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Youth Code Jam [clear filter]
Monday, June 17
 

2:30pm CDT

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
avatar for Sarah Horvath

Sarah Horvath

Curriculum Coordinator, Youth Code Jam


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

2:30pm CDT

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 CDT
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Tuesday, June 18
 

11:00am CDT

#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 CDT
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1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
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2:45pm CDT

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 CDT
BELFORT