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

1:15pm CDT

CS, ELL and ELA: Si! Podemos!
Calculators and robots in a Language Arts classroom? When this English major turned science teacher was presented with the unique challenge of teaching students who have been in the USA for less than one year, a unique solution was required. Come hear about her adventures, and how technology and computer science were used to increase engagement and contribute to student success. Inspiring hands-on activities for administrators, instructional specialists and teachers to use the technology already present on campus in different ways.

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Lorelei Cummings

Science & ELA Teacher, Lufkin High School
English Major turned Science Teacher with 20+ years in the classroom gives Lorelei Cummings a unique perspective that resembles Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief. She strives for fun, engaging, informative presentations that are easily implemented... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
Tuesday, June 18

11:00am CDT

COMPUTER SCIENCE IN THE REAL WORLD: What Skills do Employers Really Want? (Panel)
This session led by Tom Kyle will explore what skills are required of technology professionals to be successful, and what skills are looked for by hiring managers. We will dig deeper into the broader world of computer programming and technology. We will learn how to help your students differentiate between the skills required to pass a test or a class, and the skills required to be successful in the real world!

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John F Owen

Practice Manager, Data & Analytics, Set Solutions
John Owen is a Cybersecurity professional with more than 10 years of experience in physical and cybersecurity, network management and support, combined with a strong academic background in Digital Forensics and Mathematics. He currently leads the Data & Analytics practice at Set... Read More →

Anna Swinney

Business Relationship Senior Manager, Information Technology, PepsiCo
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Tom Kyle

Cyber Security, Networking & PC Tech Support Teacher, Melissa ISD
This will be my 10th year as a public school teacher. I also have 10 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, and an MBA. Prior to teaching I worked primarily as a computer programmer/analyst and project manager. I've... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

11:00am CDT

Making Games and Learning CS with GameSalad
GameSalad for Education is a game development platform combined with a curriculum that teaches students the computer science concepts used while they create video games. In this session participants will be building a video game while getting a tour of the educator features of GameSalad.

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Tan Tran

CEO & Co-founder, GameSalad, Inc.
Tan Tran is co-founder of GameSalad, Inc. Through its Creator game creation tool and GameSalad for Education platform, GameSalad's mission is to turn game players into game creators.

Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT

1:30pm CDT

Creating Robust CS Programs to Attract Students
How can we encourage middle and high school students to choose Computer Science as a career? What kind of CS course tracks will help us overcome our nationwide shortage of software engineers? How can we overcome common obstacles to offering robust CS programs in your school? Join us for discussion and perspective from Chris Yust, President of CompuScholar and a 20-year veteran of the software engineering industry.

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Chris Yust

President, hosted by Chris Yust
Chris Yust: chris.yust@compuscholar.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CompuScholar/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/CompuScholar.CompuScholar publishes 100% TEKS-aligned Computer Science and Digital Literacy courses for middle and high schools. Our online, turn-key curriculum has been approved by the TEA during Proclamations 2014 and 2017 and is used by many Texas districts. We support our teachers throughout... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT

1:30pm CDT

Texas Funding, Strategic Planning and an Equity Focus to Grow CS in your School or District
Learn to build a K12 CS program for your school or district by combining new funding sources, strategic planning and an equity focus. Combine new Texas legislative funds and existing operational funds for the program, without needing new grants. Explore implementation examples and consider processes to customize a solution for student and teacher CS learning sequences. Identify key elements of the program that support greater participation and equity. Take part in interactive activities throughout to integrate these ideas and your school or district’s challenges and priorities. Leave the session with concrete next steps to grow CS in your school or district.

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Carol Ramsey

UTeach Computer Science Manager, UTeach Computer Science
Work with states and districts to bring equity-focused and inquiry-based computer science experiences to high schools.

Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT

2:45pm CDT

A learning Platform for Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence Career Development

Mini self-driving cars and hands-on content. Teach Python Programming and on-demand STEM content with our ready-made project-based curricula and fun cars.
Please come to our hands-on session or booth to learn how to get started with our cars in your classroom, and for a chance to win one of our cars!

AutoAuto enables teachers to address the STEM education gap using an innovative project-based learning platform. This platform combines an adaptive learning management system with small robotic cars, giving teachers the tools they need to motivate and teach the youth to learn Python Programming, Artificial Intelligence and other on-demand STEM content. Moreover, it equips teachers by delivering programming and technology lessons in various formats (including videos), therefore making their jobs easier yet more effective. Each lesson has a check for understanding (CFU) system to track progress leading up to assessments to ensure mastery of skills learned.

 More at: https://www.autoauto.ai.

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Joyce Rigelo

COO, AutoAuto
EdTech educator and product developer, Co-Founder and COO of AutoAuto. I have a great passion for motivating the youth into STEM. On my free time I enjoy rock climbing and cooking.

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

2:45pm CDT

CS Toys and CS Tools
In this session we will discuss methods for initializing student engagement with your computer science program, with an emphasis on honest content previews and equity. We will examine some activities that can be used to give students an experience with computational thinking, as well as some common pitfalls that engagement based recruiting can fall to.

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Henry Vo

Director of the Richardson High School Computer Science Magnet, Richardson ISD
I've been teaching for 13 years (11 years in computer science). Along with my students (past and present) and fellow computer science teachers, we've developed a successful, award-winning, state-recognized computer science program at Richardson High School. Some of the things we do... Read More →

Aaron Schmidlkofer

Richardson High School

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

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