**This program has been cancelled in compliance with the Rice University policy announced Friday, April 17, 2020 found here: https://coronavirus.rice.edu/news/summer-activities-update**
CSTaR is a 3-day summer professional development workshop for Greater Houston Area teachers of all subjects and grade levels. Greater Houston Area teachers of all subjects and grade levels that have in interest in teaching computer science (CS) or learning the fundamentals of CS courses are welcome to apply.
The program will introduce coding concepts and processes such as binary language, algorithms, and data types. Teachers will also explore the core of technology applications by delving into hardware/software issues, applications, instructional considerations. These fundamentals will allow participants to explore various CS applications and participate in team challenges that call for microprocessor programming and sorting algorithms.
The ultimate goal of the program is to expand the pipeline of teachers qualified to provide high-impact instruction in CS courses by supporting the development of content knowledge and stimulating the desire the teach such courses.
CSTaR is designed to:
Applications are closed.
Date & Time
June 3 - June 5, 2020
Wednesday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
For completing the program requirements, participants will receive 24 CPE, free parking, and networking opportunities with other teachers interested in implementing CS curriculum.
Applicants will be required to submit a signed Participant Agreement Letter (PAL) with their application. Applicants will be notified of their status by May 13, 2020; priority will be given to first-time participants. Space is very limited and subject to funding availability, therefore, completing the application process does NOT guarantee placement in the program.
Non-STEM teachers are welcome to register, but will receive lower priority than STEM teachers based on the pool of applicants. Previous CSTaR participants will be placed on a wait list.
If you have any questions about CSTaR, you can contact the program lead.
Allen Antoine, M.Ed.
Associate Director for Math & Computer Science
713-348-8218 | email@example.com
*Program time, date, location, and compensation subject to change before the first day of the program.