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MD Computing Education Summit 2020

 

 

agenda information is on the page below

Please join us for the 2020 Maryland Computing Education Mini Summit Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 4-6 pm and Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 4-6 pm. 

The summit will be a short, 2-afternoon event featuring best practicesfrom teachers across the state, guest speakers, cyber resources, and great conversation. Save the date for October 28 & 29 from 4:00pm-6:00 pm each day.

So grab your most comfortable clothes and settle in to enjoy learning from your colleagues from across Maryland about intriguing ideas and exciting initiatives in computer science!

If you haven't already, Register here!

 

Pre-Summit session for teachers and students (high-school/college level): What about election security? by Natalie Scala from Towson University whose primary research is in decision analysis, with foci on military applications and cybersecurity. Wednesday 10/28 3-4pm. When you register, you will receive lesson plans to introduce your students to this very timely topic and some follow up questions they should be able to answer after participating.

 

Draft Agenda

 

Day 1: October 28, 2020

3:30 pm: Arrive early if you'd like to check-in and chat

4:00: Welcome! Scott Nichols, MSDE. Guest Speaker: TIara Booker-Dwyer, MSDE

4:30: Breakouts

  • Equity session: Gender Considerations in Computer Science with Sarah Judd, AI for All and Kate Fractal, teacher
  • Elementary Session: Integration and virtual learning. Kathy Benson
  • Middle School Session: Best Practices for Distance learning. Jenn Manly
  • High School: Cyber Education and Careers. Mark Loepker

5:30-6 Unconference session. Put your ideas for group discussions on the suggestion board (link will be sent after you register)

 

Day 2: October 29, 2020

3:30 pm: Arrive early if you'd like to check-in and chat

4:00: Welcome! Scott Nichols, MSDE. Guest Speaker: Jandelyn Plane, College Park

4:30: Breakouts

    • Equity Session: Inclusion of under-represented students in CS. Eboni Zook, Baltimore City teacher
    • or Mini breakout sessions. 15 minutes each
    • Time Elementary Middle High
      4:30-4:50 Planning Computational Thinking Activities for Varied Instructional Models Carrie Trudden Teaching About Techquity Merijke Coenraad Praxis Study Sessions Deborah Kariuki
      4:50-5:10 Computer Science for Pre-K
      Gretchen LeGrand
      Virtual Robotics Casey Day Cybersecurity Melissa Dark
      5:10-5:30 Using Scratch in a Reading/ English Language Arts Classrooms
      Merijke Coenraad and Tim Dixon
      An Artificial Intelligence Unit for Middle or High School
      Nora Blasko
      Web Development Andrej Rasevik

5:30-6 Unconference session. Put your ideas for group discussions on the suggestion board (link will be sent after you register)

 

 

Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff, dogrady at usmd dot edu
Director, Maryland Center for Computing Education

Dr. Megean Garvin, mgarvin at usmd dot edu
Director of Research, Maryland Center for Computing Education

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MCCE received initial support from the National Science Foundation, (MSP)2 Grant No. 0831970.