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Carol Fletcher CS Summit Welcome

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Carol Fletcher's welcome presentation at the 2016 WeTeach_CS Summit in Austin, Texas 2016.

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Carol Fletcher CS Summit Welcome

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  2. 2. 2 4 Participating Organizations Thank You For Presenting!
  3. 3. 3 Thanks to our Sponsors
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  7. 7. 7 WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Online Course in Week 1: Software Design and Programming basics Week 2: Programming Fundamentals Week 3: Loops and Recursion Week 4: Data Structures Week 5: More OOP, Algorithms and Big O (Oh my!) Week 6: Programming Fundamentals • Six-week program • Prepares teachers to take and pass the Texas Education Agency’s 8-12 CS Certification Test. • Reviews main concepts covered in the three certification domains: Software Design and Development, Programming Language topics, and Technology Applications. • Some prior experience in coding or programming required for educators interested in becoming certified to teach Grades 8-12 CS. Registration is now open for the WeTeach_CS Preparation Course that begins June 14 and runs through July 25. To register please visit: www.WeTeachCS.org
  8. 8. 8 WeTeach_CS 8-12 Certification Incentive Program http://www.thetrc.org/weteach_cs-cip/ Details and Registration Information Through the support of 100Kin10 and TEA, the CIP provides the opportunity for Texas educators to apply for a $1,000 STIPEND awarded by the TRC for successfully attaining their certification goal.
  9. 9. 9 Keep Calm and Java On Java Fundamentals (8 Weeks) September 26 – November 17, 2016 Java Programming (3 Weeks) November 28 – December 15, 2016 www.WeTeachCS.org Details and Registration Information
  10. 10. 10 Video Game Programming with Algebra June 27-28, 2016 ● Houston, TX For more information, contact Amy Werst, Manager of Programmatic Operations amy.werst@utexas.edu Details and Registration Information http://www.thetrc.org/bootstrap-spring-branch-summer-2016/
  11. 11. 11 CAMT – June 29-July 1, 2016 CS for Math Teacher Strand Coordinated by TRC Wednesday, 6/29 • APCS Principles Presentation Thursday, 6/30 • WeTeach_CS Presentation • Code Math TEKS • Bootstrap
  12. 12. 12 For EXPERIENCED Teachers College Board APSI July 25-28, 2016 Learning Outcomes After attending this workshop, participants will be able to: • Align their instruction with the goals of the AP Computer Science A course • Identify the skills and knowledge that the exam will assess, and identify the tasks and materials for which students might need more preparation • Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course • Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction In Partnership With Details and Registration Information http://www.thetrc.org/college-board-apsi-for-experienced-teachers/
  13. 13. 13 AP Summer Institutes in Computer Science http://www.thetrc.org/cs-apsi-2016/ Details and Registration Information Interested in attending an Advanced Placement Summer Institute for Computer Science and having your transportation and lodging expenses reimbursed? College Board APSI in Texas (2016) Arlington June 20-23 ● Computer Science Principles Austin June 13-16 ● Computer Science Principles July 11-14 ● for NEW teachers July 25-28 ● for EXPERIENCED teachers Coll. StationJune 13-16 ● Computer Science Principles Edinburg July 11-14 ● CS A El Paso June 20-23 ● CS A Fort Worth June 27-30 ● CS A for EXPERIENCED teachers July 5-8 ● Computer Science Principles July 5-8 ● CS A for NEW teachers Houston June 6-9 ● CS A for NEW teachers June 27-30 ● CS A July 12-15 ● Computer Science Principles July 19-22 ● CS A Laredo August 1-4 ● Computer Science Principles Plano July 18-21 ● for EXPERIENCED teachers July Richardson August 1-4 ● for NEW teachers San Antonio July 11-14 ● for NEW teachers Tyler July 11-14 ● CS A
  14. 14. 14 First Bytes Collaborative Workshop for Texas HS Computer Science Teachers July 6-8, 2016 • Austin, TX http://www.thetrc.org/first-bytes-july-2016/ Details and Registration Information The First Bytes Teacher’s Workshop is an opportunity to meet with peers from across the state to explore the challenges and opportunities for Computer Science education in Texas high schools and to invent ways to improve collaboration that will impact student learning and achievement. Participants will earn AP CS Continuing Education credit for full participation.
  15. 15. 15 SustainIT STEMbridge 2016 Akins HS • Austin, TX • Week 1: June 13-16, 2016 • Week 2: June 20-23, 2016 • Week 3: June 27-30, 2016 http://www.thetrc.org/sustainit-stembridge-2016/ Details and Registration Information The SustainIT STEMbridge program is a series of one-week summer camps developed around the intersection of computer science and select sustainability topics. Teachers will receive training prior to the arrival of students then participate in the camp as Teaching Assistants alongside industry volunteers from STEMEd Labs and the lead teacher for two afternoons. Teachers receive a FREE Raspberry Pi Kit for completing the one week training!
  16. 16. 16 WeTeachCS.org
  17. 17. 17 CS4TX.org • Computer science education for all Texas K-12 students – Collective Impact “Backbone Organization” – Public-private partnership with businesses, educators, parents, policy makers – Statewide public and policy advocacy – Aligned legislative agenda • Local and state community – Partner and collaborate with existing organizations – Initial communities in Austin, Houston and Dallas with more on the way – Join your community Meetup today at CS4TX.org • Member of the ECEP Alliance supporting the national CSforAll initiative
  18. 18. 18 Policy Objectives • Incentivize school districts to invest in CS by moving HS CS from Tech Apps to CTE to provide weighted funding. • Continue to support teacher training and incentives for CS certification. CS4TX.org
  19. 19. 19 Advocacy Meetup When: October 19, 2016 Where: Embassy Suites Houston, TX WeTeach_CS & CS4TX WeTeachCS.org
  20. 20. 20 Dremel 3-D Printer Ambassador Program • Will select 10 teacher ambassadors to receive Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 and 10 spools of filament • Create a 2-minute video to enter • Entry closes June 17 • http://bit.ly/1XwtUdl
  21. 21. 21 It’s more than a motto. It’s what we prove each and every day.
  22. 22. 22 Impact of WeTeach_CS • 55 Newly Certified Grades 8-12 CS Teachers • 209 Districts Served • 360 Schools Served • 903 Teachers Registered for WeTeach_CS Cert Prep online course YEAR ONE
  23. 23. 23 What is your commitment to Texas Computer Science education?

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