CS Firehose 2017

Location: Room 303AB

Participate and share Preregistration required.

Registration code: SE100

[Participate and share : Forum]

Saturday, June 24, 12:00–6:00 pm
Location: Room 303AB

Elaine Hill   Joseph Kmoch   Dr. Stephen Rainwater  
The ISTE Computing Teachers Network (CTN) is pleased to announce CS Firehose 2017 … an intense series of interlocking sessions preceding the ISTE San Antonio Conference and Exposition the afternoon of Saturday, June 24 in rooms 301A, 301B, and 303 A/B of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.   The CS Firehose is scheduled from noon through 6:00 PM with sessions which will address the many interrelated educational initiatives, ideas, and curricula which focus on computational thinking and computer science.  Three concurrent strands throughout the afternoon are planned … each strand consisting of related presentations or activities provided by quality professional development leaders including those from Microsoft (ISTE Mission Sponsor), CS4TX, WeTeach_CS, CyberTexas Foundation, NCWIT, TEALS, TCEA, and more.  And a very special keynote from a true champion of computer science education is scheduled. Attendance is FREE with registration on-site or via the ISTE conference website:  http://conference.iste.org/2017/   The need for CS educational programs is dire with critical worker shortages throughout the field.  Yet, at state and local levels, there is a severe shortage of qualified professional educators to teach computer science and cultivate young minds to think computationally.  The goal of the CTN is to help teachers at every level to discover what is available and to provide the opportunity to immerse themselves in a variety of approaches and curricula.  So, plan to join us as we open the valves and turn on the CS FIREHOSE!

Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Programming and robotics
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Computer science
ISTE Standards: Administrators : Visionary leadership
Teachers : Engage in professional growth and leadership

Digital tote resources

Description: John Jannone - TEALS - In Class Support for High School CS Teachers
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Description: CS Firehose Keynote PDF of Presentation - images are compressed
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Description: CS Firehose Schedule and Details
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Description: Manegold - Get to Know Minecraft
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Description: Cliff Zintgraff - Cyber Security Education session, 2:00-2:50 Strand 1
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Description: Jennifer Bergland - Update on Texas Computing Education Policy
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Description: CS Firehose - US Rep. Will Hurd Video Welcome
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

As we have been told by a variety of sources, the need for CS programs is dire with an over 1 million worker shortage in the field. There is support for growth in our field from the president on down. Yet, at a local level there is a severe shortage of trained staff to do all of this training and teach all of these programs. Educators aren't even sure what is available. Our job in the CT PLN is to help teachers at every level, find out what is available and to give them the chance to immerse themselves in a variety of approaches. We do so especially for high school programs, but also for middle and elementary programs. Our name applies to the power of the stream of content we provide each year as we open the valves and turn on the CS FIREHOSE!


As with last year we will have streams of content that will flow through the day (6 hours). The streams will include:
Educational leaders in computing - including CS4TX, TCEA, and TEALS covering topics such as cyber security education, expanding computer science education, including industry volunteers to enhance CS education and more.
Microsoft will have a strand of their initiatives covering Microsoft Imagine Academy, Minecraft education, and coding in and out of the classroom.
The third strand of presentations will focus on robotics and, coding, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and the future of human education and a special panel discussion with NCWIT.

Supporting research

Here is but a few prominent people advocating the need for training

www.code.org/promote (Code.org)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI_dayIQWV4JDw (Pres Obama)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCIfyIbIr5Q (Pres Obama)



Elaine Hill, Arvada Senior High

Joseph Kmoch, Milwaukee Public Schools

Dr. Stephen Rainwater, The University of Texas at Tyler

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