News Category: weteach_cs

TEA STEM Listening Tour

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Dec. 10, 2018

The TEA is excited to announce that the College and Career and Military Preparation (CCMP) Division will be conducting a statewide listening tour to inform the development of a new state plan required for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), and the development of statewide frameworks for STEM education and Work-based Learning (WBL).

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

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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:

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.

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.