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Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center – Georgetown, TX

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

10:00am

Building Computational Thinking Classrooms
I want my students to be excited about Computational Thinking and self-starters when tackling programming projects. And I am willing to bet that you feel the same way! Building Thinking Classrooms has been a transformative approach to teaching mathematics and science for years. So why aren’t we doing it in CS?? In this session, we will introduce proven strategies of collaboration and problem solving that will unlock your student’s potential and build engaging classrooms where kids think computationally.

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 10:00am - 11:00am
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10:00am

WeTeach_CyberSecurity, The New CS Pathway
Cybersecurity is now, more than ever, a critical part of our lives. Bad actors are lurking and preying on the unprepared - we must match and exceed their efforts. Students need to be prepared to join the ranks of cybersecurity professionals to help protect our interconnected world. Come hear from cybersecurity professionals and educators about the state of this critical industry, explore the TEKS for new cyber courses Texas is now offering, and the new pathway your students can join to prepare for the workplace.

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 →
avatar for John F Owen

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 →
avatar for John B Owen

John B Owen

CS Professional Development Specialist, UT Austin STEM Center
John B. Owen is a founding member of WeTeach_CS, in partnership with Dr. Carol Fletcher and Amy Carrell, and serves as the chief writer and producer of all computer science related professional development. This includes several projects since 2015, including in-person workshops for... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
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Tuesday, June 18
 

1:30pm

Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers
Learn foundational computer science concepts and content to challenge the Texas CS 8-12 (TExES 241) and Praxis exams.

Presenters
avatar for John B Owen

John B Owen

CS Professional Development Specialist, UT Austin STEM Center
John B. Owen is a founding member of WeTeach_CS, in partnership with Dr. Carol Fletcher and Amy Carrell, and serves as the chief writer and producer of all computer science related professional development. This includes several projects since 2015, including in-person workshops for... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Wednesday, June 19
 

10:30am

WeTeach_CyberSecurity, The New CS Pathway
Cybersecurity is now, more than ever, a critical part of our lives. Bad actors are lurking and preying on the unprepared - we must match and exceed their efforts. Students need to be prepared to join the ranks of cybersecurity professionals to help protect our interconnected world. Come hear from cybersecurity professionals and educators about the state of this critical industry, explore the TEKS for new cyber courses Texas is now offering, and the new pathway your students can join to prepare for the workplace.

Presenters
avatar for John B Owen

John B Owen

CS Professional Development Specialist, UT Austin STEM Center
John B. Owen is a founding member of WeTeach_CS, in partnership with Dr. Carol Fletcher and Amy Carrell, and serves as the chief writer and producer of all computer science related professional development. This includes several projects since 2015, including in-person workshops for... Read More →
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 →
avatar for John F Owen

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 →


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