2013 Summer Computing Workshop for STEM Teachers


The Florida International University School of Computing and Information Sciences is pleased to announce a Summer workshop for High School STEM Teachers. The workshop introduces computational thinking concepts, object-oriented visual programming skills and concepts, and basic Python programming skills. No prior experience is required. There is no fee for this workshop, and lunch and parking are provided. Located at Florida International University. As an added bonus, Oracle Academy will provide a free one-day workshop to all participants on June 24.

Wiki site at http://fiustem.pbworks.com (requires password)

Who is eligible: High School STEM teachers from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.

How to register:
Miami-Dade teachers should email Cristy Charters. Broward teachers should email Dr. Lisa Milenkovic.

Dates and Locations:
June 17, 19,21: FIU Madique campus, room PC 419
June 18, 20, and 24-28: FIU Madique Campus, room ECS 141

Please look at this campus map with directions for parking near room PC 419. Free parking passes will be provided on the first day.

Times:  8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Required equipment: A laptop or PC at home, to load Alice and Python (free software), and be able to do homework programs.

View the list of presenters; View the Agenda for Week 1; View the Agenda for Week 2

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their potential impact on including computing in their STEM education classes. Enrollment is free.

Miami-Dade teachers will receive 60 master plan points after completing the entire two-week session and completing all assigned projects. Also, there will be two optional follow-up meetings during the school year to showcase your studentsí work in applying Math, Science, and Technology concepts to programming in Alice and Python.

This workshop is supported by a grant from Ultimate Software. Use of facilities is donated by Florida International University.