →
avatar for Sheryl Roehl

Sheryl Roehl

Education Consultant, Region 3 ESC


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
BELFORT

1:30pm

Growing Teacher Advocacy Leaders
Are you curious about expanding your role as a advocate for computer science education? Come to this session to learn about local and national opportunities to better understand and speak out about expanding CS education. Your knowledge, experience, and expertise can drive the CS for All movement.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Torbey

Ryan Torbey

President, Computer Science Teachers Association - Central Texas
avatar for Sarah Dunton

Sarah Dunton

ECEP Alliance Director, ECEP


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
TAYLOR

1:30pm

Google CS First
Get a first hand look at Google's FREE computer science program with FREE instructional and club materials geared towards 4th-8th graders. Google offers 3 Easier Activities (High Seas Activity, Gumball's Coding Adventure, Create Your Own Google Logo), 2 Easier Club Modules (Storytelling, Music & Sound), 3 Moderate Club Modules (Friends, Fashion & Design, Art), 3 Challenging Club Modules (Social Media, Sports, Game Design), and 1 Advanced Club Module (Animation) all of which are 100% FREE.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Reeves

Susan Reeves

Consultant & Facilitator, Region 20 ESC
Talk to me about all things technology integration! I am a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer and Seesaw Ambassador and love introducing new technology tools to students and teachers that enhance and complement their work. I am certified in Computer Science for 8-12... Read More →
avatar for Gianna Colson

Gianna Colson

Teacher, La Feria ISD
- Code.Org CS Fundamentals Facilitator- Google CS First Facilitator- Scratch Coding Program Facilitator- Logo Institute Facilitator- Pre-AP Science & STEAM Teacher- Rio Grande Valley Science Association Board Member at Large- Science Teachers Association of Texas Treasurer



Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
C/D

1:30pm

Ignite My Future & goIT: Computational & Design Thinking Resources
Explore a comprehensive set of resources seamlessly integrating the principles of both design thinking and computational thinking across core curriculum to give students the 21st century skills they need for future success. Engaging lessons and activities tie in exciting, real-world scenarios.

Presenters
avatar for Serene Gallegos

Serene Gallegos

Program Manager, Tata Consultancy Services
As Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Program Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility, Serene Gallegos leads the Ignite My Future in School program, TCS’ collaborative education initiative with Discovery Education which has reached over 5,000+ educators and nearly 300,000 since... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
H

1:30pm

Creating Robust CS Programs to Attract Students
How can we encourage middle and high school students to choose Computer Science as a career? What kind of CS course tracks will help us overcome our nationwide shortage of software engineers? How can we overcome common obstacles to offering robust CS programs in your school? Join us for discussion and perspective from Chris Yust, President of CompuScholar and a 20-year veteran of the software engineering industry.

Presenters
avatar for Chris Yust

Chris Yust

President, CompuScholar Inc.
I have 18+ years of experience as a software engineer and 10+ years in education as a curriculum author and president of CompuScholar, Inc. I have observed many state-wide adoption cycles, seen a variety of alignments and state requirements, and spoken to many school districts about... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
AMES

1:30pm

Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers
Learn foundational computer science concepts and content to challenge the Texas CS 8-12 (TExES 241) and Praxis exams.

Presenters
avatar for John B Owen

John B Owen

CS Professional Development Specialist, UT Austin STEM Center
John B. Owen is a founding member of WeTeach_CS, in partnership with Dr. Carol Fletcher and Amy Carrell, and serves as the chief writer and producer of all computer science related professional development. This includes several projects since 2015, including in-person workshops for... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
K

1:30pm

Texas Funding, Strategic Planning and an Equity Focus to Grow CS in your School or District
Learn to build a K12 CS program for your school or district by combining new funding sources, strategic planning and an equity focus. Combine new Texas legislative funds and existing operational funds for the program, without needing new grants. Explore implementation examples and consider processes to customize a solution for student and teacher CS learning sequences. Identify key elements of the program that support greater participation and equity. Take part in interactive activities throughout to integrate these ideas and your school or district’s challenges and priorities. Leave the session with concrete next steps to grow CS in your school or district.

