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Help Create the New ISTE Standards for Computer Science Teachers

Location: W184c

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Participate and share : Forum

Monday, June 25, 9:00–10:00 am
Location: W184c

Octavia Abell   Dr. Joseph South   Carolyn Sykora  
Join us for an interactive session where you can weigh in on the draft ISTE Standards for CS Educators and help shape the future of computing education! ISTE is working to develop the next generation of computing education standards that establish a vision for the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that educators need to effectively teach computer science and computational thinking to all students and function as a guide to professional learning for all educators, particularly those who are new to computer science. This refresh comes as we recognize that if CS is an integral aspect of student learning, it must also be a critical component of educator practice.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google account.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Computer science and computational thinking
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Computer science

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Generate enthusiasm for the ISTE Standards for CSE


Welcome and introductions
The ISTE Standards for CSE
CSE Standards and your system.

Supporting research


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Octavia Abell, ISTE

Octavia is the CS Lead for ISTE and Strategic Advisor for CS4RI. She previously served on Governor Raimondo’s policy team and as the Director of Strategy for the RI Office of Innovation where she led efforts to advance organizational effectiveness and catalyze innovation across Rhode Island. Her successes include leading the initiative to bring CS education to every public school, spearheading a redesign of the state’s digital presence, and launching a leadership development program for state employees. She believes that individuals can be powerful change agents, and is committed to connecting people with the resources necessary to scale impactful work.

Dr. Joseph South, ISTE

Joseph South, chief learning officer, is a strategic national educational technology leader focused on evidence-based learning transformation. He formerly served as the director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. In his role at the department, he was an adviser to the Secretary of Education and developed national educational technology policy, formed public-private partnerships to assist state and local education leaders in transitioning to digital learning, helped school districts expand the use of openly licensed educational resources (OERs), and collaborated with stakeholders to nurture a robust ecosystem of edtech entrepreneurs and innovators. He also worked on a cross-governmental team to bring high-speed broadband, interactive devices, professional development for educators and leaders, and high-quality affordable digital content to U.S. classrooms. He is a strong proponent of the active use of technology by learners. South has led learning product development teams at startups, museums, nonprofits, corporations and higher education institutions. He has also directed a host of learning programs and consulted on projects in China, Korea, Mexico, South America and the Middle East. He holds a doctorate in instructional psychology and technology from Brigham Young University.

Carolyn Sykora, ISTE

Carolyn Sykora, senior director of ISTE Standards programs, leads efforts to promote the adoption and implementation of the ISTE Standards in K-12 and in teacher preparation programs. She specializes in project and program leadership for products and services that serve school and district leaders, technology coaches and classroom teachers. She has designed and delivered onsite and online professional learning and is a frequent presenter at conferences. Carolyn also advises other standards development organizations, state agencies and international bodies on implementation of the ISTE Standards and alignment to the ISTE Standards.

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