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Middle School and High School (Grades 6-12) [clear filter]
Monday, June 17
 

10:00am CDT

KIPR Drone Challenge Program - Learning Python Using Autonomous Drones
In this session we will look into the KISS Institute Drone Challenge Curriculum Program. This program at minimum can span one semester and longer. It starts teaching with fundamental programming concepts leading up to more difficult material. Programing taught is in the Python programming language and the program also utilizes the Parrot Mambo MiniDrones and the PyParrot programming library. The session will go over what material is covered in the curriculum and the structure of the program. Some drones will be provided and available during the session so active participants can try their hand at some simple autonomous programming. To actively participate, a laptop (Mac or Windows) is required.

Presenters
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Ashley Borgerding

STEM+C Specialist, KISS Institute for Practical Robotics



Monday June 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
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1:15pm CDT

Connecting Inequalities, Motion, and Code
Interpreting and representing compound inequalities on a number line diagram can be difficult for students. What if we could connect the diagram with physical activity and the engagement of robotic vehicles? In this session we will look at connecting number line diagrams for compound inequalities with logic statements for some simple code. The best part is, no coding experience required!

Presenters
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Judy Hicks

Texas Instruments
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Curtis Brown

Math Specialist, Texas Instruments Inc.
@cb_ltf


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

1:15pm CDT

Using Design Thinking to Develop Video Game Elements
In this hands-on session, computer science teachers will work in teams and use design thinking to create video game elements for specific super-heroes or villains. These elements may range from buildings, gadgets, vehicles, clothing, and inventions. Participants will use the Extraordinaries Design Studio Pro Kit throughout the session and will take away design thinking methods for effective ideation that could be applied to narrative, character, and world or level design in video or analog games. Takeaways will include guiding design thinking principles that can be used independent of the Extraordinaries' kit.

Presenters
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Edgardo Irizarry

Manager of Projects and Products, School of Design and Creative Technologies, UT Austin


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

2:30pm CDT

Hands on Python Coding with CodeBots and micro:bits!
Learn Python coding from a real Industry Expert!

David is an exciting and engaging speaker, with lots of interesting stories to tell about coding in Python for the Internet of Things.

How does CODE apply to Solar Fields, Smart Agriculture, Sports, Art, Entertainment??
...your students need to know - and David has coded applications in ALL these fields!

This is a must-see session - you'll gain SO many insights to bring back to your students!!
  • Are you and your students ready to “graduate from blocks” to a real-world programming language?
  • Want to level-up your AP CSP classes with an engaging project-based coding curriculum?

This session will introduce you to CodeSpace, an exciting new way to teach real text-based code using physical computing devices. Bring your Chromebook or laptop – we’ll provide CodeBot robots and micro:bits for you to connect and program during the session.

Presenters
avatar for David Ewing

David Ewing

President, Firia Labs
David thrives at the intersection of Software, Hardware, and Education. An Electrical Engineer by schooling (Auburn University) and a lifelong student of Computer Science, he’s held Chief Software Architect positions at Nokia and ADTRAN, and helped start Internet of Things company... Read More →


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

Java for Beginners - Tools and Resources
The participants will work through a variety of entry level Java programming problems. The session will also explore various resources including online and printed. Some of these resources are free and others have a fee structure.

Presenters
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Sylvia Wood

Cybersecurity Education - Resources and More!, Leander ISD


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

Utilizing the NICERC Cyber Range
Have your laptop fired up and ready to go for this hands-on session! Tour the NICERC Cyber Range and take a look at how the Linux operating system can be used to work through a series of “hacking” exercises.

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 →


Monday June 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
C/D
 
Tuesday, June 18
 

9:45am CDT

Apply the 5E Model to Computer Science Classes
5E’s, not just for science anymore! Utilizing various unplugged lessons along with their Computer Science curriculum, teachers are able to alter a lesson or unit to follow the 5E model. Student centered, active learning has students engaged in the material and collaborating with their peers is applicable at every level of CS. Examples will use Code.org curriculum; however, the 5E’s can be used with any curriculum.

Presenters
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Laura Harlow

Instructional Assistant Professor, teachHOUSTON/University of Houston


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

9:45am CDT

Bootstrap! Video Game Design for Success in Algebra
Many people naively assume that "Programming = Math", and expect magically higher grades from students who've taken a class in Java, Scratch or Python. In this talk, we will discuss the popular Bootstrap curriculum now in use in many schools across Texas. Bootstrap teaches students to program their own video games using purely algebraic and geometric concepts, and is closely aligned with the State Standards for Mathematics. Find out how teachers are getting involved with Bootstrap, and bringing real Computer Science and rigorous math content to middle and high school students!

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 →


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

9:45am CDT

Introduction to Python
Join this interactive session for a crash course in the basics of the programming language Python. Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more efficiently. It is a widely used general-purpose, high level programming language.

Presenters
avatar for David Ruf

David Ruf

Teacher and Code.org CS Discoveries Facilitator, South Summit School District in Kamas, Utah.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
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  Middle School and High School (Grades 6-12), Expose teachers to tools or resources for teaching CS

9:45am CDT

NICERC Cyber Pathways
See how different schools, districts, and states are building pathways (STEM-based or CTE-based) to prepare their students for the jobs and careers of tomorrow.


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 →


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

9:45am CDT

PLTW Cybersecurity
Project Lead The Way, a non-profit organization, is committed to providing students and teachers with inspiring and relevant learning and teaching experiences in Computer Science and Cybersecurity. Attendees will learn of the fully comprehensive Cybersecurity pathway that includes the AP courses Computer Science Principles and Computer Science A, along with the Cybersecurity course that is now part of the Cybersecurity pathway. Exceptional teacher training is provided for this curriculum that takes teachers to the sites of Computer Science/Cybersecurity Industries so they can see, first hand, the impact of CS and Cybersecurity on a company like Toyota, Lockheed-Martin or Cerner.

Presenters
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Susan Jones

DEBATE, HIGH SCHOOL
Midway ISD
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Tina Dellinger

Senior Director of School Engagement, Project Lead the Way
Tina Dellinger serves as the Texas Senior Director of School Engagement for Project Lead The Way. Tina provides planning and implementation support, technical assistance, works with Post-Secondary and Business Partners and all organizations that support coherent and sustainable STEM... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
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2:45pm CDT

Cybersecurity Education - Resources and More!
How can Cybersecurity be integrated into the classroom or the current curriculum? What is the current state of cyber education in Texas? What are the national norms for cyber education? Why does it matter? Let's take a look at this thought provoking questions and view some valuable resources that can be used in addition to or independently from your current curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Sylvia Wood

Sylvia Wood

Cybersecurity Education - Resources and More!, Leander ISD


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

9:15am CDT

Algorithms—Using Simple Manipulatives to Teach Complex Concepts
This interactive session gives teachers some valuable lesson ideas on using logic puzzles to teach critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving, as well as helping students better understand the concept of algorithms. Be prepared to move around and interact with other participants in a simulated classroom experience.

Presenters
avatar for David Ruf

David Ruf

Teacher and Code.org CS Discoveries Facilitator, South Summit School District in Kamas, Utah.


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

10:30am CDT

3D Printing—Unlocking Student Creativity with Easy and Applicable Lessons
Teachers will be introduced to individual and group lessons that allow students to create and collaborate as they design, model and 3D print their own logic puzzles. Both experienced and novice 3D modelers will gain valuable insights on ways to introduce and reinforce students within the increasingly important world of 3D printing.

Presenters
avatar for David Ruf

David Ruf

Teacher and Code.org CS Discoveries Facilitator, South Summit School District in Kamas, Utah.


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