Join the ISTE Computer Science Network as we open the valves and turn on the CS FIREHOSE 2018
with a very special opening keynote from a true champion of computer science education, Dr. Mitch Resnick
, creator of the Scratch
programming language and LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab.
The ISTE Computer Science Network is dedicated to the promotion of computational thinking and computer science education. The network promotes and provides ideas, resources and events for integrating computational thinking and computer science into every school and classroom to create equitable access for all students. The need for CS educational initiatives is urgent with worker shortages throughout the field. To actualize computer science for all, it must be the professional responsibility of all educators to infuse computer science standards and cultivate young minds to think computationally.
So, be prepared to get drenched with new and exciting CS info, resources, and ideas from 12:30 PM through 6:00 PM with sessions provided by quality professional development leaders and educators including those confirmed from Microsoft (ISTE Mission Sponsor), Google for Education (ISTE 2018 Gold Sponsor), WeTeach_CS, MIT Media Lab, Bootstrap, BirdBrain Technologies, Unity3D (ISTE 2018 Silver Sponsor), NCWIT, Heidi Williams (ISTE author of No Fear Coding) and many more.
These intense series of interlocking sessions preceding the ISTE Chicago Conference and Exposition the afternoon of Saturday, June 23 in rooms 186, 183C, and 187C of the McCormick Place West building is FREE, but preregistration is necessary via the ISTE conference website. Premium registration is NOT required. Look forward to seeing you there!