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VIRTUAL - How WeTeach_CS for High School Deep Dive

VIRTUAL - How WeTeach_CS for High School Deep Dive

Date and Time

June 25, 2020 - June 26, 2020

Registration Closes: June 24, 2020, 1:10 p.m.



Event Address

Zoom info will be emailed 4 days prior the virtual meeting.


Contact NameNathalie Beausoleil

Contact Phone512-232-6208


Event Description

Need to teach CS next year, but not sure how to get a class up and running? Struggling to find a CS1 curriculum that works? Get a sneak preview of a curriculum package that will get you through your first year, giving you everything you need in a nice, neat package. You will be ready for Day One, with lesson plans, student lessons, videos, study guides, practice activities, projects, labs, lab solutions, and assessments. Learn how to make this crucial first year class a success from WeTeach_CS Education Professional Development Specialist John Owen.

We’ll examine the CS1 TEKS and become familiar with the expectations for the course, and then explore the four modules that make up the course. These include:

  • An introduction to Scratch, a block-based programming platform, on the first day of school, immediately engaging the students in coding experiences that are meaningful, fun and easy, also exposing students to some fairly sophisticated programming concepts and skills in a multi-week module of study.
  • A continued study of programming that also introduces Object Oriented concepts, using a graphic-based tool with scripted coding called Jeroo, further exploring the fundamentals of coding, providing high-level thinking and problem solving opportunities for students.
  • We’ll tackle some off-line topics such as ethics, intellectual property rights, digital security, as well as the basics of technology systems and operations, including knowledge of hardware and software components, and aspects of programming languages (high level vs low level, compiled vs interpreted, top down vs bottom up vs object oriented design concepts, etc.)
  • A “from the beginning” dive into Java programming, building from the traditional and simple “Hello World” program, showing the “bare bones” structure of a Java program, and gradually unfolding new aspects of coding, including output, input, data types and operations, variables and parameters, conditionals, loops, function use and creation, basic data structures and algorithms. All these foundational skills will prepare students to continue their studies in future courses such as AP CSA.

Experience first hand what you will be teaching your CS students next year!

Certificates of Participation

Certificates stating 12 hours of Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned can be downloaded from the UTakeIt dashboard after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.




When you are ready to register, the system will ask you to login. You will need to log in with your UTEID and password. If you do not remember your UTEID and password you can click on the “I forgot my UTEID or password” link. If you need a UT EID created, click on “I need a UTEID” from the login screen. For more UTEID information Click here.

  • Registration fees cover training materials. 
  • Payments are due before this event. 
  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or those not in attendance. 
  • Registration deadline is 6/17/2020.

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NOTE: Attendees of this training will receive a $100 discount toward the purchase of WeTeach_CS for HS curriculum.



Zoom info will be emailed 4 days prior the virtual meeting.


  • Thursday & Friday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Central Time)

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