CS Firehose 2018
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Saturday, June 23, 12:30–6:00 pm
The CS Firehose 2018 is proposed as an intense series of concurrent sessions of related presentations and activities which will address the many interrelated educational initiatives, ideas, and curricula which focus on computational thinking and computer science. A keynote from a champion of CS education will also be scheduled.
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Computer science and computational thinking|
|Subject area:||Career and technical education, Computer science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
|Related exhibitors:||Google, Inc. , BirdBrain Technologies , Unity Technologies , Micro:bit Educational Foundation , Microsoft Education Partner Apps Showcase , Microsoft Corporation|
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 ISTE Computer Science Network 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. As such, we plan to open the valves and turn on the CS FIREHOSE!
Guest keynote speaker (1 hour) followed by 3-4 concurrent strands with 4-5 presentations (1 hour each) per strand.
The research literature is replete with both experimental and descriptive studies supporting K-12 student learning in computer science and computational thinking as well as empowerment of educators through professional development using strategies and techniques for successful teaching about computing.