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Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center – Georgetown, TX

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Monday, June 17
 

8:00am CDT

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

EPIC Director for Outreach, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
acarrell@tacc.utexas.eduAmy Carrell joined TACC in 2019 as the EPIC Director of Outreach to broaden participation in K12 computer science across Texas and the nation. She leads efforts on the WeTeach_CS program and directs the Code.org Regional Partner for Texas. Prior to joining... Read More →


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

11:30am CDT

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

EPIC Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
cfletcher@tacc.utexas.eduDr. Carol Fletcher directs Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC), a research and service unit of TACC launched in 2019 that focuses on broadening participation in K20 computing pathways. Carol is the former Deputy Director of the STEM Center in UT Austin's... Read More →
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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 →


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

3:45pm CDT

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

Project Specialist, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
rtorbey@tacc.utexas.eduRyan Torbey is a computer science education advocate and former technology teacher. He is employed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) as a Project Specialist as he pursues his PhD in STEM Education at the University of Texas. His research focuses... Read More →


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

7:30am CDT

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

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Ballroom

12:15pm CDT

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

Carol Fletcher

EPIC Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
cfletcher@tacc.utexas.eduDr. Carol Fletcher directs Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC), a research and service unit of TACC launched in 2019 that focuses on broadening participation in K20 computing pathways. Carol is the former Deputy Director of the STEM Center in UT Austin's... Read More →

Staff
avatar for Amy Carrell

Amy Carrell

EPIC Director for Outreach, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
acarrell@tacc.utexas.eduAmy Carrell joined TACC in 2019 as the EPIC Director of Outreach to broaden participation in K12 computer science across Texas and the nation. She leads efforts on the WeTeach_CS program and directs the Code.org Regional Partner for Texas. Prior to joining... Read More →


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

3:45pm CDT

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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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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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 →
avatar for Greg Rousos

Greg Rousos

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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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 CDT
Atrium
 
Wednesday, June 19
 

7:00am CDT

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

11:45am CDT

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

EPIC Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
cfletcher@tacc.utexas.eduDr. Carol Fletcher directs Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC), a research and service unit of TACC launched in 2019 that focuses on broadening participation in K20 computing pathways. Carol is the former Deputy Director of the STEM Center in UT Austin's... Read More →
avatar for Walter Doyle

Walter Doyle

Senior Director of New School Activation, DonorsChoose.org


Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm CDT
Ballroom
  All Participants, General Session