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E.g., Thursday, November 15, 2018

DFW CSTA Members Call for Proposals, 2nd Annual Collaborative Conference

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Nov. 6, 2018

DFW CSTA Members, the 2nd Annual Collaborative Conference is coming up February 23rd, 2019 for all high school teachers who teach any of the following courses: 

  • Computer Programming
  • Advanced Computer Programming
  • Computer Science I
  • Computer Science II
  • Computer Science III
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science A
  • IB DP Computer Science SL/HL

Proposals for presenting at the conference are open and due by November 30th, 2018. Topics of interest to DFQ CSTA members:

2019 CSTA Annual Conference, Call for Proposals Open

By Community Author
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Nov. 6, 2018

Applications are now open to present at the 20th anniversary CSTA Annual Conference, July 7-10, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Submit your application by 11:59 PM PT December 2nd, 2018. We encourage educators from all grades and experience levels to consider submitting a proposal. We’re looking for proposals from educators that are:

Summer AP reader applications open

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Nov. 5, 2018

The summer 2019 AP reader applications are open. Gain an in-depth understanding of the AP Exam so you can better assess your own students’ work. In a survey, over 97% of returning High School AP Readers and over 72% of returning Higher Ed AP Readers said that they made changes to the way they teach or score work because of their experience at the AP Reading. 

UT and Austin ISD have an ‘AWSM’ plan get more women in Computer Science

By Christian Bazán
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Oct. 19, 2018

Over the past five years, Texas has seen significant improvement in high school computer science (CS) enrollment, yet growth in female enrollment continues to lag. According to data collected by the UT STEM Center, in 2017 only 26% of students completing a CS course were female. Additionally, Code.org reported females accounted for only 27% of the Advanced Placement (AP) CS exams taken in 2017.

How will we teach cybersecurity in our high schools? UT-led CS Task Force offers six critical recommendations.

By Christian Bazán
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Oct. 17, 2018

The Texas Computer Science Task Force released its 2018 report "Preparing Texas Students for the Cyber Economy" to the public today. The report recommends several policy changes and details a new high school computer science (CS) pathway culminating in a capstone cybersecurity course.

National Alliance for Expanding Computing Education Pathways has a new home at The University of Texas at Austin

By Christian Bazán
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Sept. 24, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the UT STEM Center a three-year $2.5 million grant to lead the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance. ECEP is one of eight Broadening Participation in Computing Alliances (BPC) funded by the NSF to increase the number and diversity of students in K-16 pathways. ECEP works with state leadership teams to achieve this goal through education policy reform. First launched in 2012 through an NSF grant to Georgia Tech and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, ECEP has since grown through four phases from two states to sixteen and Puerto Rico. Building on the existing network of ECEP states noted in the map above, the ECEP leadership team is pleased to announce the fifth phase addition of six new states to the Alliance: Hawaii, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington.

This fall, get prepared, get certified, and get $1000!

By Stephen Gray
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Sept. 20, 2018

This fall, the UT STEM Center’s WeTeach_CS program is offering a $1,000 stipend, through the Certification Incentive Program (CIP), to currently certified Texas educators who add a CS certification to their resume. Combined with our Online and In-Person Certification Prep offerings, WeTeach_CS is making it easy for you to get prepared, get certified, and get your stipend!

Dr. Carol Fletcher to speak at STEM Summit 6.0

By Stephen Gray
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Sept. 17, 2018

Dr. Carol Fletcher, Deputy Director of the UT STEM Center, will speak as part of this year's STEM Summit 6.0 being held in Austin on September 27-28.

STEM Center Deputy Director Dr. Carol Fletcher to speak at CSforAll Knowledge Forum 2018 in El Paso

By Stephen Gray
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Sept. 10, 2018

The STEM Center's Deputy Director, Dr. Carol Fletcher, will join Dr. Kamau Bobb and Lien Diaz of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech on stage during the CSforAll Knowledge Forum 2018 being held on the campus of UT El Paso from September 12-13, 2018.

The Center for STEM Education is now The STEM Center

By Stephen Gray
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Aug. 31, 2018

In 1965, the College of Education established the Science Education Center under the leadership of Professor Addison E. Lee. Over the years, the center expanded it's research and outreach programs, eventually becoming the Center for STEM Education. Recognized for it's ability to create networks and collaboratives of researchers and educators, the center gained a reputation as an intellectual hub for the improvement of the teaching and learning of all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects.