This program is designed to instruct teachers in cybersecurity in support of the GenCyber principles and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The camp is designed to introduce, develop, and reinforce skill-sets of computer science and information technology in Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers, specifically in cybersecurity topics. This includes the GenCyber teacher program overview concepts. All Texas Teachers are encouraged to attend to learn how to incorporate Cybersecurity into their curriculum!
My Brother’s Keeper Coding Makerspace will be holding a student showcase on Saturday, May 13th from 1-4PM at the Carver Museum in Austin, TX. Coding Makerspace participants will demonstrate the Web VR projects they’ve been working on the during past few months. The program, run by Changing Expectations, is designed to encourage boys and young men of color to get involved in computer science and coding in order to foster an inclusive computing culture.
On June 27, 2017, the Center for STEM Education at The University of Texas at Austin will host the 2017 STEM Leadership Summit in Austin. The goal of this summit is to bring together superintendents, principals, curriculum specialists, teachers, professors and professional development providers who are interested in leadership in STEM to discuss the unique challenges to leading and supporting the work of K-12 STEM. The STEM Leadership Summit will immerse attendees in collaborative experiences focused on the unique needs of STEM leaders.
If attending WeTeach_CS events has taught us anything here in the office, it’s that Texas has some amazing, dedicated, and creative CS teachers. Then there are those who really stand out as inspirations to their students and their fellow teachers. If you happen to know one of these MVPs of CS education, then let us know by nominating them for one of the 2017 WeTeachCS Change Maker Awards. Or perhaps you have an idea for a class project or after school activity that needs a little seed money to get started, then apply today for one of the 2017 WeTeachCS Mini-Grants.