First Bytes – The University of Texas at Austin

If you are looking for some great professional development this summer for Computer Science, check out First Bytes at UT Austin.  You will enjoy the workshop.

The First Bytes outreach program at The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) announces our 10th annual First Bytes Collaborative Workshop for Computer Science Teachers, June 24-26, 2015 at the UT-Austin campus.  The goals of the workshop include:

  1. Improve Computer Science education in Texas,
  2. Learn about new technologies in Computer Science,
  3. Exchange effective teaching methods and best practices among colleagues,
  4. Build relationships between Computer Science high school teachers and UT-Austin faculty.

The First Bytes Teacher’s Workshop is an opportunity to meet with peers from across the state to explore the challenges and opportunities for Computer Science education in Texas high schools and to invent ways to improve collaboration that will impact student learning and achievement.  Participants will earn AP CS Continuing Education credit for full participation.

Private dormitory room accommodations for up to 3 nights (June 23-25) on the UT-Austin campus, including breakfast and lunch, will be provided for free.

We appreciate all you do to teach Computer Science in your schools and to recommend your excellent students to attend our UIL competitions, our First Bytes Computer Science Summer Camp, and our Turing Scholars Program!

If you are interested in attending, please reply to this email by Friday, May 1.  Our funding allows us to bring 40 teachers to our campus in 2015.  We will open the registration process on Tuesday, May 5.

Mary Esther Middleton can be reached via email at if you have any questions.