Presenters
avatar for Carol Ramsey

Carol Ramsey

UTeach Computer Science Manager, UTeach Computer Science
Work with states and districts to bring equity-focused and inquiry-based computer science experiences to high schools.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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2:30pm

15 Min. Break
Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm

2:45pm

Computer Science Pedagogy: WeTeach_CS for HS
Are you teaching Computer Science 1 next year and need resources? Join this session to hear about WeTeach_CS for HS and best practices in CS pedagogy.

Presenters
avatar for Sally Lemkemeier

Sally Lemkemeier

Recent CS Graduate, CS Education Researcher, Princeton University
Sally has researched Computer Science Education extensively while earning her CS degree. She is especially interested in making CS more accessible to women and minority groups, and increasing exposure to CS in rural and low-income schools. She has written two papers with the help... Read More →
avatar for John B Owen

John B Owen

CS Professional Development Specialist, UT Austin STEM Center
John B. Owen is a founding member of WeTeach_CS, in partnership with Dr. Carol Fletcher and Amy Carrell, and serves as the chief writer and producer of all computer science related professional development. This includes several projects since 2015, including in-person workshops for... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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2:45pm

Ready! Set! Launch! (Middle/High School)
Every project starts with that very first step! Why is that first often the hardest? Learn how to apply an Entrepreneurial / Start-Up Model, successfully used my successful start-up companies, to Jump-Start and Launch student projects! 3...2...1 ~ Blast Off! We Have Lift Off!

Presenters
avatar for Sandra Geisbush

Sandra Geisbush

STEM Educator / Mentor, NEISD STEM Academy
Sandra Geisbush, M.Ed., NBCT Hello! If after reading this you have any questions about the awesome opportunities I have enjoyed as a long-time professional educator, just ask! I have been a teacher for 38 years, with the past 29 years in San Antonio's North East ISD. I... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
A/B

2:45pm

Conquering CS with Autonomous Robots!
Hands on robots! Participants will program robots in c programing language. See how easy it is to meet district standards and implement in a classroom or after school environment. No experience needed.

Presenters
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Ashley Borgerding

STEM+C Specialist, KISS Institute for Practical Robotics
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Carol Goodgame

STEM + C Specialist, Kiss Institute For Practical Robotics
Carol Goodgame is a STEM Coordinator at the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. Mrs. Goodgame transitioned from teaching to a STEM Specialist at OU where she helped design and provide professional development for teachers. She volunteered for 7 years in the 6-12th grade Botball... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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2:45pm

Sphero Your Escape by Solving Equations!
Can you figure out the math to help your Jedi escape the Death Star? Wanting to try out some STEM with computer science and math together in your classroom? Here you will see some ideas for integrating math and Sphero to engage and motivate students to learn and apply the important concept of multi-step equations. Participants will get to experience a galactic adventure with a Star Wars themed Sphero math maze and receive copies of all activities to use in their classroom. Activities can be easily built upon to increase coding and computer science in your STEM classroom with Sphero. Come prepared to learn, have fun, and escape from the Galactic Empire’s most revered space station. Download the Sphero Edu app from Google Play or the App Store prior to the session to be able to use your own device to aid in your escape (optional).

Presenters
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Valerie Blackburn

Outreach Assistant Director, UTMB Office of Educational Outreach
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Lisa Richardson

Math Teacher, Clear Brook High School in Clear Creek ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
TAYLOR

2:45pm

Folding is a 2nd Grade TEKS: Integrating Core Content and CS Concepts
Come experience the cross-curricular core content magic of origami. Leave with a fun unplugged activity to teach CS vocabulary. This lesson is aligned with 2nd- 4th grade math, science and ELA TEKS.


Presenters
avatar for Sarah Horvath

Sarah Horvath

Curriculum Coordinator, Youth Code Jam


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
BELFORT

2:45pm

Male or Majority Group Allies: Helping Create Inclusive & Highly Productive Technology Workplaces (Panel)
Male or Majority Group Allies are key for successful change efforts in workplaces or professional environments. While anyone can make change, majority-group allies often have more power and are in a better position to make significant and systemic change within their organization. This allyship can often be fluid  and intersectional with individuals being an ally for their colleagues while at other times needing an ally in certain situations.  Our panel will interview experts on how they view allyship and how to foster a more inclusive and a more productive professional environment.

