NJIT Infographic on CS and STEM
This infographic created at the
New Jersey Institute of Technology illustrates the importance of computer science education within STEM and the critical
link between computer science education, job growth, workplace skills, and the ability of U.S. students to compete in a
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Advocacy PPT to Promote AP CS Principles Course
This powerpoint presentation, created by CSTA with help from many members of the computer science education community, is directed at teachers and administrators. The slides and talking points are intended to help you provide a
powerful argument for offering the new AP CS Principles course in schools. Please feel free to download and use this presentation in any venue where educators meet to talk about courses and critical learning issues. If you require
more information on the slide deck or wish to tell us how you have used it, please contact Chris Stephenson at email@example.com
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Sourcing the C in STEM
As part of its CSEdWeek activities, CSTA participated in the Sourcing the C in STEM: Making the Critical Connection Between Computer Science Education and Jobs
Salon hosted by Change the Equation. With dynamic speakers, the
passion for computer science in education was apparent, even while noting some very real challenges. Speakers included:
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- Alison Derbenwick Miller, Vice President, Oracle Academy and Vice Chair of Computer Science Education Week 2012
- Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, Advanced Placement Program, The College Board
- Linda Rosen, CEO, Change the Equation
- Chris Stephenson, Executive Director, Computer Science Teachers Association
. It will be just as though you were there!
Microsoft Calls for More HS CS
On September 27, 2012 Microsoft's General Counsel Brad Smith spoke at the Brookings Institution at an event on education
and immigration reform and the presentation (and the report on which it is based) represents a huge leap forward in the
effort to make computer science courses available to all high school students. In a new groundbreaking report called
A National Talent
Strategy: Ideas for Securing U.S. Competitiveness and Economic Growth
, Microsoft argues that it is crucial to the
country's future that there be more access to computer science in K-12 education in high schools. This report calls for a
new Race to the Future
that will help address the critical talent gap in computer science, not just for the high
tech industry but for every single industry in the country that depends on computing for automation and innovation.
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Reforming K-12 Computer Science Education: What Will Your Story Be?
In this article from ACM Inroads
magazine, Stephenson and Wilson look at the key role that individuals can play in reforming computer science education in K-12. Drawing on the experiences of two CS teachers and one college
professor, they illustrate the importance of "boots on the ground" advocacy and the powerful impact that individuals can have. This article is an invaluable primer for anyone interested in becoming a true change agent.
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Computing in the Core (CIC)
Computing in the Core (CinC)
is a non-partisan advocacy coalition of associations,
corporations, scientific societies, and other non-profits that strive to elevate computer science education to a core academic subject in K-12 education, giving young people the college- and career-readiness knowledge and skills
necessary in a technology-focused society. CinC encourages awareness building activities, policy changes and research at national, state, and local levels to build a strong foundation for the future of computer science instruction.
It will engage federal and state policy makers, educators, the public, and the media to meet these goals.