We were already thrilled to have Dylan Ryder share his passion for combining the skills of creative arts and technology in the classroom with WeTeach_CS Summit attendees, but then we learned he’s one of the 2018 CSTA / Infosys Foundation USA Teaching Excellence Award winners and can’t wait to congratulate him in person! We hope you’ll join us at the 2018 WeTeach_CS Summit in offering him a big Texas welcome and congratulations on receiving such a prestigious teaching award.


Technology by Artists, Musicians, and Dancers


General Session – Tuesday, June 19 @ 11:30 AM

Computing and technology has long held a place with pioneering artists and performers, though most of us art world outsiders might be surprised to hear that. Discover some of the exciting work of prominent “creative technology” artists of the past and present, and discuss strategies for engaging your fellow teachers and students in computational New Media Art activities.

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Breakout Session – Wednesday, June 20 @ 9:30 AM

Making and computer programming are exciting mediums for creative expression. Programming is also more now accessible than ever with new tools designed to engage young learners, creative artists and performers. This workshop will survey prominent works of creative technology artists (e.g. Sol Lewitt, Jean Tinguely, John Cage, Eric Rosenbaum, etc.) and segue into hands-on, New Media Art activities with computer programming and accessible technology tools. Activities provided will be in the block-based programming language, Scratch. No prior programming experience required.

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About Dylan Ryder

Dylan RyderDylan Ryder is an Educational Technologist at The School at Columbia University, the University’s lab school in New York City. He also heads the Innovation Design & Media Summer Camp at the Marymount School Fab Lab. His goals are to integrate computer science, engineering, and design experiences into elementary school classrooms… and to have fun at school everyday. Dylan’s professional interests include learning through play, physical computing, students as designers, collaboration, and authentic learning experiences. He holds a BS in Information Systems from the University of Rhode Island and an MA in Computing in Education from Teachers College of Columbia University.



WeTeach_CS Summit Registration Details

  • When – June 18-20, 2018 (Monday – Wednesday)
  • Where – Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, Georgetown, TX (35mi north of Austin)
  • Cost – $400 per participant
  • Registration Deadline – June 11, 2018
  • Accommodations and Travel Reimbursement – Attendees may be eligible for reimbursement of travel and accommodations expenses. See registration page for details.
  • Hotel Room Block and Group Rate – A room block is available and a group rate is available until May 17, 2018. Subject to availability. See registration page for details.



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