Moderators
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John Kelly

Regional Affiliate Manager, NCWIT

Presenters
avatar for Ruth Kyle

Ruth Kyle

C4C Counselor, Ector County ISD
I am a C4C conference attendee and presenter. I am also a CS for all supporter as well as a firm believer that some form of CS education benefits everyone.
avatar for Tom Kyle

Tom Kyle

Cyber Security, Networking & PC Tech Support Teacher, Melissa ISD
This will be my 7th year as a public school teacher. I also have 10 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, and an MBA. Prior to teaching I worked primarily as a computer programmer/analyst and project manager. I've... Read More →
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Anna Swinney

Business Relationship Senior Manager, Information Technology, PepsiCo


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
AMES

2:45pm

A learning Platform for Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence Career Development
joyce@autoauto.ai

Mini self-driving cars and hands-on content. Teach Python Programming and on-demand STEM content with our ready-made project-based curricula and fun cars.
Please come to our hands-on session or booth to learn how to get started with our cars in your classroom, and for a chance to win one of our cars!

AutoAuto enables teachers to address the STEM education gap using an innovative project-based learning platform. This platform combines an adaptive learning management system with small robotic cars, giving teachers the tools they need to motivate and teach the youth to learn Python Programming, Artificial Intelligence and other on-demand STEM content. Moreover, it equips teachers by delivering programming and technology lessons in various formats (including videos), therefore making their jobs easier yet more effective. Each lesson has a check for understanding (CFU) system to track progress leading up to assessments to ensure mastery of skills learned.

 More at: https://www.autoauto.ai.

Presenters
avatar for Joyce Rigelo

Joyce Rigelo

Chief Learning Officer, AutoAuto
EdTech educator and product developer, co-founder of AutoAuto. I have a great passion for motivating the youth into STEM. On my free time I enjoy rock climbing and cooking.



Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
K

2:45pm

CS Toys and CS Tools
In this session we will discuss methods for initializing student engagement with your computer science program, with an emphasis on honest content previews and equity. We will examine some activities that can be used to give students an experience with computational thinking, as well as some common pitfalls that engagement based recruiting can fall to.

Presentation link

Presenters
avatar for Henry Vo

Henry Vo

Director of the Richardson High School Computer Science Magnet, Richardson ISD
I've been teaching for 13 years (11 years in computer science). Along with my students (past and present) and fellow computer science teachers, we've developed a successful, award-winning, state-recognized computer science program at Richardson High School. Some of the things we do... Read More →
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Aaron Schmidlkofer

Richardson High School


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
C/D

2:45pm

Cybersecurity Education - Resources and More!
How can Cybersecurity be integrated into the classroom or the current curriculum? What is the current state of cyber education in Texas? What are the national norms for cyber education? Why does it matter? Let's take a look at this thought provoking questions and view some valuable resources that can be used in addition to or independently from your current curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Sylvia Wood

Sylvia Wood

Cybersecurity Education - Resources and More!, Leander ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
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3:45pm

Exhibitor Showcase and Device Petting Zoo
The Exhibitor Showcase and Device Petting Zoo allows teachers to meet with vendors and organizations in a relaxed reception environment, while also getting an up-close look at some of the latest devices coming to classrooms in the near future.

EXHIBITORS
• AutoAuto (#14)
• CompuScholar, Inc. (#12)
• Firia Labs (#19)
• GameSalad, Inc. (#15)
• Hacker High School (#2)
• KISS Institute Practical Robotics (#3)
• littleBits (#8)
• MakeCrate (#1)
• Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS (#4)
• Museum of Science Boston (#17)
• National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (#7)
• Project Lead The Way (#13)
• STEM Crafters (#18)
• Tata Consultancy Services (#16)
• Texas Instruments (#11)
• UT Austin - WeTeach_CS (#9 & 10)
• UTeach Professional Development (#5) & UTeach CS Principles (#6)


