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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

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 10:00am - 11:00am
BELFORT

1:15pm

Resourcepalooza - Engaging K-5 with Computational Thinking and Computer Science
Attendees with be exposed to a Resourcepalooza during this session that will help introduce their K-5 students to computational thinking and computer science. Exposing students at an elementary age to computational thinking helps pave the pathway into computer science in middle and high school. Come learn about a Palooza of great resources that are out there for elementary teachers and get some hands-on exposure to as many as possible in a 1 hr session. You won't want to miss this Resourcepalooza! Please bring a device to this session.

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 →
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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 1:15pm - 2:15pm
BELFORT

2:30pm

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
BELFORT
 
Tuesday, June 18
 

2:45pm

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
BELFORT
 
Wednesday, June 19
 

9:15am

Code.Org CS FUNdamentals
Is this your first glimpse into computer science and want to learn a free and easy way to start without too much stress or fuss? If so, this is the place for you. Code.Org is a nonprofit organization that offers FREE professional development, FREE curriculum and FREE lesson plans geared towards each individual grade level in K-5. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

Presenters
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Valerie Astorga

CS Fundamentals Facilitator, Code.org
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Janice Barnett

CS Fundamentals Facilitator, Code.org
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Gianna Colson

Teacher, La Feria ISD
- Code.Org CS Fundamentals Facilitator- Google CS First Facilitator- Scratch Coding Program Facilitator- Logo Institute Facilitator- Pre-AP Science & STEAM Teacher- Rio Grande Valley Science Association Board Member at Large- Science Teachers Association of Texas Treasurer


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
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