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

10:00am CDT

Build It, and They Will Come: Learn How IBM Volunteers Built #IBMCyberDay4Girls
#IBMCyberDay4Girls promotes cybersecurity awareness among middle school girls. Learn how and why IBM volunteers created this one-day program. Educators will leave this session equipped to engage with IBM volunteers to deliver #IBMCyberDay4Girls in its entirety or may be inspired to create a program of their own using IBM volunteer activity kits.

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Brittany Barnes

Cloud and Cognitive Software Engineer, IBM
Software developer at IBM Security with a background in computer science and discrete mathematics. I enjoy travel, concerts, gardening, and video games My day job doesn't involve open source, but I became interested in open source from hearing about it and joined a jump start program... Read More →

Ann Graham

Program Manager IBM Developer Jumpstart, IBM

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

1:15pm CDT

Using Design Thinking to Develop Video Game Elements
In this hands-on session, computer science teachers will work in teams and use design thinking to create video game elements for specific super-heroes or villains. These elements may range from buildings, gadgets, vehicles, clothing, and inventions. Participants will use the Extraordinaries Design Studio Pro Kit throughout the session and will take away design thinking methods for effective ideation that could be applied to narrative, character, and world or level design in video or analog games. Takeaways will include guiding design thinking principles that can be used independent of the Extraordinaries' kit.


Edgardo Irizarry

Manager of Projects and Products, School of Design and Creative Technologies, UT Austin

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

2:30pm CDT

Girls Go CyberStart and Innovative Approaches to Cybersecurity Education
In this panel I will discuss what the state is doing to help high school and college students engage in cybersecurity career opportunities while improving the public’s general awareness of cybersecurity issues. Some specific points of interest are the Annual SANS Girls Go CyberStart Competition and the DIR Cybersecurity PSA competition.


Morgan Floyd

Education and Outreach Specialist, Texas Department of Information Resources

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

9:45am CDT

Introduction to Programming with MIT’s Scratch
NOTE: Please bring a laptop, tablet, or chromebook to this session.
Have you ever wanted to learn about drag-and-drop programming but don’t know where to start? This hour-long introductory course is for you! We will be starting at the beginning with creating accounts and crafting simple programs. By the end, you will have the skills to make a simple video game (and bring what you've learned back to your school!). Perfect for teachers of grades 3 through 8.

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Ryan Torbey

Project Specialist, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
rtorbey@tacc.utexas.eduRyan Torbey is a computer science education advocate and former technology teacher. He is employed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) as a Project Specialist as he pursues his PhD in STEM Education at the University of Texas. His research focuses... Read More →

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

11:00am CDT

100Kin10 Listening Session
You are invited to join a Listening Session to share your experiences and perspective as a STEM teacher. We want to hear your opinions, ideas, struggles, and successes to help inform and share insights around STEM education and programs with 100Kin10 as we work to shine a national spotlight on the need for great STEM teaching.

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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 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
  K-12, Leadership

1:30pm CDT

Growing Teacher Advocacy Leaders
Are you curious about expanding your role as a advocate for computer science education? Come to this session to learn about local and national opportunities to better understand and speak out about expanding CS education. Your knowledge, experience, and expertise can drive the CS for All movement.

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Ryan Torbey

Project Specialist, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
rtorbey@tacc.utexas.eduRyan Torbey is a computer science education advocate and former technology teacher. He is employed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) as a Project Specialist as he pursues his PhD in STEM Education at the University of Texas. His research focuses... Read More →
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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

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

2:45pm CDT

Sphero Your Escape by Solving Equations!
Can you figure out the math to help your Jedi escape the Death Star? Wanting to try out some STEM with computer science and math together in your classroom? Here you will see some ideas for integrating math and Sphero to engage and motivate students to learn and apply the important concept of multi-step equations. Participants will get to experience a galactic adventure with a Star Wars themed Sphero math maze and receive copies of all activities to use in their classroom. Activities can be easily built upon to increase coding and computer science in your STEM classroom with Sphero. Come prepared to learn, have fun, and escape from the Galactic Empire’s most revered space station. Download the Sphero Edu app from Google Play or the App Store prior to the session to be able to use your own device to aid in your escape (optional).


Valerie Blackburn

Outreach Assistant Director, UTMB Office of Educational Outreach
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Lisa Richardson

Math Teacher, Clear Brook High School in Clear Creek ISD

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

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