Iowa Undergraduate Computer Science Consortium

Meeting on April 14, 2018 at Drake University

Time: 9:00 - 4:00 on Saturday, March 19, 2016
Registration begins at 8:30 with lite continental breakfast
Registration Fee: $16.00 (cash or check) includes breaks and lunch
Location: All sesssions take place at Collier-Scripps Hall on the Drake University Campus.

8:30Gathering and Registration
9:00 Presentation: Approaches for Introductory Computer Science: Content and Pedagogy
Presenter: Henry M. Walker, Grinnell College
9:30 Presentation: A Hybrid Open/Closed Lab for CS 1
Presenter: Tim Urness, Drake University
10:00 Break
10:15 Panel: K–12 Computer Science in Iowa, 2018
      Tony deLaubenfels, Cornell College
      Stephen Fyfe, Central College
      Elizabeth Kleiman, Mount Mercy University
      Gary Monnard, Saint Ambrose University
      Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) annual conference in Omaha in July 2018
      Proposed standards (coming from CSTA), as sent out for comment
Noon Lunch
1:00 Institutional News Reports
all participants are invited to contribute a brief oral report
1:30 Presentation: Active Learning Materials for Computer Architecture and Organization
Presenter: Brandon Myers, University of Iowa
2:00 Presentation: Play SQL – Learning Database Querying using a Game
Presenter: Mark Brodie, Simpson College
2:30 Break
2:45 Presentation: Lab-based Pedagogy with Collaboration: An Example of a Flipped Classroom
Presenter: Henry M. Walker, Grinnell College
3:15 Presentation: The Grinnell / U. Iowa 4 + 1 Program
Presenter: Henry M. Walker, Grinnell College
3:30 Business/Planning
  • Next year at Iowa State
  • Survey will help decide fall versus spring
3:50 Adjourn

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