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

10:00am CDT

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.

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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 10:00am - 11:00am CDT

1:15pm CDT

Create a Blended Learning Classroom
Blended learning combines technology-driven, online learning with teacher led instruction to maximize a personalized learning experience for students. Blended learning involves rethinking class structure, use of time, and allocation of resources. The goal of blended learning is to increase student learning and achievement by using the best instructional strategies, and fostering a personalized, highly productive learning environment of engaged students. In this session, participants will engage in a blended learning simulation, become familiar with tools and strategies indicative of a blended learning environment, and discuss with colleagues, enabling teachers to develop systems for creating their own blended learning classroom.

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Jackie Burniske

Director, K-12 Initiatives at UTeach, University of Texas at Austin

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

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.

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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
Tuesday, June 18

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!

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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 →

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

11:00am CDT

Discrete Math: Activities You Can Use in Your Classroom
In this session, participants will learn about how we can relate discrete math for computer science to a number of other disciplines. Topics will be kept simple and I promise--no proofs (OK, maybe just one). Just a few different activities and ideas to help you show you students how computer science is being used in the liberal arts and other disciplines through discrete math applications.

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Charity Riley-Rose

Teacher, NWECHS

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

1:30pm CDT

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.

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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 →

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
Wednesday, June 19

9:15am CDT

How to Engage Your School Counselor as an Ally in the Effort to Increase Student Access to Computer Science Education and Careers
School counselors are eager to direct students to viable education and career opportunities. Consider these key points for collaboration as you plan to meet with counselors to discuss ways their professional responsibilities align with your goals to increase student access to computing.

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Sarah Cable

Lead Counselor, Pflugerville HS/PFISD
Talk to me about your childhood collections, random facts and your favorite movie!
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Julie Petrus

College and Career/Dual Credit Counselor, Hays HS/Hayscisd
I am the College and Career/Dual Credit Counselor at Jack C Hays High School in Buda, Texas. As a certified C4C consultant, I look forward to helping you build a relationship with your counselor in your quest to "grow" your program.

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

10:30am CDT

Sprite Lab - Code.org’s Newest Open-Ended Tool!
Code.org’s free resources teach students coding with visual blocks. You may have done the Hour of Code or perhaps your school is teaching coding and computer science. You’ve used the Hour of Code tutorials with your students, or perhaps even taught the Code.org A-F curriculum, now it’s time for open ended projects! The newly released Sprite Lab is designed to allow students to imagine and creative expressive, interesting projects and games. In this session, you will learn how to integrate the newly released Sprite Lab into your grade 4+ class.

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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 →

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

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