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South Fayette Township School District is hosting two different experiences beginning June 8 – 18. Sessions are free and ACT 48 credits will be provided.
- Ignite Talks: 9 talks ranging from 60 to 90 minutes each. Unlimited class size.
Registration link: https://sites.google.com/southfayette.org/innovationsummerinstitute/ignite-talk-sessions
- Summer Institute Sessions: 11 more in-depth workshop sessions. Limited class size.
Registration link: https://sites.google.com/southfayette.org/innovationsummerinstitute/summer-institute-sessions
The Institute is also highlighting three new and different data science sessions for Grades 3-12:
- Data Science in an Environmental Sustainability Context (Grades 6-12) presented by David Sanchez, Assistant Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.
- Introduction to Data Science & Data Visualization (Grades 9-12) presented by Jordan Mroziak, Education, Technology, and Data Consultant from CREATE Lab, CMU and Lynette Lortz, CS Teacher SFSD
- Data Science at the Intersection of Art and Science (Grades 3-8) presented by Jessica Kaminsky, Education, Technology, and Data Consultant from CREATE Lab, CMU and Aileen Owens, Director of Technology and Innovation, SFSD
- Stories and Sensors: Introducing Environmental Data in Meaningful Ways (Ignite Talk) presented by David Sanchez, Assistant Professor Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.
In addition, other new offerings include:
- Collaborative Problem-solving During Computational Thinking Lessons presented by Cassie Quigley from University of Pittsburgh and Dani Hero from Clemson University
- Three Key C’s: The Development of Consistent, Cumulative, & Competency-Driven Pathways in Computing presented by Quinn Burke, Emi Iwatani, and Pati Ruiz, Digital Promise Research Team
- STEAM Education: Engaging Students in Real-World Problem Solving presented by Cassie Quigley from University of Pittsburgh and Dani Hero from Clemson University)
For more information about South Fayette’s CS/STEAM Pathway, including lesson plans aligned to computational thinking competencies, practices, and student agency, and more in-depth information to support work, visit: https://www.sfsdcspathway.org.