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The University of Texas at Austin [clear filter]
Monday, June 17
 

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
avatar for Ryan Torbey

Ryan Torbey

President, Computer Science Teachers Association - Central Texas


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

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 →
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 →
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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
 
Tuesday, June 18
 

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

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
 
Wednesday, June 19
 

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

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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