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Rice University Office of STEM Engagement [clear filter]
Monday, June 17
 

10:00am CDT

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 →
avatar for Matthew  Cushing

Matthew Cushing

Executive Director, Office of STEM Engagement at Rice
Executive Director for the Office of STEM Engagement at Rice. Oversee all facets of the department. R-STEM offers teacher professional development, student summer camps, outreach, and broader impacts support for Rice faculty in STEM disciplines.


Monday June 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
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2:30pm CDT

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
avatar for Della Cooper-Benavides

Della Cooper-Benavides

Computer Science Teacher, Brownsville ISD
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 →
avatar for Matthew  Cushing

Matthew Cushing

Executive Director, Office of STEM Engagement at Rice
Executive Director for the Office of STEM Engagement at Rice. Oversee all facets of the department. R-STEM offers teacher professional development, student summer camps, outreach, and broader impacts support for Rice faculty in STEM disciplines.


Monday June 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
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Tuesday, June 18
 

9:45am CDT

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 CDT
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