Computer Science

 

Schedule and Locations

This Teacher Workshop will consist of a total of three Saturdays.

Teacher Training Session

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 1 – 5 pm

Mandatory for all enrollees

  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • 1912 Speedway
  • Sanchez Building, Room 411
  • Austin, TX 78712
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Student Sessions

Participants must commit to serving as a Teaching Assistant (TA) during two of the four student sessions being held on the following dates.

  • Saturday, January 30, 2016
  • Saturday, February 6, 2016
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016

All student sessions will be held at Connally High School

  • Connally High School
  • Pflugerville ISD
  • 13212 N Lamar Blvd
  • Austin, TX 78753
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3-Day Startup

February 26-28, 2016

This optional event will held at the Capital Factory.

  • The Capital Factory
  • 701 Brazos Street
  • Austin, TX 78701
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For more information, see the Description section below.

 

Eligible Attendees

Texas teachers currently teaching or interested in teaching Computer Science are eligible to attend.

 

Description

STEMpreneurship Teacher Workshop will expose high school educators to the STEMed Labs student experiences with hands-on training on Pi Bytes and the 3 Day Start Up. The Teacher Workshop will consist of a total of three Saturdays.

  • Saturday (January 23, 2016) from 1-5 PM is mandatory for all enrollees on The University of Texas at Austin campus.
  • Participants would commit to serving as a Teaching Assistant (TA) during two student portions of the series on two of the following:
    • Saturday, January 30, 2016
    • Saturday, February 6, 2016
    • Saturday, February 13, 2016
    • Saturday, February 20, 2016
  • The 3 Day Start Up the weekend of February 26, 2016 at the Capital Factory is encouraged but optional.

Pi Bytes is a short and intensive course for high school students that cover basic concepts in computer science, programming, and electronics on the popular Raspberry Pi platform in a collaborative, project-based environment. Designed to be consumed over 4 consecutive weekends, the course introduces students to the Pi, the Linux operating system, Python programming, and electronics.

Typically the students design a final project such as a traffic light controller, though students can choose their own projects. The core skills taught in Pi Bytes are sought-after in the real world and are highly marketable.

The 3-Day Startup is a 72-hour learning-by-doing workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills to students in an extreme hands-on environment.

Sessions from January 30 – February 20, 2016 will be held in Pflugerville, TX.

Participants that complete the training and TA commitment will receive a Raspberry Pi.

 

Certificates of Participation

Certificates stating 18 hours of Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Participants should receive the certificate two to three weeks after the PDA. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.

 

Contact

  • Amy Werst
  • Manager of Programmatic Operations
  • Center for STEM Education, UT Austin
  • 512-471-7450
  • amy.werst@utexas.edu

 

Accommodations

No hotel block arrangements have been made by the TRC for this event. Make reservations at an area hotel of your choice, asking for state rate. State tax will not be reimbursed. To avoid paying state hotel tax, please present a Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Exempt Certificate to the front desk. All participants are responsible for their own lodging reservations and payments.

All participants are responsible for their own lodging reservations and payments.

 

Parking

For the UT session, free parking is available in the open (flat) parking lot located across from the The Bullock Texas State History Museum. The museum itself is located across MLK from the Sanchez building.

 

Registration

Cost

  • $60.00 per day for each participant.
  • $60.00 total per participant for the 1-day workshop.

Registration Notes

  • Registration fees cover refreshments and training materials.
  • Payments are due before this event.
  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or those not in attendance.
  • Event limited to 40 participants.

Payment Instructions

  • Participants can pay by credit card or check. The registration confirmation email will contain all the necessary information you need to provide to your business offices regarding credit card payment records and check processing instructions.
  • Checks for registration need to be made out to The University of Texas at Austin. Please mail checks along with the printed registration confirmation email, to the following address.
    • The University of Texas at Austin
    • Center for STEM Education
    • 1912 Speedway, D5500
    • Austin, TX 78712

Payment Questions?

Please email Jeff Early (Jeff.Early@austin.utexas.edu) with any payment questions you may have.

Application Instructions

Click the registration button below to apply for a spot in the training. The application closes on Friday, December 18, 2015. Chosen applicants will be notified by Friday, January 8, 2016.