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Educator Track Details

  • Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
  • Time: PD workshops- 10:00am-3:30pm. Closing Awards Ceremony starts at 3:45pm. SEE FULL AGENDA.
  • Location:  Miami-Dade College West Campus (Student Center, 3rd Floor) 3800 NW 115th Ave, Doral, FL 33178
  • Stipend: $50 gift card per session. ($150 total). Gift cards will be sent via email to the email provided in your registration. Teachers must be REGISTERED and sign the sign-in sheet upon arrival and departure of each session.
  • What to Bring: Laptop and charger, writing tools for note taking, Layers of clothing. It could be cold or warm, who knows! Be prepared so you can be comfortable.
  • Parking: Free parking is available at MDC campus. We recommend parking in the 3rd floor of the parking garage that has a walkway leading directly to the event floor.
  • Meals: Light breakfast and full lunch will be provided for free to enrolled teachers

**Coming with your students? Fill out our field trip form to plan for your group arrival and reserve T-shirts for your group!**


Sat. March 16, 2024

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Educator Track
Led by Code/Art [PD Workshop for Teachers]

Creative Coding: Game Design using Micro:bit & Scratch

Start the day with Code/Art! During this session, teachers will learn about Code/Art’s mission, competitions and ways to teach CS in a way that’s creative and welcoming to all students. We’ll also learn an easy-to-teach game design lesson using Micro:bit and Scratch that Teachers can do with their students and be equipped with Code/Art’s teaching materials. No coding experience is necessary to participate. 

11:05 am – 12:05 pm

Educator Track
Led by Dr. Maya Israel, Associate Professor of CS Education, University of Florida [PD Workshop for Teachers]

Instructional Approaches for Including All Learners in CS Education

This session addresses strategies for including students with academically diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities in K-12 computer science education through an exploration of inclusive and accessible practices. We will apply Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and High Leverage Practices (HLP) to K-12 CS education with specific action steps, examples, and tools. Whether you are a novice to inclusive and accessible practices or experiences, this session will strengthen how we as computer science educators can broaden participation, frame our instruction, and address learner variability.

12:05 pm – 12:50 pm

Educator Track
Lunch Break

Lunch Break & Networking

Enjoy a free catered lunch while networking with other teachers and content providers in the tech ed space. Lunch will be brought to the same room where the PD workshops are taking place.

12:00 pm

Event Doors Open!

Digital Art Exhibit, STEAM Expo & Self Portrait Ballots Open

Expo floor opens! Check in at the registration table, take a selfie in our photobooth, vote for your favorite self-portrait entry (from a pool of local finalists) and enjoy our one-of-a-kind digital art exhibit and STEAM expo. Self Portrait (CodeYourSelf) voting booth will be open from 12-3:30pm.

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Main Stage Event

Kickoff & Opening Keynote

Opening remarks from Code/Art CEO & Founder, Amy Renshaw and our partners. 

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Main Stage Event

Code/Art Alum Panel: Where Are They Now? 

The girls are back! For this special session we’re sitting down with 4 Code/Art program alums who have gone on to achieve amazing accomplisments in their academic journey thus far. During this talk we’ll discuss the importance of an early intro to computing within a supportive community as well as personal anecdotes from each alum’s journey to inspire the next generation of creative technologists.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Educator Track
Led by Carlos Vazquez President and CEO, Miami EdTech [PD Workshop for Teachers]

AI in Education: Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence

Elevate your teaching techniques and engage students like never before by harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence. Join us to discover innovative strategies, interactive tools, and a world of possibilities that will revolutionize your classroom and empower your students for the digital age.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Main Stage Event

ChangeMaker Live Pitch Competition

Three all-girl teams looking to change the world using tech and innovation. Watch as they pitch their idea and demo their project to a panel of female tech and business professionals for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize.

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Main Stage Event

Closing Keynote

Maya Man is an artist focused on contemporary identity culture on the internet. She is the creator of the browser extension Glance Back and the Art Blocks curated collection FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT. She has exhibited internationally at bitforms, NYC; SOOT, Tokyo; Vellum, Los Angeles; Power Station of Art, Shanghai; and Feral File, online. Maya holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Computer Science and Media Studies from Pomona College and an MFA in Media Art from UCLA.

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Main Stage Event

Closing Awards Ceremony (Annual All Girls Coding Competitions)

Don’t miss out on our grand finale – the announcement and celebration of the 2023 winners and finalists of Code/Art’s All-Girls Coding Competition including the $5,000 grand prize winner of the ChangeMaker Pitch Competition! [session will be broadcasted live on Facebook & Youtube for national participants of CodeYourSelf™ , Game Design and Coded Animated Art competitions]