News Category: computer-science

WTCS speakers this Spring and Summer

By Christian Bazán
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March 22, 2019

WeTeach_CS has a busy conference schedule this Spring and Summer with speakers like Carol FletcherLisa Garbrecht, and Ellie Goldberg all presenting at multiple conferences. Check out the schedule below* and even if you can't attend you can still view and download the presentations here after they have presented.

WeTeach_CS Summit plenary speakers announced

By Christian Bazán
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March 22, 2019

WeTeach_CS seeks to bring the most innovative, insightful, and important voices to the Summit each year to share the latest challenges and developments in computer science education. This year, WeTeach_CS is extremely excited to announce three plenary sessions speakers who more than live up to that goal.

Code.org scholarships available for K-12 Professional Development

By Community Author
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March 18, 2019

Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.

BJC Summer Professional Development available at UNT in Denton, TX

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March 18, 2019

Regional BJC Professional Development
BJC (The Beauty and Joy of Computing) has regional Summer PD for public school teachers at different locations and dates around the country. The cost of the workshop is only $75 and includes all materials and ongoing support and mentorship throughout the school year by our BJC Master Teachers. Teachers who complete the requirements will be eligible for a stipend and coverage for travel and lodging expenses.

Your LOCAL PD Workshop:

Proposed TEKS for new Cybersecurity courses

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March 10, 2019

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is inviting public comment on the proposed Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Technology Applications for two new courses on cybersecurity: Foundations of Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Capstone.

Girls Who Code offering summer immersion program for Austin students

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Jan. 25, 2019

Girls Who Code, a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology, is recruiting 10th- and 11th-grade girls in Austin to join our 

Upcoming TEALS informational webinars for CS teachers

By Community Author
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Jan. 25, 2019

Hello Texas Computer Science Community, 

Thank you for your commitment to Computer Science education! Whether you've earned your CS certification or are taking your first steps to get certified to teach computer science, you are among an elite group of dedicated teachers. You will help close the gap with the number of computer science job openings compared to the number of computer science graduates. 

TEA to provide weighted funding for Computer Science

By Christian Bazán
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Jan. 23, 2019

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released guidance to school district administrators on January 17th, notifying districts that three Computer Science courses will now receive weighted funding through their Career and Technical Education (CTE) allotment based on enrollment in the 2018-19 school year. These courses are:

DFW CSTA Conference registration open

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Jan. 14, 2019

DFW CSTA will be hosting the 2019 DFW CSTA Collaborative Conference at Plano ISD Academy High School (1701 Alma Drive, Plano, TX 75075) on Saturday, February 23rd. Our sessions are now confirmed. Take a look at what we have to offer here. We have added an optional networking opportunity and robotics showcase. We are working on getting funding for lunch. Stay tuned for more information.

Registration is free for the event and closes Friday, February 15, 2019.