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WeTeach_CS: What's Next?

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WeTeach_CS: What's Next?

  1. 1. 0 June 2018 - WTCS Summit WeTeach_CS: What’s Next? Carol L. Fletcher, Ph.D. Deputy Director Center for STEM Education The University of Texas at Austin carol.fletcher@utexas.edu @drfletcher88 @weteachcs
  2. 2. 1 Thank You to the CTEM Staff!
  3. 3. 2 Thank you WeTeach_CS Collaborative Project Directors
  4. 4. 3 Thank you WeTeach_CS Summit Sponsors!!
  5. 5. 4 Thank you Student Playground Participants!! Del Valle Elementary
  6. 6. 5 What is your Commitment? 5
  7. 7. 6 Transportation and lodging reimbursed for all Texas teachers for any WeTeach_CS event through August 31, 2018. Upcoming WeTeach_CS Events
  8. 8. 7 WeTeach_CS F2F Certification Prep • Edinburg (June 11-12) • San Antonio (July 26-27) • Richardson (August 6-7)
  9. 9. 8 Course was developed with funding from: Preview Available Enrollment: $199 Learn key computer science topics to improve instruction prepare for the Praxis & TExES Computer Science certification tests. January 9 – July 31, 2018 7.0 Weeks Self-Paced 6 Hours per Week 40.00 CPE Hours Available WeTeach_CS: Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers Online Course
  10. 10. 9 Certification Incentive Program (CIP) Funded by 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.
  11. 11. 10 Teachers will gain the insight, skills, and strategies to create equitable computer science programs, inside and out of the traditional classroom, as a stepping stone to achieving social justice. Enrollment: $299 Fall 2018 6.0 Weeks Instructor- Paced 4 Hours per Week 24.00 CPE Hours Available WeTeach_CS: Strategies for Effective & Inclusive CS Teaching Online Course
  12. 12. 11 • Perfect for newly certified CS educators assigned to teach CS I • Supports implementation of the WeTeach_CS for HS curriculum • San Antonio (July 11-12) WeTeach_CS: How WeTeach_CS for High School
  13. 13. 12 • Using video-game design to teach algebra & algebraic thinking. • Appropriate for both math or CS classes. • Beaumont (July 11-13) Bootstrap
  14. 14. 13 • Integrating computational thinking into K-5 academics • Richardson (July 11-13) Launch CS – UT Dallas
  15. 15. 14 • Week long immersion in Java for high school teachers • Instructor – John Owen • Austin (July 23-27) WeTeach_Java
  16. 16. 15 • Strategies for recruiting and supporting diverse students in CS. • Targeted to secondary teachers • Appropriate for In- school and out-of- school providers • Austin (August 6-8) Tapestry Institute
  17. 17. 16 WeTeach_CS for HS  E-book Curriculum  Developed by John Owen  Virtual Monthly Support  Annual Subscription per Teacher  Online PD Coming Soon  Special Introductory Rate through July 15 For further details: https://utakeit.stemcenter.utexas.edu/ weteach-cs-for-hs/
  18. 18. 17 The WeTeach_CS for HS curriculum will guide new computer science teachers through the challenges of a first-year computer science course at the high school level.
  19. 19. 18 3 programming platforms progressively develop students through increasingly challenging content. Jeroo
  20. 20. 19 The curriculum provides more than enough lessons, labs, projects, and assessments (both formative and summative) for a typical school year of approximately 160 instructional days and includes extra materials to challenge accelerated students.
  21. 21. 20 • Videos • Discussion boards • Online professional support • Virtual office hours TEACHER SUPPORT
  22. 22. 21 How to Teach High School CS is a two-day workshop that starts with an overview tour of an entire first-year computer science course and then dives deeper into the WeTeach_CS for HS curriculum.
  23. 23. 22 WETEACH_CS FOR HS - CURRICULUM OUTLINE First area of focus Scratch – block-based platform, introduces computational thinking
  24. 24. 23 Second area of focus Jeroo – scripted programming, graphic display, very popular with students WETEACH_CS FOR HS - CURRICULUM OUTLINE
  25. 25. 24 Third area of focus CS Concepts and Digital Citizenship – an offline module on ethics, cybersecurity, etc. • Copyright, creative commons • Digital etiquette • Internet safety • Computer components • Operating systems review • Network connectivity concepts WETEACH_CS FOR HS - CURRICULUM OUTLINE
  26. 26. 25 Fourth area of focus Java – general purpose and industry standard language, focus on pre-AP topics WETEACH_CS FOR HS - CURRICULUM OUTLINE
  27. 27. 26 PRICING SINGLE USER PLAN $1999 $1499 Purchase one license and gain immediate access to the curriculum (upon receipt of payment). MULTIPLE USER PLAN 2-4 users: $1599 $1099/user 5+ users: $1399 $899/user Purchase multiple licenses for teachers in your campus, cohort, or district. Redeem license codes to gain access to the curriculum. Find a plan that’s right for your needs, whether it’s one classroom or a whole district. Save $500 PER USER if you subscribe by July 15th!
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  29. 29. 28 Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Credit •As of April 2018, TX allows CS I, II, III, AP CSP, AP CS A, & IB CS to count as a LOTE credit (19 TAC, Subchapter 74.12, b, 5, ii.). •AP Computer Science A or IB Computer Science Higher Level can satisfy BOTH one advanced mathematics requirement AND a LOTE requirement for graduation (19 TAC, Subchapter 74.11, k).
  30. 30. 29 HB 3593 - Cybersecurity SBOE must create a Cybersecurity course Pathway • UT’s Center for STEM Education is convening Texas CS Task Force to make recommendations to the TEA on the courses that should be included in the new Cybersecurity pathway. • Courses in the pathway should receive weighted funding – may be CTE. • Cybersecurity course pathway recommendations include at least 1 CS course. • Probably won’t be in effect until 2019-2020 school year.
  31. 31. 30 Visit WeTeachCS.org and sign up for our blog!
  32. 32. 31 Walter Doyle CEO Kids N Culture Former Senior Director DonorsChose.org
  33. 33. 32 Door Prizes!!
  34. 34. 33 Thank You to our Exhibitors!!

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