Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center – Georgetown, TX
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Monday, June 17

10:00am CDT

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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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

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!


Judy Hicks

Texas Instruments
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Curtis Brown

Math Specialist, Texas Instruments Inc.
Curtis taught mathematics and AP® Statistics for several years in Pasadena, TX and spent 5 years working for the National Math and Science Initiative as the Statistics Curriculum Coordinator. He currently works as the Math Segment manager at Texas Instruments Inc. Since starting... Read More →

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

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.

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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 →

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

9:45am CDT

Women in Computer Science - A Panel of High School, Higher Education and Career Trailblazers (Panel)
We’ve read the research, we’ve heard about the missing figures, but what do we really know about the current landscape for women in computer science and computer science education? Representing the full continuum of CS from high school to career, panelists will share about the spark that led them to pursue CS and outline real actions that CS advocates and educators can take to ensure that more women have the opportunity to make waves in CS and computing. 

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Sarah Dunton

ECEP Alliance Director, ECEP Alliance
Talk to me about: Building networks to sustain state broadening participation in CS efforts; Diversity in computing; Data & landscape reports; ECEP & the NSF BPC Alliance work


Tasha Janicek

Teacher, Nixon-Smiley Middle School
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Kyla Guru

Founder/CEO, Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity
Kyla has always dreamed of being an influential figure in the field of STEM while inspiring others to do the same. Starting her tech-journey at the age of 7 by learning Scratch, Web Design, and Lego Mindstorms, Kyla instantly grew a curiosity to explore the possibilities with technology... Read More →
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Patti Ordóñez

Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras
I am an Associate Professor in the Computer Science faculty at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras and thereby fulfilling two lifelong and one unexpected midlife dreams - living in a Spanish speaking country, having the opportunity to make a greater difference in the world, and becoming a professor. My research interests are in applying machine learning, data mining, and visualization... Read More →

Crystal Riley

Software Engineer, Google
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Sally Lemkemeier

Recent CS Graduate, CS Education Researcher, Princeton University
Sally has researched Computer Science Education extensively while earning her CS degree. She is especially interested in making CS more accessible to women and minority groups, and increasing exposure to CS in rural and low-income schools. She has written two papers with the help... Read More →

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

11:00am CDT

#PlanAJam: Hosting a Community Code Jam at Your School
Youth Code Jams are scalable, hands-on events bringing together kids, parents and volunteers to learn and grow with code. With powerful outcomes, Jams have the potential to increase diversity and equity in computer science. In 2018-19, more than 36 schools across Texas hosted their own Jams, building excitement around computer science and inspiring students to see themselves in the technology-driven jobs of the future. Join the fun...learn all the logistics, including activity stations, volunteer recruitment and fundraising needed to bring this Texas-born and bred event to your school.

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Debi Pfitzenmaier

Executive Director, Youth Code Jam

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

1:30pm CDT

Google CS First
Get a first hand look at Google's FREE computer science program with FREE instructional and club materials geared towards 4th-8th graders. Google offers 3 Easier Activities (High Seas Activity, Gumball's Coding Adventure, Create Your Own Google Logo), 2 Easier Club Modules (Storytelling, Music & Sound), 3 Moderate Club Modules (Friends, Fashion & Design, Art), 3 Challenging Club Modules (Social Media, Sports, Game Design), and 1 Advanced Club Module (Animation) all of which are 100% FREE.

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Susan F. Reeves

Consultant, Digital Age Learning, Education Service Center, Region 20
Talk to me about all things technology integration and computer science! I am a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, Discovery Education Certified Trainer, Edpuzzle and Wakelet certified and hold many other industry certifications. I am a Seesaw Ambassador and love... Read More →
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Gianna Colson

K-12 STEM Engagement, Nuclear Power Institute
Gianna is currently a K-12 STEM Engagement Program Specialist at the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI), a joint center of Texas A&M University (TAMU) and Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). Gianna is also a science and STEM consultant, presenting and facilitating teacher training... Read More →

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