Educator Track Registration

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This PD is aimed at middle school and high school teachers in Miami-Dade County who are interested in learning about programs and resources offered by Miami Dade College School of Engineering and Technology (EnTec), careers in computing fields such as AI and cybersecurity, and Code/Art’s coding programs and competitions aimed at inspiring more girls in computer science.

NOTE: Miami-Dade County 6-12 school teachers who attend the full day will receive a $100 stipend. M-DCPS teachers who enroll through their Professional Learning Portal will also earn master plan points for attending. To receive these credits, you must be REGISTERED, sign in upon arrival and departure of the event, and attend the 2 mandatory MDC sessions.

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022

Time: 12pm-6:30pm (6.5 hours) See agenda

Location: 315 NE 2nd Ave Building 8, 5th Floor. Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus. Miami, FL 33132.

Free parking: in garage building #7 located at 500 NE 2nd Ave (entrance on NE 6th Street). See campus map

Lunch: Free box lunches will be provided to enrolled teachers

Educator Resources Provided By: 

Code/Art Competition

Code/Art’s All-Girls Coding Competition for students in grades 3-12 is open! Have your students ubmit an entry by Feb. 18th for a chance to win prizes and recognition at Code/Art Fest’s closing ceremony! Closing ceremony will be broadcasted online and will include the announcement of winners and finalists of CodeYourSelf™ National competition.

Schedule

12-00 pm

Digital Art Exhibit Opens

Doors open at noon! Check in at the registration table, take a selfie in our #CodeArtFest photobooth, pick up a T-shirt and enjoy our one-of-a-kind student digital art exhibit.

12:00pm-12:45 pm

Educator Track Workshop – MDC Resources & Programs

As the Miami tech ecosystem continues to grow, Miami Dade College (MDC) is contributing to growing the tech local pipeline needed to fulfill current and future demands. Join us to learn about MDC’s School of Engineering and Technology free resources and programs for MDCPS students and teachers. -Dean Manuel Perez and Dr. Nelly Delessy, MDC School of Engineering and Technology

1:00pm-2:00pm

Kickoff & Opening Keynote

Opening remarks from Code/Art CEO and Founder Amy Renshaw followed by opening keynote speaker – Dr. Ehi Nosakhare, Ph.D. 

2:15pm-3:15pm

Exploring Computing Careers – Women in Tech Panel

The world is at your fingertips! Come hear from an incredible panel of women in tech about their chosen careers and the pathways they took to get there.

2:15pm-3:15pm

Educator Track Workshop – Integrating AI & Cybersecurity Curriculum in Your Classroom

Teachers play an essential role in empowering students to identify their potential on both the ability to learn challenging things, as well as being able to pursue in-demand fields such as cybersecurity or AI. Through this workshop, you will learn about the benefits of introducing students to these fields at a young age and about Miami Dade College (MDC) AI and Cybersecurity programs that support the talent pipeline for our local workforce.  – Dr. Nelly Delessy and Professor Eduardo Salcedo, MDC School of Engineering and Technology

2:15pm-3:15pm

Student Creative Coding Workshop

Create your own abstract art piece on Scratch! Workshop is best for elementary or middle school students with little to no coding experience. ($5 registration fee to confirm seat for each participating student. Accompanying parent or guardian can attend for free). 

3:30pm-4:30pm

ChangeMaker Live Pitch Competition

Four teams looking to change the world. Watch as they pitch their idea to a panel of tech and business professionals for a chance to win the $1,000 grand prize.

3:30pm-4:30pm

Student Creative Coding Workshop

Create your own game on Scratch! Workshop is best for elementary or middle school students with little to no coding experience. ($5 registration fee to confirm seat for each participating student. Accompanying parent or guardian can attend for free). 

4:45pm-5:45pm

Closing Session & Keynote Fireside Chat

Fireside chat with Noelle Silver about her work as an Alexa Skill Developer, overcoming challenges as a Latina in Tech and the emerging opportunities within Art + Tech.

5:45pm-6:30pm

Closing Awards Ceremony (Annual All-Girls Coding Competition)

Don’t miss out on our grand finale – the announcement and celebration of the 2021 winners and Top Teachers of Code/Art’s All-Girls Coding Competition! [session will be broadcasted live on Facebook & Youtube for national participants of CodeYourSelf™ competition]

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