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Education, VR, Computer Science & Technology Panel - Palo Alto
Overview (Sponsored by Bay Area Tutoring Association, HTC Vive, Microsoft Store - Palo Alto) Access, Computer Science, Virtual Reality, and education technology are driving the transformation of San Francisco Bay Area public education systems. Is it happening fast enough to improve academic outcomes? Is it meeting the demand of our regions’ employers and appetite for innovation? Our panelists will share their ideas, experiences, and perspectives on how we should equitably prepare San Francisco Bay Area children for the A.I. economy and technical careers within the K-12 experience. Networking begins at 11:30. Light refreshments will be served. Our Featured Panelists: Dr. Cynthia Temesi - Cisco Systems Education Advisor, North America Dr. Cynthia Temesi is Cisco’s Executive Education Advisor within the Global Education Team at Cisco. Her primary role is to lead educational transformation activities within regional, state, national and global organizations in partnership with their community ecosystem. She is also the architect of a proven 7- step business change model, a model uniquely designed for the educator, focused on the practical implementation and action-based strategies driving toward the organization’s vision. ________________________________________________________ Johnathan Sutherlin - HTC Vive VR Training Manager Johnathan Sutherlin is currently the Channel Training and Evangelist Manager for HTC VIVE. Johnathan is also the Founder of Quad7 Computers, an IT network solution provider for startup companies. He is an entrepreneur at heart, passionate about VR solutions that positively impact the fields of education, medicine, and architecture. ________________________________________________________ Nancy Ureña Reid - AP Computer Science Instructor Lincoln High School Nancy Ureña Reid, Lincoln's AP Computer Science instructor, is the only Latina AP computer science teacher in the 42-school, 3,000 employee San Jose Unified School District. Nancy grew up in San Jose. She worked in the technology industry years ago on both coasts at a time when it was rare for a female to work in technology, especially a Latina engineer. Nancy’s dream is to use programming, engineering, and virtual reality to pave the way for the next generation of innovators who will help improve our world and colonize planet Mars. ________________________________________________________ Our Panel Moderator: Chris Norwood - Founder Bay Area Tutoring Association Chris Norwood is a social change agent, born entrepreneur and a leader in creating greater educational equality. for students in the global economy. He speaks to students, educators and business professionals on local and national platforms on the importance of Digital Literacy and Computer Science. Chris is also currently Vice President of the MUSD Board of Trustees and Meetup Organizer for Silicon Valley Parent(s), Bay Area CS Educators and Teach Kids To Code.

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If you are obsessed with the power of technology to influence learning, then this group is for you! This group is for any parent, educator or child that is interested in teaching other kids to code. Makers, hackers and techies are encouraged to join. Have you ever used MIT's Scratch, Alice, Kodu or GameStar Mechanic to learn programming or teach others, then we'd love to hear your experiences and wisdom to help prepare our kids for the future.

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