Educators Forum

All attendees are invited to participate in some very special conversations to kick off an energizing week full of amazing ideas and amazing people. For the Educators Forum, we are banning slides, discouraging prepared remarks, and giving the audience a microphone to foster dynamic interaction among attendees and speakers for a deep-dive exploration of topics that are currently challenging educators.

Please join us for one or all of these important sessions:

Noon: Maker Movement Meets Formal Education
Led by John Cays, New Jersey Institute of Technology

2 pm: CS + X: Cross-Campus Collaboration
Led by Erik Brunvand, University of Utah

4 pm: Teaching Computer Graphics Inside a Browser: WebGL and Three.js
Led by Ed Angel, University of New Mexico

Educators' Birds of a Feather Sessions

Production Pipeline Fundementals for Film, Games, and TV

ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educators Forum

Undergraduate Research Alliance

Teaching Lighting Theory Using Unity

Education Committee Town Hall

Preparing Students for Careers: A Conversation With Industry

Educators Morning Meet and Greet

Sunday, 24 July, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Anaheim Convention Center, Room 201 D

An informal gathering for all educators attending SIGGRAPH 2016.

Educator Forum - Education Committee Open Forum

Sunday, 24 July, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, Room 201 D

The Education Committee hosts a presentation and informal discussion about about its activities, mission, how to become involved. Sessions from the Education Focus at the conference are highlighted.

Session Lead
Ginger Alford
ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee Chair

Educator Forum - Maker Movement Meets Formal Education

Sunday, 24 July, 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, Room 201 D

The Maker Movement is influencing today's educational institutions where students must contend with rapidly evolving knowledge and skills as interactive makers in both virtual and real worlds. Educators hold a forum on pedagogy, trends, and best practices as "making" becomes part of curriculum. 

John Cays (Moderator)
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dori Littell-Herrick
Woodbury University

Aaron Knochel
Pennsylvania State University

Susan Reiser
University of North Carolina Asheville

Kurt Walker
Pluralsight LLC

Educator Forum - CS + X : Cross Campus Collaborations

Sunday, 24 July, 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, Room 201 D

Educators hold a forum to discuss obstacles and best practices for establishing interdisciplinary programs.  Topics include logistics of conducting interdisciplinary classes,  promotion and tenure issues, advocacy strategies, content, and trends related to introducing CS material in the context of other disciplines. 

Erik Brunvand (Moderator)
University of Utah

Jonah Brucker-Cohen
Lehman College/CUNY

Glenn Goldman
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Morgan McGuire
Williams College & NVIDIA

Peter Weishar
Florida State University

Teaching Computer Graphics inside a Browser: WebGL and three.js

Sunday, 24 July, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, Room 201 D

Leading graphics educators share examples, experiences and perspectives on teaching graphics programming and concepts using WebGL and three.js


Ed Angel (moderator)
University of New Mexico Technology

Patrick Cozzi
University of Pennsylvania

Eric Haines

Dave Shreiner

Teaching Lighting Theory Using Unity (Preregistration is required.)

Tuesday, 26 July, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hilton Anaheim, Hilton Anaheim - Oceanside Room

The Education Committee is sponsoring a day long, hands-on workshop for educators. The workshop is free, but preregistration is required. Attendees must provide their own laptop and preload Unity. For more details, visit the Education Committee web site.