Exhibitors
avatar for AutoAuto

AutoAuto

joycerigelo@gmail.comA learning Platform for Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence Career Development, AutoAuto.AutoAuto enables teachers to address the STEM education gap using an innovative project-based learning platform. This platform combines an adaptive learning management... Read More →
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Museum of Science Boston

1104chuy@gmail.comThe Museum's MissionThe Museum’s mission is to play a leading role in transforming the nation’s relationship with science and technology.This role becomes ever more important as science and technology shape and reshape our lives and world, and it means we:Promote... Read More →
avatar for National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center

National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center

clairecfloyd@gmail.comWe’re the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC). We offer grant-funded cyber, STEM, and computer science curricula and professional development to K-12 educators at no cost. Our goal is to empower educators as they prepare the next generation... Read More →
avatar for STEM Crafters

STEM Crafters

allen@stemcrafters.comOpening Doorways to High-Tech SkillsTech EdVentures was created in Silicon Valley by Dr. Allen Selis, a visionary educator with nearly three decades of experience in his field. As the headmaster of a private school near Palo Alto, Allen saw a significant disparity... Read More →
avatar for UTeach CS Principles / UTeach Professional Development

UTeach CS Principles / UTeach Professional Development

Carol Ramsey - ramsey@uteach.utexas.eduJackie Burniske - burniske@uteach.utexas.eduSarah Jenevein - jenevein@uteach.utexas.eduUTeach CS Principles is...A classroom-ready curriculum and comprehensive teacher materials that rely on delivery models that are flexible and easy for teachers... Read More →
avatar for CompuScholar, Inc.

CompuScholar, Inc.

chris.yust@compuscholar.comTHE COMPUSCHOLAR MISSIONTo publish computing curricula for use in all learning environments to make it fun and easy for teachers and parents to bring Computer Science and Digital Literacy to their students.THE COMPUSCHOLAR VISIONTo partner with educators... Read More →
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GameSalad, Inc.

tant42@hotmail.comThe GameSalad MissionOur mission is to massively expand Computer Science education in the world and disrupt the way Computer Science is taught. We teach computer science to 4th-12th grade students through our combination of proprietary technology and curriculum... Read More →
avatar for Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments

pschulte@ti.comThe TI-Innovator™ Hub is the centerpiece of the TI-Innovator™ System, a project kit that extends the functionality of our graphing calculators to introduce students to the basics of coding and to make engineering design concepts accessible to students in the classroom... Read More →
avatar for Firia Labs

Firia Labs

geri@firia.comdavid@firia.comFIRIA LABS UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL APPROACHThe program creates real-world learning experiences for students. This is achieved through the use of:Open-ended physical hardware, used to implement meaningful projectsOpen-ended software, integrating development... Read More →
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littleBits

cheryl.gunnip@littlebits.comWhat is littleBits?littlebits is the easiest and most versatile 21st Century tool for invention-based learning.Our ever-growing library of modular snap-together Bits are gender-neutral, age agnostic, and independent of experience or ability.Our STEAM solutions... Read More →
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MakeCrate

katie@makecrate.clubMakeCrate helps teachers bring engineering and coding to the classroom.Free projects and lesson plans to use in your classroom or makerspace!Customized quotes for classroom and makerspace kitsEducator training with professional development credit
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KISS Institute for Practical Robotics

sgoodgame@kipr.orgKISS Institute is a not-for-profit educational organization that uses hands on robotics programs in order to communicate the excitement, knowledge, and practical understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.KIPR MissionKISS Institute for Practical... Read More →
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Hacker High School

kim@isecom.orgCyber Security Skills for the Real World Hacking is a method of problem solving that combines resourcefulness, logic, creativity, and study. Hacker Highschool helps teens learn hacking as a method to figure out how things work (such as with the Scientific Method) and... Read More →
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Tata Consultancy Services

serene.gallegos@tcs.comHelping Clients Create the FutureTCS combines tech expertise and business intelligence to catalyze change and deliver results.TCS Mentors Inspire Kids to Study STEMThe TCS goIT Student Technology Awareness Program inspires the workforce of the future.According... Read More →
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Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS

beckym@tealsk12.org; tonya@tealsk12.org; robert@tealsk12.orgHelp us close the computer science gapComputer Science in Every High SchoolLearning computer science empowers young people to compete in the global economy and pursue careers across all sectors because it teaches students computational thinking and problem solving skills applicable in... Read More →
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Project Lead The Way

tdellinger@pltw.orgProviding Transformative Learning ExperiencesProject Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Atrium
 
