2020 DFW CSTA Collaborative Conference Saturday, February 1, 2020 Hebron High School, Carrollton, Texas Reach out to Dan Blier at dan.blier@pisd.edu if you wish to use a School P.O.

2020 DFW CSTA Collaborative Conference

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Hebron High School, Carrollton, Texas

8:15-8:45 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Session 1A & 1B
10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Session 2A & 2B
11:50 a.m. -12:35 p.m.
Session 3A & 3B
12:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Closing Session, Lunch, Door Prizes,  and Networking
Title :
Session Description :
Aligned to Courses:
Session 1A Library
Title:  Summer Coding Academy
Presenters:  Jasna Aliefendic, Coordinator of Technology, Garland ISD
Session Description:  Garland ISD provides students in grades 1-8 with an opportunity to attend the GISD Summer Coding Academy. The program is designed specifically to promote computer science and expose more students to the importance of CS in all branches of industry. Participants will learn about all aspects of the program: curriculum, resources, student enrollment, and budget.
Aligned to Courses: K-8
Session 1B Library Lab
Title:  Introduction to Lambdas, BYOD!
Presenter:  Pam Ford, Teacher, Lovejoy HS
Session Description:  Introduction to Lambdas. How to declare and use a Lambda with simple examples that we do together as well as assignments for extra practice (for students). We will also discuss how they will be tested on the UIL contest written test.
Aligned to Courses:  Advanced Computer Programming, Computer Science III

Session 2A Library Lab
Title:  Sphero Coding
Presenter:  Dan Blier, DFW CSTA President and Plano ISD CS Curriculum Specialist
Session Description:   Are you looking for a new way to bring coding to your classroom?  Sphero bots are a great way to introduce JavaScript block-based or text-based programming to your classroom.  Bring your Chromebook, or iPad to this hands-on session.  We’ll be learning some introductory programming skills.
Session 2B Library
Title:  L-AWS-t in the cloud: Lesson Learned using AWS Educate
Presenter:  Lori Johnson, Teacher, Cristo Ray Dallas
Session Description:  AWS provides educators and students with free cloud services through AWS Educate. Learn what to do (and what not to do) when setting up an AWS Educate classroom.
Aligned to Courses:  Aligned with all the above. AWS Educate provides an architecture solution and is not course-specific.

Session 3A Library
Title:  The Ideal K-12 Computer Science Pathway
Presenter:  Henry Vo, Director of the Computer Science Magnet, Richardson ISD
Session Description:  Computer Science for grades K-12 is growing at an alarming rate. We have a plethora of courses to offer our students in grades 9-12. The elementary and middle schools are starting to teach computer science concepts. With this in mind, what is the proper or ideal "pathway" for a student who chooses to pursue computer science? For math, science, English, and social studies, there is a set suggested course pathway. What does it look like for CS? What has your school/district adopted?

For this session, we'd like for the attendees to provide their input on this matter. This is something that should be discussed and shared with fellow colleagues. The more open we are to sharing, the better prepared we are to grow computer science across the state.
Aligned to Courses:  All Computer Science Courses

Session 3B Library Lab
Title:  Bitsbox & CodeMonkey for little coders
Presenters:  Javier Aguilar, Teacher, East Fort Worth Montessori Academy
Session Description:  Moving from blocking or drag and drop coding applications to text coding, hands-on activities with students on Bitsbox and CodeMonkey using JavaScript language. This is a hands-on session, please bring your device.
Aligned to Courses: K-8
Hebron High School
4207 Plano Parkway
Carrollton, TX