Meet the Summit Presenters
 
Presenter: Justin Delos Reyes
School/Organization: James Campbell High School / CSTA Hawaii
Position: Computer Science Teacher / CSTA Hawaii Chapter President
 
Justin is a computer science teacher at James Campbell High School and CSTA Hawaii Chapter President.  He has been teacher IT/CS for the last 15 years.  He is Project Lead The Way certified and is the 1st PLTW CS Master Teacher in Hawaii.  He is part of HIDOE CS Workgroup and is very passionate about CS fighting for the best opportunities for his students.
 
PD Session Description: Free Tools to Enhance Your CS Projects in CS and Non-CS Classrooms alike.
 
Learn about free tools like EarSketch, Thunkable, and MarvelApp that can be used in both CS and Non-CS classrooms to enhance or to give CS experiences to all students!
Presenter: Douglas Kiang
School/Organization: Punahou Schools
Position: Computer Science Teacher / CSTA Hawaii Secretary
 
Douglas Kiang is a teacher, trainer, and author. His focus is on improving access for girls and minorities in STEM fields. He teaches computer science at Punahou School and consults with the College Board on the AP Computer Science Principles course. Douglas is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a 2015 recipient of the NCWIT Educator Award, for support and encouragement of young women’s interest in computing and information technology.
 

PD Session Description: AI and Machine Learning

Find out how artificial intelligence and machine learning are used to see if you are a robot, generate fake news, and even create fictional characters! At the same time, I will model some approaches to introducing students to artificial intelligence as they might encounter it in their everyday lives.
 
Presenter: Manu Mei Singh
Organization: Purple Mai'a
Position: Kaikaina Program Director
 
Manu Mei-Singh is an educator, coming from the tradition of popular education, designer, developer and artist. He has taught B-boying, Circus Arts, Computer Science and Art in NY, NJ, CT and HI.
 
PD Session Description: CS Education Rooted in Local & Indigenous Culture
 
This session is a hands on activity where we will be exploring these questions: How do we grapple with teaching and learning things when they are inherently difficult? What does difficulty mean, for learning and for teaching? How can we practice creating curriculum rooted in our livid experiences and the history of Hawaii?
Presenter: Sarah "Mili" Milianta-Laffin
School: Ilima Intermediate School
Position: STEM Lab Teacher
 
Sarah “Mili” Milianta-Laffin (@MiliLaff) teaches STE(A)M Lab at ‘Ilima Intermediate. She’s PLTW and Code.org certified. Mili’s presented at iTeach, SOTF, ECET2HI, HAMLE, GLSEN, NSTA and the CSTA Conferences and is a Hawaii State Teacher Fellow. Mili serves on the boards of GLSEN Hawaii, HSTE, and TFA HI Alumni Advisory, along with being a DonorsChoose.org Ambassador. Find her on Twitter and join the #HI4PublicEd
 
PD Session Description: The Secret to More Girls in STEM
 
What is the secret to recruiting women and girls to your STEM classrooms? It’s no secret at all. Women and girls need to see female role models in the workplace that look like them—over and over and over again. In this session, I’ll share strategies on how I’ve boosted female enrollment in the STE(A)M programs at Ilima Intermediate. During the closure of the session, you’ll have time to build your recruitment strategy, share it with others, and get feedback from peers.
Presenter: Terry Holck
Organization: HIDOE Nanakuli Waianae Complex Area
Position: Complex Area Resource Teacher
 
 
Terry Holck is a Resource Teacher for the Nānākuli-Waiʻanae Complex Area.
 
PD Session Description: Learn to Code the Altino Car with Scratch!
 
The Altino car allows students to physically see their code come to life, if programmed correctly. Scratch is a block coding program that opens the window for even younger students to learn about coding and computer science. During this session, teachers will have hands-on experience with programming the Altino car to complete various challenges.
Presenter: Michael Frianco II
School: 'Iolani Schools
Position: Technology Integration Specialist
 
Michael is a Technology Integration Specialist (K-6), MakerEd educator, Google Certified Trainer, a Code.org Computer Science Discoveries Facilitator, and has been presenting on EdTech topics for more than 11 years. He enjoys connecting with like-minded individuals, was the 2016 President for HSTE, the Hawaii Google Educator Group (GEG) Leader, and a co-founder of EdCamp Honolulu and Edcamp West Oahu.
 
PD Session Description: Unruly Splats: Seriously Fun Play To Teach Code
 
Learning to code can sometimes be such a mundane and motionless activity. Unruly Splats are large programmable tiles that help teach young and old students how to code through active, recess-style play and exercise! With a block style programming language from a mobile app or web-based app, students can build their own physically active programs. In this session, I’ll share how I’ve used Unruly Splats with 1st and 2nd graders (but they’re great for all ages) and you’ll have some time to PLAY with Splats on your own!
 
PD Session Description: Coding with CoSpaces Edu: Programming for AR and VR
 
With CoSpaces Edu students of any age can create elaborate 3D scenes with an easy-to-use drag and drop system that can be viewed and interacted with in Augmented & Virtual Reality. With a bit of code, students can take their projects to the next level by programming actions and interactions within their 3D scenes. Come learn what CoSpaces Edu has to offer for all grades and subjects! And learn how it’s built-in CoBlocks coding tool can help introduce programming to your students!
Presenter: Shane Asselstine
Organization: HIDOE Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Area
Position: Complex Area Computer Science Teacher
 
Shane is a CS Complex Area Teacher for Pearl City-Waipahu. He is also the HSTE President, CSTA Hawaii Chapter Past-President and Code.org K-8 Facilitator for Hawaii. He has been integrating technology for over a decade with lessons ranging from economics to humanities. Since 2015, he has trained over 800 teachers to bring CS into the classroom and has been a member of the state CS Workgroup since 2017. Shane was awarded the ISTE Making It Happen Award in 2015 and was a PAEMST 2017 nominee.
 
PD Session Description: Computer Science: From Unplugged to Physical
 
Computer science is everywhere and every teacher can teach it! Educators will spend time learning how to bring computer science concepts into the classroom through a learning progression that includes unplugged, digital, and physical activities. Come in to learn and leave better prepared with an understanding of how it all fits together. Learn about teaching computer science using anything from cards to circuit boards. Let’s get hands-on!
Presenters: 2 Subject-Matter-Experts
Organization: National Security Agency Hawaii
 
NSA Hawaii (NSAH), as part of the NSA/CSS Global Cryptologic Enterprise, conducts signals intelligence ( SIGINT ) on foreign intelligence targets, cybersecurity operations to protect United States Government communications, and conducts cyberspace operations in order to gain a decisive advantage for the Nation and our allies and partners.
 
PD Session Description: NSAH Hawaii K-12 Outreach Program
 
Learn about opportunities for High School and College students who are interested in working for the NSA.
Presenter: Brett Tanaka
Organization: HIDOE Office of Curriculum Instruction Design
Position: Education Specialist
 
Brett is the Lead for Computer Science and provides statewide computer science education-related support. In addition, he manages the Project Inspire online professional development program. Brett has served as Past-President for the Hawai’I Society for Technology in Education (HSTE) ISTE-affiliate chapter and established the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Hawaii CSTA-affiliate chapter. He has a Master’s of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) from Hawaii Pacific University.
 
PD Session Description: Computer Science Teacher Standards & Licensing Overview
 
Are you interested in teaching Computer Science? This session will present an overview of the Standards for CS Teachers collaboratively developed by the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). We will also go over the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) CS Teacher licensing options and the Hawaii Department of Education’s Highly Qualified CS Teacher requirements.