Workshop Program

Morning Session: August 11 (8:00am-1:00 pm): Manchester 024
8:00-9:00 am Registration and Breakfast

Pre-Workshop Questionnaire [Link]

9:00-10:00 am Welcome Keynote and Introductions

"The Case of Computational Thinking for Everyone", Prof. Sam Cho, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Physics, Wake Forest University [Slides]

Past Highlights, Successes, and Challenges

10:00-11:00 am Highlights and Overview of Scratch

Past Examples of Teachers Incorporating Computational Thinking

Cynthia Morgan (Hanes Magnet, Latin) [Slides] (with links to programs inside)

Rafael Segura (Parkland High, Spanish) [Slides]

Shannon Jackson (East Forsyth Middle, Exceptional Children) [Program 1] [Program 2] [Program 3]

Yu'Vonne James (Hanes Magnet, Spanish)

Scratch by Example: Overview and Introduction

Profs. Sam Cho and Paúl Pauca [Slides] [Printout]


Survey [Link]

11:00-11:45 am Planning a Lesson in Groups

Imagine it!: What Lesson Would You Like to Create?

Prof. Denise Johnson

Computational Thinking Lesson Planning [Link]

Article: Bringing Computational Thinking to K-12 [Link]

Computational Thinking Progression Chart [Link]

Story Boarding Template Slides [Link]


Survey [Link]

12:00-1:00 pm Networking Lunch with Wake Forest Faculty and Students
Afternoon Session: August 11 (1:00pm-3:00 pm): Kirby 117
1:00-1:45 pm Presentation of Example Lesson Plans

Ally Kaminsky: "Pythagorean Theorm" (Math) [Lesson Plan] [Program]

Caroline Lee: "Scratch Cat Adventures: Early Middle Ages Edition" (Social Studies) [Lesson Plan] [Program]

Daniel Findeis: "Scratch Latin Quiz" (Latin) [Lesson Plan (.docx)] [Lesson Plan (.pdf)] [Program]

Makenzie Whitener: "To Infinity and Beyond" (Science) [Lesson Plan (.docx)] [Lesson Plan (.pdf)] [Program]

Riana Freedman: "TeachMe-TestMe" (General) [Lesson Plan (.docx)] [Lesson Plan (.pdf)] [Program 1] [Program 2]

1:45-3:00 pm Hands-on Implementation of Example Lesson Plans

Survey [Link]

Morning Session: August 12 (8:00 am-12:00 pm): Kirby 117
8:00-8:45 am Networking Breakfast with Wake Forest Faculty + Students
9:00-11:00 am Computational Thinking Lesson Plan Development with Scratch: Working Session

Profs. Sam Cho (Scratch), Paúl Pauca (Scratch), and Denise Johnson (Lesson Plan Development)


Blank Lesson Plan Template [Link]


Teacher Generated Lesson Plans

Best Lesson Plan Contest Poll [Link]

Brian Graham [Lesson Plan] [Program]

Catherine Knight [Lesson Plan] [Program]

Cathy Theodore [Lesson Plan] [Program]

Chieko Banjoko [Lesson Plan] [Program]

Cynthia Morgan [Lesson Plan] [Program]

Jacqueline Lane, Tanya Ford, and Ronald Patterson [Lesson Plan] [Program]

Lauren Gliot [Lesson Plan] [Program]

Martha Jones and Rafael Segura [Lesson Plan] [Program]

Monika Vasili [Lesson Plan] [Program]

Shannon Jackson [Lesson Plan] [Program]

Tiffany Green [Lesson Plan] [Program]


Survey [Link]

11:00-11:15 am Break
11:15-11:45 am Computational Thinking Lesson Plans Show and Tell Presentations
11:45-12:00 pm Group Photo by Ken Bennett
Afternoon Session: August 12 (12:00pm-3:00 pm): Manchester 024
12:00-1:00 pm Networking Lunch with Wake Forest Faculty + Students
1:00-1:15 pm Brief History of Computer Science

Riana Freedman [Slides] [Grace Hopper's Letterman Show Interview]


Survey [Link]

1:15-2:30 pm Frontiers of Computer Science at Wake Forest University

Prof. Jennifer Burg: STEM Incubator Labs [Stem Lab Link] [Digital Sound & Music]

Prof. Errin Fulp: Nature-inspired Solutions for Cyber Security [Slides]

Prof. Paúl Pauca: Interfacing What's Possible


Survey [Link]

2:30-3:00 pm Why Computer Science? The Students' Perspectives

Survey [Link]


Post-Workshop Questionnaire [Link]