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
Sunday, July 12 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Embedding Computer Science in Science Classes–Grades 6-12

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During this three-hour workshop, attendees will explore how models can be developed and used to allow teachers and students to investigate STEM topics through scientific inquiry and computational thinking. Using modeling and simulation in the STEM classroom not only allows students to more fully explore the scientific concepts being taught, they also learn computer science concepts and programming thus preparing the student to pursue a more formal computer science class in the future. In addition, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) inclusion of Computational Thinking Skills and modeling into the curriculum opens the door for the introduction of computer science at an early age. Two programming environments, StarLogo Nova and Netlogo, will be used to demonstrate the broad applicability and flexibility that computer models and simulations, allows both the teacher and the student.


Paige Prescott

Paige is an experienced middle school and high school science teacher from Santa Fe, NM. She has taught science in various parts of New Mexico as well as in Guadalajara, Mexico and most recently Bangkok, Thailand. In her career she has taught a range of sciences as well as being a... Read More →

Maureen Psaila-Dombrowski

Maureen Psaila-Dombrowski is the program manager for the Santa Fe Institute’s New Mexico Computer Science for All program, NM-CSforAll (NSF-CE21, #1240992). NM- CSforAll is a statewide professional development program that prepares teachers to offer a dual-credit computer science... Read More →

Sunday July 12, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
International II

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