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Todd D. Zakrajsek

Todd D. Zakrajsek

Guiding Students Along Their Academic Path: Key Aspects of Learning That Impact All Learners

Have you had a college instructor who changed your academic path? Nearly everyone has. If you are an educator, you have the opportunity to impact your students’ learning well beyond your course. You can help them build a more robust educational foundation that may be used as a platform for years to come. During this keynote, we will examine several highly impactful concepts that can make a real difference in a student’s life. These are concepts you can apply in your class to help students see the power of reflection, understand their strengths and challenges better, and guide them as they build skills that will help them explore areas yet to be considered.

Bio:

Todd D. Zakrajsek PhD, is an Associate Research Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He develops resources for faculty on teaching/learning, leadership, and publishing. Prior to joining the SOM he was a tenured associate professor of psychology and built faculty development efforts at three universities. Todd has served on many educationally related boards and work groups during his four decades of teaching and faculty development. He has also consulted with organizations such as The American Council on Education (ACE), Lenovo Computer, Microsoft, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For the past 20 years, Todd has directed Lilly Conferences on evidence-based teaching and learning and is the editor of The Scholarly Teacher an online resource for faculty in higher education. Todd’s recent books include Teaching at Its Best, 5th ed. (2023, with Linda Nilson); The New Science of Learning, 3rd ed, (2022); Teaching for Learning, 2nd ed. (2021, with Claire Major and Michael Harris); Advancing Online Teaching (2021, with Kevin Kelly); and Dynamic Lecturing (2017, with Christine Harrington). Todd has given more than 300 campus workshops, conference presentations, and keynote addresses in 49 states, 12 countries, and 4 continents. Follow and connect with Todd on Twitter (@toddzakrajsek), Instagram, and LinkedIn. Read more about his work at https://www.toddzakrajsek.com/.

Rachel Rose

Rachel Rose

Inspiring a Galaxy of New Innovators at the Intersection of Art & Science

The evolution of the art of filmmaking is closely tied to technical innovation. From the earliest invention of the motion picture camera to the first use of stop motion and on to the development of techniques that use computers for modern-day visual effects, filmmaking has evolved through collaboration between art and science. Today, the visual effects industry uses computer science technology to bring worlds and galaxies to life. And yet many students are unaware that there are computer science careers within the media and entertainment industry. Encouraging this diverse group of talented computer scientists to enter the field not only gives students options in their careers but also strengthens this collaborative industry.

Dr. Rachel Rose, Director of Research & Development at the storied visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), will share her experience leading the development of software and hardware innovations that help artists bring film to life. Dr. Rose will also discuss the important role the Academy Software Foundation plays in maintaining a base of open source software for the industry that anyone can contribute to, including students. She will outline some of the outreach and education efforts within the Foundation that encourage students of diverse backgrounds to consider a career in the industry.

Bio:

Rachel Rose, Director of Research & Development at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), drives technology that aids artists in the creation of feature films, episodic series, and interactive media. In her 16 years at ILM, Rachel has worked on a wide range of films, series, and other media, including Rango (2011), Noah (2014), Strange Magic (2015), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 (2010), and Lucasfilm’s Disney+ series The Mandalorian (2019-), specifically driving forward the Emmy® Award-winning ILM StageCraft LED technology used on the show.

Rachel Rose, formerly Rachel Heck, attended Grinnell College from 1997-2001, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and English. Rachel’s strong interest in the intersection of real-time technology and the film industry started while working on her Ph.D. thesis on real-time motion synthesis at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She worked at Rockstar Games as an intern for two summers during her graduate studies which set her up well for understanding the complex challenges in the media and entertainment industry. In 2007, she completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science with an emphasis in Computer Graphics and started her career at ILM. During her time at ILM, Rachel has worked directly on technology for character rigging, facial animation, digital actor simulation systems, virtual production, real-time animation, and production pipeline efficiency, among other topics.

Rachel Rose is an active member of the VFX Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS); she participates in the Academy’s Science and Technology Council, the VFX Branch Executive Committee, and the Scientific and Technical Awards Main Committee. Rachel is also a member of the TV Academy and the Visual Effects Society. Her work on ILM’s BlockParty, a visual, procedural rigging system, earned her an Academy Award for Technical Achievement from AMPAS in 2018.

Rachel is also a strong advocate for women in technology and film, participating in DEI efforts throughout the industry, including as co-chair for the Diversity & Inclusion Working Group of the Academy Software Foundation. Through her many public speaking engagements, she hopes to inspire young people, particularly young women, to pursue their dreams of working in media and entertainment.

