Workshop Schedule

Come network with other teachers -- hear the CS curriculum topics and how they work in practice! 

Get information about CS advocacy -- learn how to prepare your students to study CS and IT in college!

Teaching assistants will be available at Kean. 

Participants should bring their own laptop computers.

Time estimates for lectures, labs and homework/reading will be provided.  Your experience may vary. 

There are many hotels in the area, if you are coming from out of town.  The Hilton Hotel at Newark-Penn Station
is a short train ride away.  Additionally, there are many hotels around Newark Airport.  Campus is served by
the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line -- Union, NJ stop.
Attention: Before you come to the workshop, we would like you to download the software on your laptops. It should open up in a browser. Then you can follow the steps below:
1. Click on an icon that looks like cloud 
2. Click on login  and fill in your information
Now you have successfully created a cloud account which will save your work.

Thank you.

Schedule - July 7-10, 2014

Time slots for events may be subject to change. All events in Hennings Hall, 1th Floor, Room 113 unless noted.

Note: Schedule is tentative and is subject to change without notification

Monday 7/7 

8:00 – 9:00   AM

Check-in and orientation  (Hennings Hall Auditorium Room HH 113)

9:00 – 9:15 AM

Welcome; National Effort to transform K-12 CS; Introductions                    (P. Morreale)

9:15 – noon

11:30 - photo

Intro to AP CS Principles and the Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC)  (D. Garcia)

Group photo at ~ 11:30 AM

noon – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Peer-to-Peer Networking (Hennings Hall Auditorium Room HH 113)

 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Building in Snap! : Mobile apps and games                                                                    (D. Garcia) 

 2:00 – 2:30 PM

Snap!: Block vs. Text-based languages; Programming Paradigms              (D. Garcia)  

  2:45 - 5:00 PM  Cool things in Snap!; Big Data with Baby Names; CS Unplugged                   (D. Garcia)

Tuesday 7/8   (Hennings Hall Auditorium Room HH 113)

 8:00 – 9:00   AM Check-in and orientation  (Hennings Hall Auditorium Room HH 113)

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Computing in the News                                                                                    (D. Garcia) 

10:00 -noon AM

Multimedia Privacy; Digital Literacy                                                                                (D. Garcia)

noon – 1:00 PM

Lunch & John Oliver on Net Neutrality; Google Maps example; top BJC projects 

  1:00 – 3:00 PM

 Maker space; edX Demo; Engaging all students: Top 10 things to do         (D. Garcia)

 3:00 – 4:00 PM

4:-00 ~ 5:00 PM

 Tales from the front: BJC Teacher experiences               (M. Bachrach, R. Bell, J. Mruk) 

4 PM -- Group Teamwork Example - Soccer 

Wednesday 7/9   (Hennings Hall Auditorium Room HH 113)

  8:00 – 9:00   AM Check-in and orientation  (Hennings Hall Auditorium Room HH 113)

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Survey; Update on NJ efforts on CS                                                 (P. Morreale and others)

10:15 – noon - plans for CS Education in the US                                                (B. Franke)

Preview of CS Principles course                                                     (B. Franke)

noon – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Peer-to-Peer Networking 

 1:00 – 2:45 PM

How to be a Teacher-Advocate for Computer Science                        (B. Franke) 

 3:00 – 5:00 PM


Next steps for - what teachers can do locally                       (B. Franke) 

How attacks the problem -- please assist! 

Thursday 7/10

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Check-in and orientation  (Hennings Hall Auditorium Room HH 113)

 9:00 - 10:45 AM

Google Docs/Sheets - new add-ons; What can be created?                (K. Harris)

11:00 – noon

Building your program -- Asprirations Awards, AspireIT, Robotics -- getting recognition for your students and school                          (D. Detrick, M. Bachrach)

noon – 12:45 PM


Lunch & Peer-to-Peer Networking 

 12:45– 1:15PM

CSTA Plans for the coming year;  Workshop Evaluations; Certificates; Stipend Arrangements (P. Morreale, CSTA NJ Leadership teams)

 1:30 – 5:00 PM

AP CS A Labs Kick-Off Session; Overview, Lab Assignments  (M. Bachrach, R. Bell)