Future of Computer Science - Key Recommendations on Education

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During the Education Panel Discussion, leading education implementers identified the top 7 recommendations to address the CS challenge.

During the Education Panel Discussion, leading education implementers identified the top 7 recommendations to address the CS challenge.

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  • 1. 7 Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Recommendations from TCS & STEMconnector® On ‘ December 12, 2013 Copyright © 2013 Tata Consultancy Services Limited 1
  • 2. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Conference on Education Moderator: Jan Cuny, Program Officer, National Science Foundation Participants:  Andrew Coy, Digital Harbor Foundation  Bill Regehr, National 4-H Council  Lucy Sanders, Founder and CEO, NCWIT  Talmesha Richards, National Girls Collaborative Project  Dave Saba, NMSI  Stephanie Cuskley, NPower  Anne Jones, Project Lead the Way (PLTW)  Melissa Moritz, Teach for America. 2 7
  • 3. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Computer science must be a core requirement in high school education. 1/7 Tweet this now show that computer science is the  We must use tostudentsthe world. Computer science lever they can change underlies every industry and government operation, every innovation, and every charitable endeavor. STEM and computer science skills are now relevant and useful in every career choice, including marketing, sales, medicine and farming.  Jan Cuny 3
  • 4. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Teachers must be trained in STEM and computer science. 2/7 Tweet this now to come  We need all educators and schoolscomputer to terms with the reality that rigorous science coursework is necessary. We need to create ‘K to career’ solutions, and that means we need to train teachers who can support this coursework.  Anne Jones 4
  • 5. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Formal support for informal STEM and computer science learning is essential. 3/7 Tweet this now  This empowering skill set gives students the to opportunity to innovate and create solutions our nation’s most pressing challenges. All kids deserve the opportunity to explore CS and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that equity is at the heart of CS education.  Melissa Moritz 5
  • 6. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Out-of-school and after-school opportunities to learn and grow should be encouraged. 4/7 Tweet this now technology  Unless we develop innovative approaches towill see everskill development among young people, we increasing failure across the board. Unlike failing on highstakes tests, however, failing to prepare our youth for the careers of tomorrow has real and permanent consequences.  Andrew Coy 6
  • 7. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Schools should be proactive in recruiting and encouraging students to pursue STEM. 5/7 Tweet this now with  For more than a century, 4-H has been reaching young peopleWe after-school STEM programs and it has been proven to work. have found that 4-H youth are two times more likely to plan to pursue future courses or a career in science. High-quality afterschool programs are a vital complement to the formal education that young people receive in the classroom and have proven to spark an early interest and passion for science.  7 Bill Regehr
  • 8. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Recognition is important. 6/7 Tweet this now 8
  • 9. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Collaboration among educators is key. 7/7 Tweet this now  Everyone, most importantly the tech community itself, must work together to encourage and enable young people to gain the tech skills needed to succeed in the future. This is not just for themselves. This is a national imperative for us all.  9 Stephanie Cuskley
  • 10. Thank You