“Let's Get Together and Share”Saturday, February 21, 201510am – 3pm




SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015
TIME
ROOM
TITLE
10AM
Rm 3211
Introduction and Welcome



10:15AM – 12:15PM
Computer Science Lab Tours
Dr. Barnes – Games2Learn – Center for Educational Informatics
Dr. Samatova – Semantics Computing Lab
Dr. Healey – Knowledge Discovery Lab
Dr. Murphy-Hill – Developers Liberation Front



12:15PM
Rm 3211
LUNCH



12:15PM
Rm 3211
Owen Astrachan (Duke University) - Computer Science Principles

1PM
Rm 3211
Resources for Teaching CS to ALL Students
See MOOC Info Here

Access 10K




1:30 PM
Rm 3211
How does CS fit into Middle and Elementary School?
2PM
Rm 3253
Teacher Share
Mrs. Marnie Hill


Mrs. Norma Jean Rockwell


Mrs. Nancy Stevens

OTHER RESOURCES

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK: http://go.ncsu.edu/csta_feb




SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 AGENDA*
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
TIME
ROOM
TITLE
10AM - 11AM
Rm 3211
Deborah Seehorn (NC DPI) - "Computer Science in NC CTE"



11AM - 12PM
Rm 3265
Steven Anthony Hill (JH Rose HS)- "Visual Thinking Strategies"
11AM - 12PM
Rm 3253
Marnie Hill (JH Rose HS)- "Computer Science Teachers Association"



12PM - 1PM
Rm 3211
LUNCH



1PM - 2PM
Rm 3265
Kelly Hines (Discovery Education) - "Discovery Education STEM resources"
1PM - 2PM
Rm 3253
Aaron Quidley (NCSU) - "Making Game with Unity"



2PM - 3PM
Rm 3265
Owen Astrachan (Duke University) - Computer Science Principles
2PM - 3PM
Rm 3253
Veronica Catete (NCSU) - "Creating Mobile Apps with App Inventor" and "Exploring Kodu"
  • Subject to change


Description of Sessions:

Deborah Seehorn (NC DPI) - "Computer Science in NC CTE"
Where is CS in NC CTE?
Do you want to hear the latest news about NC CTE computer science curriculum, licensure, and student opportunities? Attend this presentation to hear what is going on in the wonderful world of NC CTE CS from an NC DPI BFIT Curriculum Consultant.
Where is CS in NC CTE.pdf
Where is CS in NC CTE.pdf
Where is CS in NC CTE.pdf


Owen Astrachan (Duke University) - Computer Science Principles
Search is equally a fundamental algorithm, a computational thinking idea, a way of exploring innovation and impact, and a lens through which we can explore computer science in any course, but particularly in Exploring Computer Science (ECS), CS Principles (CSP), and AP Computer Science A (APCSA). In this interactive session we will provide, and help the audience provide, background on three different kinds of search: binary search, contentID search (e.g., for audio in YouTube or Soundhound), and Pagerank. The examples will be useful in class or in professional development for teachers. We will discuss how these searches are related, how they differ, and how they can be used in every computer science course, but particularly looking at differences in ECS, CSP, and APCSA. We will provide detailed examples based on programming/coding activities, activities that don't require a computer, and activities that stress both computational thinking and the knowledge needed by today's cyber-citizens.


Veronica Catete (NCSU) - "Creating Mobile Apps with App Inventor" and "Exploring Kodu"
In this workshop you will be learning about different tools for mobile apps and game development. We will be working with AppInventor a block based programming language, and TouchDevelop which is uses a touch-type language. If time permits we will also explore Kodu or GameMaker.


Aaron Quidley (NCSU) - "Making Game with Unity"

In your first foray into Unity development, you will be creating a simple rolling ball game that teaches you many of the principles of working with Game Objects, Components, Prefabs, Physics and Scripting. Unity can be downloaded for free from Unity3d.com



Link to the tutorial:
http://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/projects/roll-a-ball

REGISTER HERE

THEN PAY REGISTRATION FEE BELOW:















Cost: $15 per registrant (which includes catered lunch)
Times:10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
CEU:0.5 renewal credits
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015
Location: NCSU, Engineering Building 2, Rm 3211
890 Oval Dr. Raleigh, NC 27695




CLICK HERE FOR PAST AGENDA AND NOTES!


Watch a recording of our first online meeting on October 15th at 4:15pm. The link is below:
https://collaborate.wolfware.ncsu.edu/watch/?watch_recording_id=acxVX5wH7zM

The majority of our meetings will be held in Collaborate. I typically send out reminders about a week before but they will usually be on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please let us know if we can do anything to help in the meantime.




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