Wednesday, June 19
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday June 19, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Ballroom

8:00am

Plenary Session: Patti Ordóñez - The Importance of Data Science for Puerto Rico Post Hurricane María
Data science is an interdisciplinary field that tackles complex problems using statistics, computing, math and domain knowledge.  The impact of data science in Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria was unforeseeable. Seeing Puerto Rico as a microcosm of the United States, I will demonstrate why it is important for all students and teachers in the US to learn how to do data science.

Presenters
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Patti Ordóñez

Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras
I am an Associate Professor in the Computer Science faculty at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras and thereby fulfilling two lifelong and one unexpected midlife dreams - living in a Spanish speaking country, having the opportunity to make a greater difference in the world, and becoming a professor. My research interests are in applying machine learning, data mining, and visualization... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Ballroom

8:00am

TEX2 Convening
THIS SESSION IS FOR TEX2 PARTICIPANTS ONLY - In this special extended morning session, all attendees who were a part of the Texas Teacher Externships project (teacher externs, project directors, industry partners, etc.) will gather for our own keynote speaker from Dell, hear from representatives from TEA, and have time to share learnings and plan for the future with their school teams and others!

Agenda
  • 8 - 9 a.m. Keynote Speaker, Sonny Quintanilla, Dell 
  • 9 - 9:30 a.m. Introductions, reactions, and small group discussion time
  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Presentation by Shane Thomas and Alyssa Reinhart, TEA
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Small group resource share and "next steps" planning time with Dell employees and members of TEA 

TEX2 Participating Organizations
- Connally ISD
- Crowley ISD
- ESC Region 2
- ESC Region 8
- ESC Region 16
- ESC Region 19
- ESC Region 20
- Harlingen CISD
- Hays CISD
- Judson ISD
- Leadership Prep School
- NASA Texas Space Grant STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES)
- NCTC
- Rice University School Mathematics Project
- Roscoe Collegiate ISD
- United ISD
- UTMB
- UTPB
- Wayside Schools
- Youth Code Jam



Presenters
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Ellie Goldberg

Project Manager, STEM Center, UT Austin
ellie.goldberg@utexas.edu
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Alyssa Reinhart

Director of Strategy and Resources, CCMP Division, Texas Education Agency
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Sonny Quintanilla

Software Architect, Dell
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Shane Thomas

Work-Based Learning Program Specialist, Texas Education Agency



Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:00am - 11:30am
E (Left side of Ballroom)

9:00am

15 Min. Break
Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am

9:15am

Cybersecurity Capture-The-Flag Competitions: The How-To's, Getting Started, and Resources
Cybersecurity is the hottest topic in computer science education. We see the term "cybersecurity," but we do really know what it takes? How does one get started with cybersecurity? How do we get our students engaged and motivated? What does it involve? This session will cover capture-the-flag cybersecurity contests and resources for high school students. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop with internet access.

Presentation link

Presenters
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Aaron Schmidlkofer

Richardson High School
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Henry Vo

Director of the Richardson High School Computer Science Magnet, Richardson ISD
I've been teaching for 13 years (11 years in computer science). Along with my students (past and present) and fellow computer science teachers, we've developed a successful, award-winning, state-recognized computer science program at Richardson High School. Some of the things we do... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
H

9:15am

How to Engage Your School Counselor as an Ally in the Effort to Increase Student Access to Computer Science Education and Careers
School counselors are eager to direct students to viable education and career opportunities. Consider these key points for collaboration as you plan to meet with counselors to discuss ways their professional responsibilities align with your goals to increase student access to computing.

