The DFW CSTA Virtual Summer Forum 2020 will be held on Monday, July 27, 2020 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Our hope is to have a few choices for teachers to participate in several discussions and/or learning sessions.  
This is our annual event to prepare K-12 CS teachers for another year or their first year in the classroom.  We provide discussions and resources for success during the first few weeks of the school year.  All CS teachers are invited to participate.  New CS teachers make some networking contacts to help support them throughout the year.  Veteran CS teachers will share relevant information about CS-related topics and instruction.  
DFW CSTA Virtual Summer Forum 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
11 a.m.
Welcome – Dan Blier, DFW CSTA President
Being a Reflective Teacher – Dan Blier
12:00 p.m.
Firia Lab Robots  (Geri and Javier - 90 minutes)
12:00 p.m.
Possible CS Resources
  • Popfizz Computer Science (Allan Jameson – 20 minutes)
  • Rex Academy (Tapu Ahmed – 20 minutes)
  • UTeach CS (Sarah Jenevein – 20 minutes)
1:00 p.m.
8-12 Sessions
  • Cloud Computing and AWS Educate (Kymberly Ayodeji- 20 minutes)
  • Preparing to support CS students roundtable (Robin Bailey/Jonathan Yee- 90 minutes)
1:30 p.m.
K-8 Sessions
  • Virtual Coding Experiences – Jasna Aliefendic – 20 minutes
  • Coding Games like Terminal Two – Javier Aguilar – 20 minutes
  • AI and Machine Learning for Elementary and Middle Schools – Vishal Bhasin - 20 minutes
  • Distance Learning Made Fun with CS integration ( – Javier & Smita – 20 minutes
2:50 p.m.
Event Wrap-up and Evaluation