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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
avatar for Patti Ordóñez

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
avatar for Ellie Goldberg

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
avatar for Shane Thomas

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.

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
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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
avatar for Sarah Cable

Sarah Cable

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

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
avatar for Randle Moore

Randle Moore

Computer Science Teacher / Trainer, FAMILY EDUCATORS ALLIANCE OF SOUTH TEXAS
Randle Moore has been teaching high school Computer Science since 2006. Courses taught include CS A AP and CS Principles AP. Randle’s high school teaching experience ranges from a small private school environment to a Texas 6A high school of over 3000 enrollment. Before moving to... 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... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
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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
avatar for David Ruf

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
avatar for Angela Jumper

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.edu | I 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... 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
avatar for Amy Carrell

Amy Carrell

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

Walter Doyle

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

Debi Pfitzenmaier

Executive Director, Youth Code Jam
avatar for Lisa Richardson

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
avatar for Ryan Torbey

Ryan Torbey

President, Computer Science Teachers Association - Central Texas


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
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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
avatar for Susan Reeves

Susan Reeves

Consultant & Facilitator, ESC Region 20 & Code.org
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
avatar for David Ruf

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
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 →
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 →
avatar for John F Owen

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
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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
avatar for Carol Fletcher

Carol Fletcher

Deputy Director, STEM Center, UT 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 Walter Doyle

Walter Doyle

Senior Director of New School Activation, DonorsChoose.org


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