Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center – Georgetown, TX
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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

Building the Computational Mindset in STEM Education to Scale Computer Science For All (Panel)
To integrate the foundational CS skills of pattern recognition, decomposition, abstraction and algorithms and the computational thinking dispositions/practices in K-12. Are you finding roadblocks to scale CS for All? How do you promote STEM integrated thinking through CT/CS? Do other teachers help build the mindset to prepare students; try coding and creating apps? You will be given the opportunity to brainstorm solutions to your unique classroom, school or district. Together is better in dealing with the politics of CS Education!

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Joseph Kmoch

CS Education Consultant, Milwaukee Public Schools
I retired about a dozen years ago after teaching math and computer science for 34 years in Milwaukee Public Schools. While teaching I was involved in AP CS starting with a group of students in Fall, 1983. I became a reader and table leader for free response questions for many years... Read More →
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Sylvia Wood

Cybersecurity Education - Resources and More!, Leander ISD
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John B Owen

Computer Science Project Manager, WeTeach_CS, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
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 →
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Karen North

Computer Science Education Researcher, NCWIT / AAUW
Karen North is a retired computer science, math, and CATE teacher with 30 years experience in public schools. She is a CS4TX.org leader, a Code.org affiliate, NCWIT Houston Aspirations coordinator, AAUW Expanding Your Horizons Conference coordinator, ISTE Computing Teachers Network... Read More →

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

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.

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Tommy Gober

Curriculum Development Specialist, CYBER.ORG
Tommy Gober is a curriculum development specialist for CYBER.ORG and lives in the Houston area. Tommy taught computer science, computer hardware, networking and other technology classes in northeast Texas.He is a doctoral candidate researching cyber education with UTRGV in Brownsville... Read More →

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

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

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

2:45pm CDT

Male or Majority Group Allies: Helping Create Inclusive & Highly Productive Technology Workplaces (Panel)
Male or Majority Group Allies are key for successful change efforts in workplaces or professional environments. While anyone can make change, majority-group allies often have more power and are in a better position to make significant and systemic change within their organization. This allyship can often be fluid  and intersectional with individuals being an ally for their colleagues while at other times needing an ally in certain situations.  Our panel will interview experts on how they view allyship and how to foster a more inclusive and a more productive professional environment.


John Kelly

Regional Affiliate Manager, NCWIT

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Ruth Kyle

Licensed Professional Counselor (former School Counselor), Break the Flow Counseling
I am a C4C conference attendee and presenter. I am also a CS for All supporter - Computer Science definitely affects us all and we all have something to learn.
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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 →

Anna Swinney

Business Relationship Senior Manager, Information Technology, PepsiCo

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

9:15am CDT

Resources for Implementing CS into the Classroom, Elem through HS
The focus of this session will be to share CS resources for use in the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Most resources will be free to use, either by intend of publisher, or by trial / limited use license. Resources that require paid subscription will be identified. This will be a hands-on interactive participation and exploration session.
Participants should bring their own WiFi connected devices on which they can explore resources presented. Participants will be provided a bit.ly link to a Google doc containing links to resources.
Target audience for this session is CS teachers of 0 to 5 years experience, although more experienced teachers may find resources useful.


Randle Moore

Computer Science Teacher / Trainer, The University of Texas at Austin - WeTeach_CS

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

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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