WeTeach_CS Summit

Sep 1, 2016 karen's Blog

This is a guest blog by MIT Master Trainer Krishnendu Roy

The Center for STEM Education at The University of Texas at Austin hosted the first WeTeach_CS Summit during June 7-9, 2016 (http://www.thetrc.org/cs-summit-2016/). In this K12 teachers workshop around 280 K12 teachers from all across Texas participated in three days of training and professional development activities in various computing related topics that will help them to offer new and improved computing courses and lessons in their classrooms. App Inventor was well covered in multiple sessions. App Inventor Master Trainer Dr. Krishnendu Roy presented a session titled Introduction to MIT App Inventor. In this session around 90 K12 teachers were introduced to App Inventor environment. Most of the participants in this session have never worked on App Inventor before. Dr. Ralph Morelli, Professor of Computer Science at Trinity College and App Inventor Master Trainer Pauline Lake presented a session on Mobile CSP titled Mobile CS Principles: Learning CS By Building Socially Useful Mobile Apps which also featured App Inventor.