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Conference registration (which includes an afternoon community session on Sunday, July 12, Monday night’s event at UT Dallas and all general and plenary sessions on Tuesday, July 14) is $100 if you register by April 15. 

From April 16-June 26 the price is $150 and after that the price goes up to $225. 

Workshops are a separate price, and this year we have expanded our offering to include some on Sunday, as well as Monday. The price for workshops is $100 for the first one, and then $50 for each additional workshop (maximum number of three). 

*Please note that CSTA does not cover the cost of registration, travel or accommodations for speakers or attendees. 

Please email any questions to t.nash@csta-hq.org
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Monday, July 13 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Physical Computing Activities for the K-8 Classroom

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Make Computer Science fun and easy for students by turning computer programming into a hands-on activity. Make a video game controller with tin foil and an old take-out container. Make an electronic door alarm with LEGOs and tape. Make your own Operation-style board game with a cereal box and chopsticks. Make everything from anything! In this workshop you will learn how to implement classroom projects that integrate Science, Technology, Art, and Math together through computer programming and engineering design. We will survey a number of methods and materials that help students explore Computer Science such as Scratch, a drag-and-drop programming language for young learners. We will also use basic physical computing sensors like MakeyMakey, LEGO WeDo, and Make!Sense that allow us to program interactive objects from household materials. Beginner's welcome.


Dylan Ryder

Dylan Ryder is an Educational Technologist at The School at Columbia University, the University’s K-8 laboratory school in New York City. His goal is to help students use technology safely, responsibly and creatively - with particular attention to engineering, computer science and design. Always pursuing innovative pedagogy, Dylan has published articles on teaching computer programming to young students and has delivered workshops on... Read More →

Monday July 13, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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