Karen North, Texas’ own Computer Science Champion of Change, along with Pamela Ossorio (Pin Oak MS, Houston ISD) will be presenting Coding in the Arts at the 2017 Houston Arts Partners Conference on Saturday, September 16 at 10:30 AM. This STEAM focused session, combining computer science thinking with creative skills, pairs well with the HAP conference theme, Better Together, which seeks to integrate arts education with other subjects.

About Coding in the Arts

STEAM into “Computer Science for All” by coding in the arts. STEM builds the roots and stems, but Art adds the flowers. Today with apps using block programming, coding graphics is easy. We must prepare the mindset of every child to communicate with computing devices – 50% of jobs might be automated by 2032. With limited funding and time, combining computer science skills and art education can save both time and money, and create a lucrative creative career path. Participate in activities to create Mondrian art, digital flowers, snowflakes, binary jewelry and a Bee-Bot line dance. See modules that resulted in The College Board publishing Supporting Girls in CS by Programming with Graphics in 2002. Help close the CS Equity Gap through exposure to coding fun art projects that build computational thinking skills. If can’t draw with hands, you can draw with code.

  • When – Saturday, September 16 / 10:30 AM
  • Where – Room 310A (The George R. Brown Convention Center)
  • Presenters – Karen North, CS Teacher and Researcher, Pamela Ossorio, Teacher, Pin Oak MS (Houston ISD)

This session was previously presented at the 2017 WeTeach_CS Summit as Coding in the Arts – STEAM CS Lessons.

About Houston Arts Partners Conference

At the 2017 HAP Conference, “Better Together: Building Community through the Arts,”  interdisciplinary partnerships unite academic subjects with fine arts disciplines, promote cultural dialogue, create a welcoming school climate, support differentiated instruction, and develop a practice of empathy through engaging in the arts.

HAP Conference Details

  • When – September 15-16, 2017
  • Where – The George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX
  • Cost – $45/day or $75/both days (advance purchase pricing)
  • Discounts – Several discount offers are available. See registration site for details.

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