Today’s is the first day of the 2018 WeTeach_CS Summit! Welcome to all the teachers, advocates, administrators, professional development providers, university instructors, and policy-makers who are joining us this morning to kick-off three days of K-12 CS professional development. We hope everyone’s as excited as we are to learn, network, and get energized about improving and expanding CS education in Texas and across the nation.
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Day One Preview – Monday, June 18
For the full schedule of events and breakout sessions, along with descriptions and presenter information, be sure to check out the WeTeach_CS Summit 2018 Online Schedule.
Opening Session @ 8:45 AM
The graduate student and the 3D printed violin
Graduate Student, UT Butler School of Music
What do you do when you’re a graduate student and a piece you need to play requires an instrument you don’t own, can’t find, and couldn’t afford anyway? You design and build it yourself! That’s exactly what Sean Riley of the UT Butler School of Music did and he’s going to share his story and his music with WeTeach_CS Summit attendees. This general session is a wonderful opportunity to see not only the practical application of 3D printing, but also the intersection where creativity and technology meet. This is the intersection where many of today’s students will build their future careers. More information
Lunch / General Session @ 11:15 AM
Innovative Technologies and their potential in Education
Director EdTech Innovation, HP Inc.
New Technologies are coming at us at an almost unthinkable rate and can be so confusing as to how we begin to plan for them in our educational systems. Mike Belcher, Director od EdTech Innovation at HP, Inc will share some of the most innovative technologies planned or releasing in the coming years and discuss the potential impacts of Xr (Virtual, Augmented and Blended Reality), Immersive computing, AI and 3D Printing on the private sector as well as k12 and Higher Education. More information
Student Playground @ 1:45PM
K-12 Students and Teachers from eight institutions around Texas will share projects they’ve worked on this year in an interactive setting along with a large drone and racing drone demonstration.
General Session @ 3:45PM
WeTeach_CS Change Maker Awards and Mini-Grants are sponsored by Oracle Academy and Texas Instruments
WeTeach_CS Change Maker Awards
A WeTeach_CS Change Maker is a teacher or administrator who has made a difference through their support of CS education in your school, district, or community. They have worked to increase access to CS education, representation among CS students, and promote CS education beyond the classroom and school and into the community.
WeTeach_CS Mini-Grant Awards
Mini-Grants will support instructional resources and materials used for teaching and learning K-12 Computer Science. Eligible applicants are teachers in private, public or charter schools. Potential projects include those conducted during after-school activities, summer camps, or in-school programs. For complete details and eligibility, please see the Mini-Grant Application.
WeTeach_CS Summit Sponsors
WeTeach_CS Program Sponsor
WeTeach_CS Grant Funder
WeTeach_CS is a program of the UT Center for STEM Education.