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EDF Omaha
July 10-12, 2018

The Education Discovery Forum is a post-CSTA conference opportunity facilitated by the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC). This multi-day professional development will guide teachers and administrators through interactive projects and will feature NICERC’s cyber, computer science, and STEM: Explore, Discover, Apply (STEM EDA) curricula and resources.

Attendees select one of four content threads (STEM EDA, Cyber Literacy with Boe-Bot, Cyber Literacy with Arduino, or Computer Science) and remain in that thread for the duration of the Education Discovery Forum. By attending, educators will obtain new curricula, strategies, and classroom resources as well as approaches to teach 21st century cyber concepts in grade-appropriate, relevant ways.

To view the agenda for EDF Omaha, click here.

Content Threads

STEM: Explore, Discover, Apply (STEM EDA) is a project-driven, modular middle school curriculum that integrates cyber into STEM, liberal arts, and computer science disciplines. STEM EDA strengthens problem-solving and critical thinking skills. This workshop is recommended for middle school teachers seeking to learn techniques for incorporating cyber and computer concepts into hands-on STEM projects.

Cyber Literacy with Boe-Bot will use a hands-on, modular high school curriculum that builds strong cyber foundations through robotics, programming, electricity, and elements of liberal arts. Content explores the opportunities, threats, responsibilities, and legal constraints associated with cyberspace. This workshop will utilize the Boe-Bot, a platform that uses PBASIC programming language and is ideal for beginning programmers. Cyber Literacy with Boe-Bot is recommended for high school teachers seeking to introduce the basics of programming, fundamentals of networks and best-practices for operating in everyday cyber space. No previous programming experience is required.

Cyber Literacy with Arduino will use a hands-on, modular high school curriculum that builds strong cyber foundations through robotics, programming, electricity, and elements of liberal arts. Content explores the opportunities, threats, responsibility, and legal constraints associated with cyberspace. This workshop will utilize the Arduino Shieldbot, which features the versatile Arduino platform and is recommended for high school teachers who are seeking to build upon fundamental cyber skills or for teachers representing schools with established programs.

Computer Science uses the Raspberry Pi platform to explore computer science through a puzzle-based learning approach. Content covers components of computer science such as algorithms, computer programming, data structures, computer architecture, etc. while developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. This workshop is recommended for high school teachers looking to explore the Raspberry Pi platform and touch on the philosophy behind computer programming. No previous programming experience is required.

Registration & Pricing

$100 per registrant
Register for the Education Discovery Forum when you register for the CSTA conference.

Registration for the EDF will close on June 25.

REGISTER HERE

 

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