Our Sched is live! The MNCodes Summit will feature over 30 hands-on sessions offered by a variety of CS educators from across Minnesota. Sessions span all grade levels and cover a range of topics, including: a variety of coding platforms, physical computing, broadening participation in CS, math, maker ed, CS experiences and processes, and many more! One session will even include a chance to hear directly from middle and high school students about the projects they’ve created! Check out the full list on our schedule!
And, keeping with our theme of Networking to Expand CS Education, we’ve added Birds of a Feather Sessions, which aim to create informal spaces to share ideas, resources, experiences, and ask questions around a topic of interest to the group (click here to read more about BoF sessions). We believe all of the Summit sessions will truly promote learning, sharing and collaboration!
We are so excited to welcome speakers from 15 school districts, 6 universities, 6 community organizations and 1 tech industry to share at our Summit this year! Take a moment to read up on our knowledgeable speakers by visiting the speaker tab on our Sched!
We are also incredibly excited to introduce our Summit’s Keynote speakers, Joseph Adamji and Shiranthi Goonathilaka of the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Their impactful work is centered around providing socially-relevant, community-based, STEM education and action – where youth are innovating solutions to address racial, gender, and economic inequities in the world around them. Click their photos below to learn more about Joseph and Shiranthi’s background and expertise:
Back by popular demand – the demo playground will be available all day at the Summit again this year! This hands-on area will feature many different devices, equipment and technologies for attendees to try out – with the support of mentors and resources to help participants envision ways to incorporate the equipment to foster computer science learning with learners of all ages. New to coding education? This is a great chance to try out many different computer science activities and ask questions of educators who have experience using them in the classroom. Have you been teaching computer science for a while? Come explore new ideas and learn new ways to integrate computer science into already existing curriculum. The playground area will feature ideas for lessons and projects for both beginning and advanced coders.
What are you most looking forward to about the 2019 MNCodes Summit?
We can’t wait to see you there!!