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E.g., Friday, April 19, 2019

STEM Scholar speakers share latest research with UT students and faculty

By Christian Bazán
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March 18, 2019

The UT STEM Center has been hosting two scholar speaker series for the spring semester, the Brown Bag Colloquium and the STEM Ed Scholars of Color Colloquium. Both series offer UT students and faculty opportunities to hear and discuss the latest research in STEM education in informal lunch sessions. STEM Center Director Eric Knuth created these lunch talks as an opportunity to promote scholarship and community within the academic environment.

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:

Upcoming presentations from STEM Researchers this Spring

By Christian Bazán
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March 13, 2019

The Spring conference season is quite busy for the College of Education STEM researchers this year with the American Educational Research Association annual meeting (AERA), the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) all at the beginning of April.  Below you can find a list of the presenters and their presentations (not full citations of the work being presented) by conference:

Proposed TEKS for new Cybersecurity courses

By Community Author
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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.