The inaugral WeTeach_CS Summit (June 7-9) will feature 6 General Sessions and 56 Breakout Sessions presented by an exciting lineup of national speakers and some amazing Texas educators. Today, we spotlight a panel discussion which will focus on one of the themes of the WeTeach_CS Summit, diversity in CS education, and features representatives from four of the top innovators in the tech industry.
Panel Discussion – Wednesday, June 8, 8:30 – 9:30 AM
WeTeach_CS: Lessons Learned from Successful Business Partnerships
- Carol Fletcher – Deputy Director, Center for STEM Education, UT Austin College of Education
- Denise Hobbs – Regional Director, North America, Oracle
- Erin Mindell Cannon – Program Manager, Google
- Lori Ham – Education Sales Director, Microsoft
- Tracy King – Vice President Public Affairs, AT&T
- Sean Duffy – Founder, EdTech Austin
CS for All isn’t just a slogan. Broadening and diversifying access to high quality CS education is vital to the future success of American businesses. Join this panel of amazing female high-tech executives to learn more about how their companies are partnering with entities like The University of Texas to help K-12 educators realize the vision of CS for ALL. Moderated by Sean Duffy of EdTech Austin, panelists will share examples of student and teacher programs sponsored by Oracle, Google, AT&T and Microsoft that support the WeTeach_CS project and much more.
About WeTeach_CS Summit 2016
What: WeTeach_CS Summit
When: June 7-9, 2016
Where: UT Austin Pickle Research Campus
- Are you interested in opening up the world of coding, programming and computational thinking to your students?
- Are you looking for new ways to make learning meaningful, engaging and relevant to the world in which your students live?
- Do you want to help your “digital natives” to move beyond being consumers of technology and become creative and innovative technology producers?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, this inaugural WeTeach_CS Summit is for educators like YOU!
Best of all, through the support of TEA, every Texas educator, no matter how far they live from Austin, can afford to attend. The Center for STEM Education will reimburse travel and lodging costs for all Texas educator attendees!