Presenters
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Sarah Cable

Lead Counselor, Pflugerville HS/PFISD
Talk to me about your childhood collections, random facts and your favorite movie!
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Julie Petrus

College and Career/Dual Credit Counselor, Hays HS/Hayscisd
I am the College and Career/Dual Credit Counselor at Jack C Hays High School in Buda, Texas. As a certified C4C consultant, I look forward to helping you build a relationship with your counselor in your quest to "grow" your program.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
K

9:15am

Resources for Implementing CS into the Classroom, Elem through HS
The focus of this session will be to share CS resources for use in the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Most resources will be free to use, either by intend of publisher, or by trial / limited use license. Resources that require paid subscription will be identified. This will be a hands-on interactive participation and exploration session.
Participants should bring their own WiFi connected devices on which they can explore resources presented. Participants will be provided a bit.ly link to a Google doc containing links to resources.
Target audience for this session is CS teachers of 0 to 5 years experience, although more experienced teachers may find resources useful.

Presenters
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Randle Moore

Computer Science Teacher / Trainer, The University of Texas at Austin - WeTeach_CS
WeTeach_CS educates, empowers, and inspires K-12 CS teachers, administrators, professional development providers, and university instructors to realize the vision of CSforALL. The STEM Center at The University of Texas at Austin serves as the backbone organization for the WeTeach_CS... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
AMES

9:15am

Code.Org CS FUNdamentals
Is this your first glimpse into computer science and want to learn a free and easy way to start without too much stress or fuss? If so, this is the place for you. Code.Org is a nonprofit organization that offers FREE professional development, FREE curriculum and FREE lesson plans geared towards each individual grade level in K-5. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

Presenters
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Valerie Astorga

CS Fundamentals Facilitator, Code.org
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Janice Barnett

CS Fundamentals Facilitator, Code.org
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Gianna Colson

Teacher, La Feria ISD
- Code.Org CS Fundamentals Facilitator- Google CS First Facilitator- Scratch Coding Program Facilitator- Logo Institute Facilitator- Pre-AP Science & STEAM Teacher- Rio Grande Valley Science Association Board Member at Large- Science Teachers Association of Texas Treasurer


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
J

9:15am

Algorithms—Using Simple Manipulatives to Teach Complex Concepts
This interactive session gives teachers some valuable lesson ideas on using logic puzzles to teach critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving, as well as helping students better understand the concept of algorithms. Be prepared to move around and interact with other participants in a simulated classroom experience.

Presenters
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David Ruf

Teacher and Code.org CS Discoveries Facilitator, South Summit School District in Kamas, Utah.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
BELFORT

9:15am

Summer Camps to Build Your Budget and Your club
Summer camps that cost almost nothing but raise thousands to build leadership in your Students as they host. Students teaching students and raising money doing what they love: Robotics.

Presenters
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Angela Jumper

Teacher, Granbury High School
I have a passion for programming and security and love to prepare youth for the cyber careers of tomorrow. I coach Cyber Patriot for 4 yrs, CS Programming for 3 yrs and Robotics for 1 year. I love teaching Game development and instilling a love for technology in future generation... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
G

10:15am

15 Min. Break
Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am

10:30am

Hands-On, Minds-On: Teaching Computing and 21st Century Skills through Engineering Design
Discover a program that empowers students to develop and apply computational thinking skills to solve "real world" problems in a project-based environment. Engineering Applications of Computer Science Principles is a year-long, design-based high school course that integrates computer science (CS) with engineering design. Developed by University of Texas Engineering and Computer Engineering faculty, experienced secondary teachers and curriculum developers, and engineers with decades of industry experience, this hands-on course engages students in authentic engineering and CS practices. Come learn how we scaffold student acquisition and application of CS principles across a series of engaging and socially relevant design challenges.

Presenters
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Cheryl Farmer

Director of Precollege Engneering Education Initiatives, The University of Texas at Austin
cheryl.farmer@mail.utexas.eduI have worked at the interface of secondary and post-secondary engineering education for more than a decade. As the founding program director of the NSF-funded UTeachEngineering program, I have led the development, launch, and growth of an innovative high... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
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10:30am

Securing Grants and Funding (Panel)
Come hear tips and tricks to secure funding through foundations and grants for your CS classroom!

