News Category: computer-science

Google names STEM Center as recipient of CS Education Research Award

By Stephen Gray
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Aug. 30, 2018

Just before the start of the 2018-19 school year, Google named the UT STEM Center as a recipient of a Computer Science (CS) Education Research Award. These awards are aimed at addressing the need for more research into the best ways to improve and expand CS education. The UT STEM Center is honored to be one of five institutions across the nation to receive a CS Education Research Award. 

PSA contest to play big role in CyberSecurity Awareness Month plans to reach Texas students

By Stephen Gray
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Aug. 24, 2018

The Texas Department of Information Resources Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (DIR OCISO) has announced that this year they will be hosting a CyberSecurity Public Service Announcement competition for Texas high school students grades 9-12. Students are encouraged to learn about four designated cybersecurity topics and submit a 30 second PSA promoting cybersecurity awareness by October 5th to be considered for selection.

Too busy for Professional Development? Not with online courses from the UT STEM Center!

By Stephen Gray
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Aug. 20, 2018

Back to school is a busy time for teachers, but don’t let that deter you from getting the professional development you need to improve your practice for the 2018-19 school year. To help out, the UT STEM Center are offering both self-paced and facilitated online professional development experiences for CS and STEM teachers who don’t have time to attend a full workshop during this busy time of year.

WeTeach_CS for HS – Everything you need to teach CS1

By Stephen Gray
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Aug. 1, 2018

Everything you need to teach CS1 — Whether you are a beginning computer science teacher or an experienced veteran, WeTeach_CS for HS provides all the instruction, materials, and support you need to teach a first year computer science course using three programming platforms: Scratch, Jeroo, and Java.

Enroll now for the Fall session of Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers

By Stephen Gray
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July 16, 2018

The fall session of our online certification prep course, Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers, is now open! Hundreds of teachers from around the country have already taken Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers, with many going on to achieve CS certification and earn their $1000 stipend. So, don’t wait to start your certification journey—Enroll Today!

WeTeach_CS Announces 2018 Change Maker and Mini-Grand Award Recipients during Summit

By Stephen Gray
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June 19, 2018

Sponsored by Oracle Academy and Texas Instruments, the awards are not only a way to recognize the dedication and vision of exceptional teachers, but also to inspire the community as a whole to keep working for improved and expanded CS education in Texas. This year, WeTeach_CS presented eight teachers with Mini-Grant Awards, eight teachers with Change Maker Awards, and for the first time recognized two exceptional administrators with Change Maker Awards of their own.

2018 WeTeach_CS Summit – June 18-20

By Stephen Gray
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June 18, 2018

The WeTeach_CS Summit is a 3-day event which educates, empowers, and inspires K-12 CS teachers, advocates, administrators, professional development providers, university instructors, and policy-makers to advance the goal of CS for All in Texas and beyond. This year’s Summit will be held on the shores of the San Gabriel River at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center in Georgetown, TX, just outside of Austin. Approximately 450 CS champions will be in attendance.