Good morning and welcome to day three of the 2018 WeTeach_CS Summit! This might be the last day, but we’re going to pack in as much top-notch CS professional development as possible. And did we mention door-prizes? Because, yes, there will be door-prizes! If you’re sticking around for the WeTeach_CS Deep Dives, then we’ll look forward to seeing you on Thursday and Friday. If you’re heading home at the end of today, then we hope to see you again soon. So, be sure to check out our other CS professional development offerings, both Face-2-Face and Online. We hope you’ve been energized and inspired by this year’s WeTeach_CS Summit and take that energy home with you to pass it along to your students, while advocating for #CS4TX and #CSforAll in your schools and communities.
What have you learned so far that you’re most excited to take back to the classroom this fall? Let us know on social media using the hashtag #wtcs2018!
Day Three Preview – Wednesday, June 20
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.
Exhibitor Fair @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Remember, the exhibits from Tuesday’s Exhibitor Fair will be open again today from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you missed out or would like to follow-up on anything you saw—now’s your chance! More information
Panel Session @ 8:15 AM
#CodeLikeAGirl – Strategies to Recruit and Support Females in K-12 Computing
Joanna Goode, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Education Studies, College of Education, University of Oregon
Texas has seen an impressive increase in the number of Black, Latino, and low income students who are taking computer science in high school. Unfortunately, the percent of females in high school courses has actually decreased since 2011-12. Improving female representation will take a purposeful and strategic commitment from all levels of K-12 education. In this session, Dr. Joanna Goode moderates a panel of K-12 formal and informal educators who have found success in engaging more females in computing experiences in K-12. Learn from their experiences and bring your questions to take home proven strategies for impacting diversity in your CS program.
Deborah Kariuki – Computer Science Instructor, Pflugerville ISD
Debi Pfitzenmaier – Executive Directo, Youth Code Jam
Joules Webb – Teacher/Co-Project Director, Medina Valley HS/OLLU WeTeach_CS Collaborative
Lunch / Closing Session @ 12PM
James Walter Doyle
Senior Director of New School Activation, DonorsChoose.org
Walter Doyle will give attendees an overview on DonorsChoose.org, insight on current funding opportunities, and a chance to brainstorm innovative ideas. Learn how to break down larger projects into fundable grants, and how to keep your donors coming back with each new project.
Be sure to stick around until the end for your best chance to win one of our special door-prizes!
WeTeach_CS Summit Sponsors
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WeTeach_CS Grant Funder
WeTeach_CS is a program of the UT Center for STEM Education.