MNCodes Virtual Summit 2022 Schedule
Welcome + Keynote
9:00am - 10:10am CT
Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Emily Ong from Girls Who Code
10:25 am - 11 am CT
Code.org Computer Science Curriculum for MS and HS
In this session we will look at two Code.org computer science classes offered by Twin Cities PBS, Computer Science Discoveries (CSD) for grades 6-10 and AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) for grades 9-12.
Integrating Computer Science in Academic Standards
The Minnesota Academic Standards are the statewide expectations for student learning in K-12 public schools. In this session we will dig into the new MN Academic Standards (Arts, Science, ELA, and Social Studies) to see how computer science is integrated at the standard and/or benchmark level.
Teaching the AP’s and Data Structures with p5.js and Processing
Teach AP? Pandemic got you down? Then come to this session on teaching the APCS Principles and APCSA using Processing and P5js!
Essential Equity-Focused Holistic Practices for Developing Your Coding Programs
With Girls Who Code, you'll gain the tools to bring fun and digestible coding curricula to your community! You’ll learn to incorporate coding activities that foster social-emotional growth, build networks of peers and diverse role models, and engage with historically underrepresented student groups in tech.
11:05 am - 11:40 am CT
Teaching CS Online
New Code Academy is a new full time, online, public school with a focus on CS. Come learn more about Bloomington Public School's CS Immersion program, where students have opportunities to take full time CS courses as well as explore how CS integrates into other content areas.
CS in Elementary: Exist/Enhance/ Extend. Activities, ideas, and resources.
Integrating computer science into the elementary day is challenging. This session will have activities, ideas, and resources to make existing CS connections to student learning (exist), ways to enhance content with CS, and resources that extend the core content areas with CS.
Exploring Historical Narratives of Computer Science to Break Gender Stereotypes
In this session I will introduce my computer science history unit that explores the human side of computer science history. We’ll highlight the lives, contributions and obstacles of a diverse array of CS pioneers with particular focus on the women of CS.
Machine Learning Activities for the MS and HS Classroom
Machine learning models are increasingly impacting society. Here are some hands-on activities that can be used in the middle school or high school classroom to introduce machine learning topics.
Dr. Tom Gibbons
11:45 am - 12:20 pm CT
Expanding computer science pathways across MN through planning and policy
In this session we will be exploring school, district, and state-level computer science pathway development. Participants will be introduced to resources and examples from other states, as well as structural and social barriers to consider while planning.
Exploring Scratch from a Tool to a Philosophy
Join this session to learn more about the Scratch Foundation's philosophy to coding and learning. Why does creative learning matter and how is creative coding different from other approaches to computer programming?
Join us to discuss pedagogical approaches to debugging! We will talk about research and applications for guiding students through the debugging process, specifically through observable problems, reasons why the bug got into the code, and ways of fixing the code during a debugging session.
Final MNCodes Cohort Session
In this session we will come together to do some sharing, talk about advocacy and next steps, and celebrate our cohort year together.
***Note: only current 2021-2022 MNCodes Educator Training Cohort Members should attend this session.
Andrea Wilson- Vazquez, Tom Cozzolino, Ashley Goetz
CSTA TEA Regional Awards + Closing Message
12:20 pm - 12:35 pm CT