2013 Reboot, Renew, REThink

July 9-10, 2013

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Reboot your Computer Science curriculum at Drexel this July! CSTA>>Philly in cooperation with Drexel University will be hosting two days of professional development for Computer Science and STEM teachers centered on the proposed Computer Science Principles course from CollegeBoard. Renew your professional network! REThink the connections between STEM and Computer Science. Topics include curriculum examples in Scratch, Python, Big Data, how the Internet REALLY works, and how to teach Ethics and Abstraction to high school students! We will have Owen Astrachan from Duke University, PI on the Computer Science Principles NSF grant, to discuss the goals of the program and new ideas in assessment for this course in addition to a variety of local K-16 practitioners.

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Please make plans to bring your own laptop, as we will not be in computer labs for many sessions.

Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

8:30 am    Welcome and Introductions with Continental breakfast
9:00 am    Computer Science Principles: The Project, The Vision, The Reality (a panel)
10:30 am Morning break
10:45 am Choose one: 1)Python in a CS course with Laura Blankenship or 2)Scratch in STEM courses with Tammy Pirmann
12:15 pm Lunch!
1:30 pm Choose one: 1)Scratch in a CS course with Jean Griffin or 2)
"Mathematical and Scientific Computation and Virtual Bobbleheads with JavaScript" with Dr. Jeffrey Popyack
3:00 pm Afternoon break 3:15 pm Abstraction with Owen Astrachan 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

8:30 am   Welcome and Continental breakfast
9:00 am   Portfolio Assessments for Computer Science with Owen Astrachan and Brook Osborne
10:30 am Morning break
10:45 am Internet Protocols and Cryptography with Bill Mongan
12:15 pm Lunch!
1:30 pm   Big Data, new lesson ideas with Tammy Pirmann
3:00 pm   Afternoon break
3:15 pm   Impact and Ethics in Computer Science with Dr. Jeff Popyack
4:00 pm   Wrap up, Feedback and Raffle!

Thank You! All of the presenters and attendees were a great group. See you in Boston!