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Computer Science Education Movement Gathers Momentum. How Should Schools React?

Thu., October 06, 2022, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
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The movement to make computer science a regular part of the K-12 curriculum at all levels—elementary, middle, and high school—is gathering momentum in very influential circles.

In July, more than 500 top business, nonprofit, and education leaders sent a letter to the governors and lead education officials in all 50 states urging them to make sure K-12 students have access to computer science education. Yet only 5 percent of high school students study computer science, and only about half of high schools in this country offer classes in the subject.

You’ll explore:

  • What a smart computer science curriculum should look like
  • How to build a bigger pipeline of educators experienced with computer science instruction
  • How computer science should be integrated into the curriculum for different age groups
Kristan Beck
Director Computer Science, Computer Science Department, Office Early College and Career Education, Chicago Public Schools
Charity E. Freeman
Associate Director of Teacher Training, Community Education – Pritzker Tech Talent Labs Discovery Partners Institute, University of Illinois System
Rebecca Gratz
Instructional Facilitator of Computer Science (Elementary), Loudoun County Public Schools
Alyson Klein
Assistant Editor, Education Week
Alyson Klein is a veteran education writer who has covered K-12 schools for more than a dozen years. She covers the latest developments in educational technology, including topics such personalized learning, data privacy, digital curricula, cybersecurity, and teacher professional development. She is also the lead writer for Technology Counts, Education Week’s annual report about the state of educational technology.

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