Texas CSTA Chapters Virtual Conference 2021

Building Equitable and Inclusive CS Programs


Saturday, February 13, 2021
   9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. CST 

Presented by: 
Target Audience:
  • CSTA members from Texas
  • CSTA members from anywhere else
  • CS teachers 
  • Administrators who support CS
Keynote Speaker:  Allen Antoine
Allen Antoine, M.Ed. is the Associate Director of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM).  In this role, he specializes in providing lesson ideas, professional development, and teacher mentoring in the fields of mathematics and CS. Particular points of emphasis include culturally responsive teaching strategies, inquiry-based learning and increasing numeracy.  Additionally, Allen works with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) through WeTeach_CS.  As the project director for the Computing Educator Diversity Initiative, he has championed equity and inclusion in computer science in the state of Texas and traveled across the country facilitating teacher preparation courses for high school computer science competency exams.  He also serves as a master teacher for Bootstrap, a program that aims to implement computer science principles in mathematics classrooms.  Allen currently holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Xavier University of Louisiana and an M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership from Lamar University.
Conference Sessions:
We are excited to announce this year's conference sessions.
Conference Schedule:

Session Times

Session Type

  9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.      Session 1
  9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.     Break / Networking   
  9:55 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.      Session 2
  10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.        Break / Networking
  10:50 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Keynote
  11:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Lunch / Networking
  11:40 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.  Exhibit Hall Open
     12:15 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.  Session 3
  12:15 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.  Chapter Meetings 
  12:55 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Break / Networking
  1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. 
Session 4 
  1:40 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.  Break / Networking
  1:45 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.  Session 5
  2:25 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Break / Networking
  2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Closing Session
Swag for Conference Attendees:
Each conference participant who completes a conference evaluation and submits it will receive...
  • a mask with the Texas CSTA logo shipped directly to you (U.S. based only) and
  • a $10 Amazon gift card via email.
  • $10 CSTA+ members
  • $20 CSTA Basic members
  • $30 non-members
Gold Level
Silver Level
Are you interested in sponsoring this event, presenting a session as a vendor, and/or exhibiting in our virtual hall?  
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