ABOUT AMY FOX
Dr. Amy Fox teaches computer science, computer applications, and math at Valhalla High School (VHS) in New York, and is a district Technology Integration Liaison. She is currently founder and president of the Computer Science Teachers' Association (CSTA) Lower Hudson Valley chapter and 9-12 Representative on the CSTA Board of Directors. Amy also facilitates the Computer Science Collegial Circle at Putnam/Northern Westchester-BOCES.
Amy completed her doctorate in Computing at Pace University, where her research focus was in the use of virtual world learning environments in education, and its impact on student achievement, higher order thinking skills, and motivation.
Amy has been a leader and supporter of many technology initiatives at VHS, including being a member of the district's Technology Task Force for curriculum and professional development, developing the VHS computer science program, implementing Google Apps for Education, and co-developing a digital citizenship and cyber safety program for the high school.
Amy’s conference presentations include
- Birds of Feather session on girls and minorities in computer science at SIGCSE 2008
- Co-presenting an e-rate mandated cyber safety and digital citizenship curriculum at LHRIC Tech Expo 2010,
- An alternate approach to teaching cyber safety and digital citizenship using virtual worlds at LHRIC Tech Expo 2011,
- Mobile technology in education panel at the 2011 Mobile Technology and Safety Summit at Pace University,
- Dissertation research at ISTE 2011, the ISTE SIGVE Speaker Series 2011, NYSCATE Regional Conference 2012, and the Virtual World Best Practice in Education Conference 2012.
- Game design as a motivator and introduction to programming at LHRIC Tech Expo 2014.
- Why, Who, and How of Computer Science Education at LHRIC/WPSBA 2014, at NYSCATE Regional Conference 2015, at LHRIC Tech Expo 2015 as well as at ISTE 2015.
- Information and Resources for Computer Science Teachers at both the NYSCATE Regional Conference 2016 and at LHRIC Tech Expo 2016,
- Teaching Cybersecurity in the Computer Science Classroom at LHRIC Tech Expo 2017 and NICE K-12 Cybersecurity Education Conference.
- Computer Science K-12 Framework and CSTA 2017 Standards at LHRIC Tech Expo 2018
- CSTA Leadership Summit Presenter 2018
- An Evening On Children Series: Social Media and Kids 2019