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
Tuesday, July 14 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Hands on Computing in K-8 Classrooms

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Introduce K-8 students to the power of computer programming through projects that sense and interact with the external world. Learn successful projects and best practices from a district wide STEM program that integrates physical computing into the curriculum using Bee-Bots in K-2, Lego WeDo and Scratch in grades 3-5 and Arduino in grades 6-8. Students understand abstract ideas in computer science as they move robots through a maze or as they use data from sensors to control motors, LEDs and buzzers. Show elementary school students how to use Scratch code to bring a Lego project to life. Teach middle school students how to build circuits on a breadboard and program them using the Arduino microcontroller. Physical computing projects are challenging and add hands-on excitement to any K-8 computer science curriculum.


Sheena Vaidyanathan

Sheena teaches computer science to approximately 500 sixth graders in the Los Altos School District, in California. She has taught computer science, math, digital art and visual art for nine years. She also conducts professional development for teachers in the district to integrate... Read More →

Tuesday July 14, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
St. Genevieve

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