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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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Tuesday, July 14 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Student Groups in New Mexico Computer Science for all

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In this panel, we describe the New Mexico Computer Science for All program (NMCSforAll)
and accompanying classes that were designed to teach computer science and
computational thinking through modeling and simulation in a broadly accessible manner.
The program has demonstrated effectiveness in attracting and retaining a diverse range of
teachers and students from dramatically different teaching environments and
communities. The resulting diversity of students exposed to computer science through
this program is unprecedented in New Mexico and in the country. The pedagogy,
curriculum and flexible approach allowed students who might not normally take a
computer science class to participate and succeed. The overall number and diversity of
students who complete the class are evidence of its promise. The panel, representative of
the different regions and cultural contexts, will discuss how elements of the program
were customized to work for them and their students and lessons learned in the process.

Speakers
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Lauren Curry

Lauren Curry is a high school teacher at Las Cruces High School in New Mexico. She teaches a dual-credit OOP Computer Science course through the University of New Mexico, an Intro to Java class and a Video Game Design class. She also is a Language Arts teacher and a Yearbook Adviser. She graduated from New Mexico State University with a BA in English and completed an MA in Curriculum and Instruction. She discovered her love for computer science... Read More →
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Jeremy Jensen

My district boarders the Navajo Nation in Gallup, New Mexico. Currently I teach Chemistry and AP Chemistry but am endorsed in all of the sciences along with German. I have been a part of NM CSforALL since the first cohort of teachers and have been involved in both teaching Computer Science courses and facilitating in new groups of teachers joining NM CSforAll. My interests in Computer Science includes reaching populations of students normally... Read More →
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Vernetta Noble

My name is Vernetta Noble. I am a Native of the Shiprock, born and raised in the area. I am a Computer/Business Teacher at Shiprock High School. I began teaching at Shiprock High in 1998. My vision was to experience the real world and bring the knowledge back into the classroom. Throughout the years, I have taught computer and business classes. I am an Alumni of Shiprock High School. It was always a dream of mine to teach at my school. I... Read More →
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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 class in their high schools. The class teaches computer science through complexity science and modeling of STEM problems. She has also been involved as a program... Read More →


Tuesday July 14, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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