Presenters
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Amy Carrell

Assistant Director for Outreach & Strategic Planning, UT Austin STEM Center
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Walter Doyle

Senior Director of New School Activation, DonorsChoose.org
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Debi Pfitzenmaier

Executive Director, Youth Code Jam
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Lisa Richardson

Math Teacher, Clear Brook High School in Clear Creek ISD


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
AMES

10:30am

Introduction to Programming with MIT’s Scratch
NOTE: Please bring a laptop, tablet, or chromebook to this session.
Have you ever wanted to learn about drag-and-drop programming but don’t know where to start? This hour-long introductory course is for you! We will be starting at the beginning with creating accounts and crafting simple programs. By the end, you will have the skills to make a simple video game (and bring what you've learned back to your school!). Perfect for teachers of grades 3 through 8.

Presenters
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Ryan Torbey

President, Computer Science Teachers Association - Central Texas


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
J

10:30am

Sprite Lab - Code.org’s Newest Open-Ended Tool!
Code.org’s free resources teach students coding with visual blocks. You may have done the Hour of Code or perhaps your school is teaching coding and computer science. You’ve used the Hour of Code tutorials with your students, or perhaps even taught the Code.org A-F curriculum, now it’s time for open ended projects! The newly released Sprite Lab is designed to allow students to imagine and creative expressive, interesting projects and games. In this session, you will learn how to integrate the newly released Sprite Lab into your grade 4+ class.

Presenters
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Susan Reeves

Consultant & Facilitator, Region 20 ESC
Talk to me about all things technology integration! I am a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer and Seesaw Ambassador and love introducing new technology tools to students and teachers that enhance and complement their work. I am certified in Computer Science for 8-12... Read More →



Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
K

10:30am

3D Printing—Unlocking Student Creativity with Easy and Applicable Lessons
Teachers will be introduced to individual and group lessons that allow students to create and collaborate as they design, model and 3D print their own logic puzzles. Both experienced and novice 3D modelers will gain valuable insights on ways to introduce and reinforce students within the increasingly important world of 3D printing.

Presenters
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David Ruf

Teacher and Code.org CS Discoveries Facilitator, South Summit School District in Kamas, Utah.


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
BELFORT

10:30am

WeTeach_CyberSecurity, The New CS Pathway
Cybersecurity is now, more than ever, a critical part of our lives. Bad actors are lurking and preying on the unprepared - we must match and exceed their efforts. Students need to be prepared to join the ranks of cybersecurity professionals to help protect our interconnected world. Come hear from cybersecurity professionals and educators about the state of this critical industry, explore the TEKS for new cyber courses Texas is now offering, and the new pathway your students can join to prepare for the workplace.

Presenters
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John B Owen

CS Professional Development Specialist, UT Austin STEM Center
John B. Owen is a founding member of WeTeach_CS, in partnership with Dr. Carol Fletcher and Amy Carrell, and serves as the chief writer and producer of all computer science related professional development. This includes several projects since 2015, including in-person workshops for... Read More →
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Tommy Gober

Curr Dev Specialsit, NICERC
I am a former classroom teacher in Texas where I taught Computer Science, Networking, Computer Hardware, and Computer Programming. I have served on several states' standards committees, most recently Texas' Cybersecurity standards committee. I am a doctoral candidate with a research... Read More →
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John F Owen

Practice Manager, Data & Analytics, Set Solutions
John Owen is a Cybersecurity professional with more than 10 years of experience in physical and cybersecurity, network management and support, combined with a strong academic background in Digital Forensics and Mathematics. He currently leads the Data & Analytics practice at Set... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
H

11:30am

15 Min. Break
Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am

11:45am

Lunch / Closing Session, DonorsChoose.org and Door Prizes!
Walter Doyle will give attendees an overview on DonorsChoose.org, insight on current funding opportunities, and a chance to brainstorm innovative ideas. Learn how to break down larger projects into fundable grants, and how to keep your donors coming back with each new project. And Door Prizes!!

Presenters
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Carol Fletcher

Director, Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC), The University of Texas at Austin
carol.fletcher@utexas.eduDr. Carol Fletcher is the Deputy Director of the Center for STEM Education at UT Austin. In that capacity, she directs several statewide professional development programs for STEM teachers such as the TRC and WeTeach_CS, serving over 10,000 educators annually... Read More →
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Walter Doyle

Senior Director of New School Activation, DonorsChoose.org


Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Ballroom