Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center – Georgetown, TX
K-12 [clear filter]
Monday, June 17

10:00am CDT

Planning and Implementing a Coherent, Sustainable PreK - 12 Computer Science Continuum (Panel)
Attendees will understand the components of a PreK-12 CS continuum that includes coordinated, aligned programming and an emphasis on teacher training.

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Project Lead The Way

Director of School Success, Project Lead The Way
Tina Dellinger: tdellinger@pltw.orgApril Moon: amoon@pltw.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectleadtheway?sk=wallTwitter: https://twitter.com/PLTWorgWhether building apps to meet client needs or exploring cybersecurity, PLTW Computer Science engages students in interdisciplinary activities that not only build knowledge and skills in computer science, but also empower students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, criti... Read More →

Susan Jones

Midway ISD

Kirsten Prud'Homme

STEAM Coordinator, Joe Lee Johnson STEAM Academy
I am the STEAM Coordinator at Joe Lee Johnson Elementary STEAM Academy. For the past 3 years, I have worked closely with students and teachers to deliver and create integrated lessons that use the engnineering design process.

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

1:15pm CDT

Create a Blended Learning Classroom
Blended learning combines technology-driven, online learning with teacher led instruction to maximize a personalized learning experience for students. Blended learning involves rethinking class structure, use of time, and allocation of resources. The goal of blended learning is to increase student learning and achievement by using the best instructional strategies, and fostering a personalized, highly productive learning environment of engaged students. In this session, participants will engage in a blended learning simulation, become familiar with tools and strategies indicative of a blended learning environment, and discuss with colleagues, enabling teachers to develop systems for creating their own blended learning classroom.

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Jackie Burniske

Director, K-12 Initiatives at UTeach, University of Texas at Austin

Monday June 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT

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!

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Paula Harris

Senior Vice President of Community and Foundation, Astros Foundation

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Shaina Glass

Prof. Learning Manager/ Reg. Partner Manager, CSTA/ UT-Austin
Shaina Glass has been in education for the last 16 years, educating students and teachers alike. Her goal has always been to share her knowledge and love of learning in new, innovative ways with ALL Learners (young and older).Shaina is a conference presenter, a CS policy advocator... Read More →
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Della Cooper-Benavides

Computer Science Teacher, Brownsville ISD
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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 →
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Matthew Cushing

Project Staff, Rice University
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
Tuesday, June 18

9:45am CDT

Women in Computer Science - A Panel of High School, Higher Education and Career Trailblazers (Panel)
We’ve read the research, we’ve heard about the missing figures, but what do we really know about the current landscape for women in computer science and computer science education? Representing the full continuum of CS from high school to career, panelists will share about the spark that led them to pursue CS and outline real actions that CS advocates and educators can take to ensure that more women have the opportunity to make waves in CS and computing. 

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Sarah Dunton

ECEP Alliance Director, ECEP Alliance
Talk to me about: Building networks to sustain state broadening participation in CS efforts; Diversity in computing; Data & landscape reports; ECEP & the NSF BPC Alliance work


Tasha Janicek

Teacher, Nixon-Smiley Middle School
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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 →
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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 →

Crystal Riley

Software Engineer, Google
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Sally Lemkemeier

Recent CS Graduate, CS Education Researcher, Princeton University
Sally has researched Computer Science Education extensively while earning her CS degree. She is especially interested in making CS more accessible to women and minority groups, and increasing exposure to CS in rural and low-income schools. She has written two papers with the help... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT

2:45pm CDT

Conquering CS with Autonomous Robots!
Hands on robots! Participants will program robots in c programing language. See how easy it is to meet district standards and implement in a classroom or after school environment. No experience needed.


Ashley Borgerding

STEM+C Specialist, KISS Institute for Practical Robotics

Carol Goodgame

STEM + C Specialist, Kiss Institute For Practical Robotics
Carol Goodgame is a STEM Coordinator at the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. Mrs. Goodgame transitioned from teaching to a STEM Specialist at OU where she helped design and provide professional development for teachers. She volunteered for 7 years in the 6-12th grade Botball... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
Wednesday, June 19

10:30am CDT

Securing Grants and Funding (Panel)
Come hear tips and tricks to secure funding through foundations and grants for your CS classroom!

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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 →
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Walter Doyle

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

Executive Director, Youth Code Jam
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Lisa Richardson

Math Teacher, Clear Brook High School in Clear Creek ISD

Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT

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