Future of Computer Science
Effective Strategies for Supporting CS
Education
Recommendations from TCS & STEMconnector®

On ...
Future of Computer Science
Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education
Conference on Federal Policy
Moderator: Balaji...
Future of Computer Science
Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education
Cross sector collaboration
(public, private, n...
Future of Computer Science
Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education
Industry cannot afford for the
U.S. to neglect...
Future of Computer Science
Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education
The business community can
impact secondary ed...
Future of Computer Science
Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education
Students need to be ready for
STEM & and CS hi...
Future of Computer Science
Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education
State funding should be allocated
to create ST...
Future of Computer Science
Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education
States should be graded on their
STEM educatio...
Future of Computer Science
Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education
We must create convenient
website platforms to...
Future of Computer Science
Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education
We must address the digital
divide and support...
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Future of computer science key recommendations on federal policy

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Key experts from industry and Washington, D.C.-based organizations explore steps that can be taken at the federal level to advance CS education and skills in the US.

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  1. 1. 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. 2. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Conference on Federal Policy Moderator: Balaji Ganapathy, Head of Workforce Effectiveness, TCS. Panelists:  Kumar Garg, Assistant Director, Learning and Innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)  Cheryl Oldham, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Education and Workforce  Dr. Thomas Emrick, Executive Director, Smithsonian Education Center 2
  3. 3. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Cross sector collaboration (public, private, nonprofit) is essential. 1/8 Tweet this now and skills is  The shortage of STEMbeginscomputer sciencesolutionsaat the national problem that with grassroots local level. But it is just as important that initiatives at the federal level, driven by the White House and Congress, motivate public and private organizations to embrace and promote STEM education and ensure that underprivileged communities receive their share of STEM funding  Balaji Ganapathy 3
  4. 4. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Industry cannot afford for the U.S. to neglect half of its children. 2/8 Tweet this now the largest  Computer science has As we workdiversity gap of almost any profession. to expand computer science literacy across the country, we must be sure to reach out to underprivileged communities and young women.  Tom Emrick 4
  5. 5. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education The business community can impact secondary education by not relying solely on four-year college graduate programs. 3/8 Tweet this now can bridge the workforce  The U.S.ofChamber Foundationprioritize workforce issues gap in a number ways. We can help in Washington and engage in policy and advocacy. Our role is to encourage collaboration in every community and a skills-investment approach across America. The lines of communication between business and education are important. We will do everything we can to foster collaboration, so that industry and academia can join forces to develop the computer science skills of the future  Cheryl Oldham 5
  6. 6. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Students need to be ready for STEM & and CS higher education. 4/8 Tweet this now  We can’t just teach specific knowledge in IT. The field of IT is continually evolving and changing. The half-life of new IT skills keeps dropping. That is why it is important that we create life-long learners who have learned how to learn. Working in science and technology is about continually learning and growing, so you can determine how to make the latest IT innovations advance strategic goals and generate strong results.  6 Kumar Garg
  7. 7. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education State funding should be allocated to create STEM & and CS pathways – ‘K to J (jobs)’. 5/8 Tweet this now 7
  8. 8. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education States should be graded on their STEM education performance and consistent standards for comparison should be established. 6/8 Tweet this now 8
  9. 9. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education We must create convenient website platforms to ‘match’ computer science advocates. 7/8 Tweet this now 9
  10. 10. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education We must address the digital divide and support underresourced communities. 8/8 Tweet this now 10
  11. 11. Thank You
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