Fall Technical Assistance & Training Conference

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Monday, October 10 @ 1:30 PM

Breakout Session

Magnet Entrepreneurship
Teachers | Magnet Coordinators | School Administrators | District Administrators

Helping Your Students Become Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Find out how teachers are using Apps for Good in schools to help students learn how to create apps that change their world.  Learn how this award-winning, free program  not only teaches students coding but also wider 21st century skills and helps build self-confidence & a growth mindset, particularly for girls!  The session will share the program’s pedagogy, case studies and discuss how it can be delivered in the classroom or in a club environment.

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Debbie Forster, CEOApps for GoodDebbie Forster is the co-CEO of Apps for Good, an award-winning, free education technology program.  Debbie has over 20 years experience in education, first as a teacher and head of department and then as a principal in the UK.  In her role of Head of Education for e-skills UK, she worked with government, industry and the before going on  to join Apps for Good in 2010.  Debbie led the organisation in its expansion across the UK and then globally, growing it from 2 centres and 40 students to reaching over 70,000 young people in the UK, Spain, Portugal & the US.

Outside of Apps for Good Debbie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the UK Forum for Computing Education. She was also named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in IT by Computer Weekly in 2014, 2015 and 2016.


Daniel Moix, Computer Science Education SpecialistArkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the ArtsDaniel has taught Computer Science since 2003 at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & Arts; College of the Ouachitas; and Bryant High School. He is Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Arkansas Vice-President, a member of the CSTA Computer Science Advocacy Leadership Team (CSALT), and Arkansas’ first K-12 Computer Science Education Specialist. He is the high school lead writer for the 2016 CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards, and he is also a writer for the K12CS Framework for Computer Science Education. Daniel is also recipient of the 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.