Computing Science

Professional Development for CS Educators

Edmonton Computer Science Education Summer Conference (2018)

The Edmonton Computer Science Education Summer Conference (2018) is a professional development opportunity for stakeholders in Computer Science education in the Edmonton area. We will be discussing how to integrate various platforms into lessons, as well as providing opportunities to network with other stakeholders in Computer Science education in the Edmonton area. Sessions are designed primarily with Divisions II through IV in mind. While some sessions are targeted to a specific audience, teachers are welcome to attend as many sessions as they feel are valuable. All are taught by active teachers or university professors who are excited about helping you grow your Computer Science offerings. 

Thanks to Google’s Educator PD Grants Program (formerly known as CS4HS), we are offering a major CS PD Conference in the summer of 2018. Thank you to the University of Alberta's Department of Computer Science for applying for and organizing the grant.

Conference Details

  • Date: August 22-24, 2018
  • Location: Strathcona High School
  • Cost: $10 (This fee includes lunch on Wednesday and Thursday)

Optional Friday - Friday, August 24th is reserved for collaborative planning time. Most of our presenters will be around to answer questions, help in your planning, etc., but there will be no formal presentations. Want to skip Friday and go to the lake instead? No problem!

*New* Rapid Fire Presentations (5 minutes each) - Do you have one computing science lesson you teach really well? Have a great Scratch assignment exemplar to show off for a Grade 4 class? Know of a great game to teach binary to Grade 8 students? Have a great OOP lesson for Grade 11s? If you are willing to make a 5 minute presentation sharing your idea with fellow attendees, please indicate so in the Rapid Fire Presentations Interest Form. Our host will then be in contact with some details.

Registration

  • Seats are limited. Registration will be done on a first come first serve basis.
  • Upon cancellation of registration, participants will receive a full reimbursement before June 30, 2018

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Schedule

Below is our tentative schedule. Full session descriptions are coming soon!

  • Div 1: Kindergarten to Grade 3
  • Div 2: Grade 4-6
  • Div 3: Grade 7-9
  • Div 4: Grade 10-12

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Time Description Audience (Divs)
8:30 AM - 8:55 AM

Coffee and Networking 

 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome and Keynote

 

9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Workshop Session 1

Scratch for Novices

   2  3  

Python and Cybera

      3  4

Intro to HTML and Web Design Part 1

      3  
11:45 AM - 12:25 PM

Lunch 

 

12:30 PM - 2:23 PM
Workshop Session 2

Scratch Intermediate to Expert

   2  3  

Intro to HTML and Web Design Part 2

      3  

Python Lessons and Assignments

      3  4

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Time Description Audience (Divs)
8:30 AM - 8:55 AM

Coffee and Networking 

 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Workshop Session 3

How to Introduce CS into Div 2 (Panel)

   2     

Scope and Sequence for Junior High

      3  

Dev Out - Industry Support Projects Through GitHub

      3  4

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Workshop Session 4

Scratch Curricular Ties for Div 2

   2     

Javascript for Junior High

      3  

High School Assessment - Project Credit (Round Table)

      3  4
11:15 AM - 11:45 PM

Lunch  

 
11:55 AM - 1:00 PM

Rapid Fire Presentations

 

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Workshop Session 4

Microbit

   2     

Gadgets for Teaching CS at Junior High

      3  

High School Assessment - Part 2

      3  4

Friday, August 24, 2018 (Optional)

Time Description Audience (Divs)
8:30 AM - 8:55 AM

Coffee and Networking

 
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Workshop Session 5

Div 2 Collaborative Work Time

   2     

Div 3 Collaborative Work Time

      3  

Div 4 Collaborative Work Time

         4

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Conference Programme

The conference programme is located here.

 

Please contact Corbett Artym at corbett.artym@epsb.ca if you need further information.