Reboot, Renew, Retreat and CS4HS 2012

Mon-Wed Aug 13-15: Reboot, Renew, Retreat for K-12 Computing Teachers

Thu-Fri Aug 16-17: Google CS4HS for High School Computer Science Teachers      

Villanova Conference Center                               

Villanova Conference Center
your computer science curriculum with hands on workshops in topics like Scratch, Greenfoot, App Inventor, Robots and more. Renew your teaching strategies with sessions on the new CSTA Standards, CS-POGIL, and recruiting tips. Enjoy the calm and peaceful setting in the woods on Philadelphia's main line. Retreat means connecting with your fellow teachers and renewing or forging your professional network.

Registration is $50 for each and limited to 30 participants, so don't wait!
Register now at EventBrite!

Bring a laptop! The workshops will not be held in labs.

Hotel rooms have been discounted to $105/night until July 22nd. Make reservations with the Villanova Conference Center, please let them know that you are with the CSTA-Philly or CS4HS Workshop. 

Breakfast and lunch included.

Questions? Contact

Sponsored by CSTA and Google.

Workshop links

Speakers Bios

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CSTA Workshop Survey - required by end of workshop

CSTA Workshop Survey - to be compled in January

Reboot, Renew, Retreat Agenda:

Monday, August 13
8:00 am  - Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am - Welcome and Introductions
9:30 am - CSTA Standards with Brian Fuschetto of Bergen Community College
11:00 am - Computer Science Principles Panel of Educators
noon - Lunch with Presenters
1:00 pm - Scratch from Middle School to College with Jean Griffin of University of Pennsylvania
3:00 pm - HTML5 with Tammy Pirmann of Springfield Twp HS
4:30 pm - Wrap up
Followed by fabulous dinner and CS Magic Show with Thomas Way of Villanova University

Tuesday, August 14
Room at the Villanova Conference Center

8:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - CS-POGIL with Clif Kussmaul of Muhlenberg College (Comp Sci, Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning)
11:00 am - Game Development with JavaScript with Jason Wertz of Montgomery County Community College
noon - Lunch and BOF
1:00 pm - Greenfoot with Fran Trees
3:00 pm - AppInventor with Jean Griffin of University of Pennsylvania
4:30 pm - Wrap up
Followed by optional dinner and CS Puzzles

Wednesday, August 15

8:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Humanitarian Free Open Source Software with Greg Hislop of Drexel University
11:00 am - Robot Panel
noon - Lunch with Robots
1:30 pm - Big Data with Tammy Pirmann of Springfield Twp HS and Slobodan Vucetic of Temple University
3:30 pm - Wrap up and survey

This event will be immediately followed by CS4HS. If you teach advanced CS courses including AP Computer Science, you should consider staying for the whole week!

CS4HS Agenda:

Questions? Contact Jean Griffin,

Thursday, August 16
 8:00 am - Breakfast
 9:00 am - Creating Android Apps with App Inventor - Beyond the Basics 
                    Ralph Morelli, Trinity College
                    Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of App Inventor (e.g. Hello Purr, Paint Pot). 
 Noon -     Lunch
 1:00 pm - Choice:
                 Art + Code with Processing
                     Dianna Xu, Bryn Mawr College
                     Prerequisite: some Java experience
                     See the two Processing-related slide show files attached below. Both start with "BrynMawr".

                  App Inventor, cont. with Ralph Morelli

 4:00 pm -  Snack, stroll the grounds, network

 4:30-5:30 - cocktail hour in the Mansion

 5:30-7:30 pm - Dinner on us with two dinner speakers!
                       Machine Translation at Google 
                              Ryan McDonald, Google
                       Programming without Code (Mashups with Web Services)
                              Pat Palmer, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Friday, August 17
 8:00 am - Breakfast

 9:00 am -  Introduction to Android programming with Java
                      Curt Minich, Wyomissing High School and Penn State
                      Prerequisite: Knowledge of Java

 noon -  Lunch
 1:00 pm -  Mashups (Python/Java/Android apps that connect to Twitter, web services, etc.)
                 Bill Mongan, Drexel University 
                 Prerequisite: Basic Android programming 
                 See Bill's mobile apps course website:
                 Download (see email for username and password):
  3:30pm -  Wrapup

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