Keynotes

Title
A Puzzling Programming Pedagogy: The Persistent Presence of Parsons Problems
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Find Your Drop to Add to the RiverHybrid
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Guiding Students Along Their Academic Path: Key Aspects of Learning That Impact All Learners Hybrid
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Inspiring a Galaxy of New Innovators at the Intersection of Art & ScienceHybrid
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Tales from the Trenches: Using What We’ve Learned to Move CS Education ForwardHybrid
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The computational revolution and our professional responsibilityHybrid
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Wed 20 Mar

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08:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:00
RegistrationLogistics at Pre-Function E

Thu 21 Mar

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07:30 - 20:00
RegistrationLogistics at Pre-Function E
08:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 10:00
Opening Plenary and KeynoteKeynotes / Logistics at Portland Ballroom
08:30
30m
Day opening
Welcome and Opening RemarksHybrid
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09:00
60m
Keynote
Guiding Students Along Their Academic Path: Key Aspects of Learning That Impact All Learners Hybrid
Keynotes
Todd Zakrajsek University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
10:00 - 10:45
Coffee BreakLogistics at Exhibit Hall E
10:00
45m
Coffee break
Coffee and Refreshments
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10:00
45m
Other
SIGCSE Coffee Break ShowHybrid
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10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 10:45
Community CircleLogistics at Online 1
10:00
45m
Other
Community CircleOnline Only
Logistics
Delaram Yazdansepas Loyola Marymount University, Oluwakemi Ola University of British Columbia, Kristin Stephens-Martinez Duke University
12:00 - 13:45
Lunch on your ownLogistics
12:00 - 13:45
First Timers' Lunch and 2024 SIGCSE Award for Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Education CommunityKeynotes / Logistics at Portland Ballroom

This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased as part of your 2024 SIGCSE TS registration. This year’s First Timers’ Lunch is supported by Google.

12:00
1h45m
Lunch
First Timers' Lunch
Logistics

12:30
60m
Keynote
Tales from the Trenches: Using What We’ve Learned to Move CS Education ForwardHybrid
Keynotes
15:00 - 15:45
Coffee BreakLogistics at Exhibit Hall E
15:00
45m
Coffee break
Coffee and Refreshments
Logistics

15:00
45m
Other
SIGCSE Coffee Break ShowHybrid
Logistics
19:30 - 21:30
SIGCSE ReceptionLogistics at Oregon Ballrooms 201-202

Please join us for this opportunity to network and socialize.

Fri 22 Mar

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07:30 - 19:30
RegistrationLogistics at Pre-Function E
08:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 10:00
Friday Plenary and 2024 SIGCSE Award for Broadening Participation in Computing EducationKeynotes / Logistics at Portland Ballroom
08:30
30m
Day opening
Morning PlenaryHybrid
Logistics

09:00
60m
Keynote
Find Your Drop to Add to the RiverHybrid
Keynotes
Jandelyn Plane University of Maryland, College Park / Ripon College
10:00 - 10:45
Coffee BreakLogistics at Exhibit Hall E
10:00
45m
Coffee break
Coffee and Refreshments
Logistics

10:00
45m
Other
SIGCSE Coffee Break ShowHybrid
Logistics
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 10:45
Community CircleLogistics at Online 1
10:00
45m
Other
Community CircleOnline Only
Logistics
Delaram Yazdansepas Loyola Marymount University, Oluwakemi Ola University of British Columbia, Kristin Stephens-Martinez Duke University
12:00 - 13:45
Lunch on your ownLogistics
12:00 - 13:45
Global LunchLogistics at Meeting Rooms C125-126

This is a ticketed event for attendees from outside the United States. Tickets can be purchased as part of your 2024 SIGCSE TS registration.

15:00 - 15:45
Coffee BreakLogistics at Exhibit Hall E
15:00
45m
Coffee break
Coffee and Refreshments
Logistics

15:00
45m
Other
SIGCSE Coffee Break ShowHybrid
Logistics
17:10 - 18:00
SIGCSE Business MeetingLogistics at Oregon Ballroom 203
18:10 - 18:50
Technical Symposium Steering Committee Consultation SessionLogistics at Oregon Ballroom 203
19:00 - 22:00
19:00
3h
Social Event
Game Night!
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Sat 23 Mar

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07:30 - 16:00
RegistrationLogistics at Pre-Function E
08:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 10:00
Closing Plenary and KeynoteKeynotes / Logistics at Portland Ballroom
08:30
30m
Day opening
Closing RemarksHybrid
Logistics

09:00
60m
Keynote
Inspiring a Galaxy of New Innovators at the Intersection of Art & ScienceHybrid
Keynotes
Rachel Rose Industrial Light & Magic
10:00 - 10:45
Coffee BreakLogistics at Exhibit Hall E
10:00
45m
Coffee break
Coffee and Refreshments
Logistics

10:00
45m
Other
SIGCSE Coffee Break ShowHybrid
Logistics
10:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 10:45
Community CircleLogistics at Online 1
10:00
45m
Other
Community CircleOnline Only
Logistics
Delaram Yazdansepas Loyola Marymount University, Oluwakemi Ola University of British Columbia, Kristin Stephens-Martinez Duke University
10:45 - 12:00
2024 SIGCSE Test of Time AwardKeynotes at Portland Ballroom 252
10:45
75m
Talk
A Puzzling Programming Pedagogy: The Persistent Presence of Parsons Problems
Keynotes
Paul Denny The University of Auckland, Andrew Luxton-Reilly The University of Auckland, Beth Simon University of California San Diego
12:00 - 13:45
Lunch on your ownLogistics
12:00 - 13:30
SIGCSE Lunch and Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education Award PresentationKeynotes / Logistics at Portland Ballroom

Everyone is welcome to attend the 2024 SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education Presentation. Lunch can be purchased as part of your registration.

12:00
30m
Lunch
SIGCSE Lunch
Logistics

12:30
60m
Keynote
The computational revolution and our professional responsibilityHybrid
Keynotes
Michael Caspersen Aarhus University