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K-12 Computing Teachers: Reboot - Renew - Retreat

CSTA >> Philly

Monday, August 13, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Friday, August 17, 2012 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

K-12 Computing Teachers:  Reboot - Renew - Retreat

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Reboot, Renew, Retreat (Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday) 1 Ticket Ended $50.00 $3.74
CS4HS: Computer Science for High School Teachers (Thursday & Friday) 7 Tickets Ended $50.00 $3.74

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Vilanova Conference Center:

Reboot your computer science curriculum with hands on workshops in topics like Scratch, Greenfoot, App Inventor, Robots and more. Renew your teaching strategies with sessions on the new CSTA Standards, CS-POGIL, and recruiting tips. Enjoy the calm and peaceful setting in the woods on Philadelphia's main line. Retreat means connecting with your fellow teachers and renewing or forging your professional network.


This event will be immediately followed by CS4HS. If you teach advanced CS courses including AP Computer Science, you should consider staying for the whole week!


Reboot, Renew, Retreat Agenda:

(CS4HS Agenda Follows Reboot, Renew, & Retreat)


Monday, August 13

Villanova Conference Center

8:00 am  - Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am - Welcome and Introductions
9:30 am - CSTA Standards with Anita Verno of Bergen Community College
11:00 am - Computer Science Principles Panel of Educators
noon - Lunch with Presenters
1:00 pm - Scratch from Middle School to College with Jean Griffin of University of Pennsylvania
3:00 pm - HTML5
4:30 pm - Wrap up
Followed by optional dinner and evening activities

Tuesday, August 14

Room at the Villanova Conference Center

8:00 am - Breakfast

9:00 am - CS-POGIL with Clif Kussmaul of Muhlenberg College (Comp Sci, Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning)
11:00 am - Game Development with JavaScript with Jason Wertz of Montgomery County Community College
noon - Lunch and BOF
1:00 pm - Greenfoot
3:00 pm - AppInventor
4:30 pm - Wrap up
Followed by optional dinner and evening activities

Wednesday, August 15

8:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Current State of CS in our Region
9:30 am - Big Data with Tammy Pirmann of Springfield Twp HS and Slobodan Vucetic of Temple University
11:00 am - Robot Panel
noon - Lunch with Robots
1:00 pm - Humanitarian Free Open Source Software
2:30 pm - Puzzles in Comp Sci with Anany Levitin
3:30 pm - Wrap up and survey

4:00 pm Welcome CS4HS


CS4HS Agenda:


Thursday, August 16:
8:00 am - Breakfast

9:00 am - Creating Android Apps with App Inventor - Beyond the Basics - Ralph Morelli, Trinity College
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of App Inventor (Hello Purr, Paint Pot)

Noon - Lunch
1:00 pm - Choice:          
                Art + Code with Processing - Dianna Xu, Bryn Mawr College
                Prerequisite: some Java experience

                App Inventor with Ralph Morelli, continued.

 4:00 pm -  Snack, stroll the grounds, network

 5:30 pm -  Dinner

 7:30 pm -  Programming without Code (Mashups with Web Services)
                  Pat Palmer, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Friday, August 17:
8:00 am - Breakfast

9:00 am -  Introduction to Android programming with Java
                 Curt Minich, Wyomissing High School and Penn State
                 Prerequisite: Knowledge of Java

Noon - Lunch
1-3:30 pm  - Android Mashups (connecting Android apps with Twitter, web services, etc.)
                    Bill Mongan, Drexel University
                    Prerequisite: Knowledge of Java and basic Android programming
3:30 pm - Feedback and departure
Have questions about K-12 Computing Teachers: Reboot - Renew - Retreat? Contact CSTA >> Philly

When & Where

Vilanova Conference Center
601 County Line Road
Radnor, PA 19087

Monday, August 13, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Friday, August 17, 2012 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

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CSTA >> Philly

Computer Science is a young and rapidly changing field, challenging its practitioners and educators to remain current and be quick to adapt in order to achieve their full potential. Our group offers a forum for the exchange of curriculum ideas, sparking collaboration among and between educators in secondary schools and universities in the greater Philadelphia area, so as to help fuel continued improvement in the teaching of Computer Science. We promote Computer Science education and support K-16 educators by raising public awareness of Computer Science and its many subfields, and the value of a Computer Science education to the next generation of students.

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