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Future of computer science - Key recommendations on state policy

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Leading executives from state and federal governments put forth 10 key recommendations to advance CS at the state level in the US.

Leading executives from state and federal governments put forth 10 key recommendations to advance CS at the state level in the US.

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  • 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. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Discussion on State Policy Moderator: Cameron Wilson, COO and VP, Government Affairs, Code.org Panelists:  Lucy Sanders, Founder and CEO, NCWIT  Allie Kimmel, Legislative Assistant to U.S. Rep. Jared Polis  Emily Bouck, Legislative Aide to Florida Senator Marco Rubio  Della Cronin, Computing in the Core 2
  • 3. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education CS should be a part of the math or science graduation requirement for all students in all high schools. 1/10 Tweet this now 3
  • 4. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education There should be support for grassroots campaigns, such as Washington State’s ’Make it Count’ Campaign. 2/10 Tweet this now 4
  • 5. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education The computer science diversity gap should be closed. 3/10 Tweet this now 5
  • 6. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education We should build support at the local and state level for bipartisan, bicameral federal legislation to strengthen K-12 computer science education. 4/10 Tweet this now  Experts and policymakers acknowledge our existing skills gap, and we know there will be millions of openings in high-skilled jobs in the future, where knowledge of computer science will be valuable. Expanding access to computer science education is a smart approach to ensure our young Americans in school today become the global leaders of tomorrow. Emily Bouck  6
  • 7. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education We should support Computing in the Core, a computer sciences advocacy organization that is advancing changes to federal and state policies. 5/10 Tweet this now 7
  • 8. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Participate in Computer Science Education Week. csedweek.org 6/10 Tweet this now 8
  • 9. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education We need to create rational pathways to educate teachers. 7/10 Tweet this now Computer science teachers need to work together with advocates in industry and academia to advocate for robust integration of computing education for all students into the core curriculum, particularly at the high school level.  Cambridge Darren 9
  • 10. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education University enrollment caps for CS should be expanded. 8/10 Tweet this now 10
  • 11. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Best practices on Computer Science education should be shared among states. 9/10 Tweet this now 11
  • 12. Future of Computer Science Effective Strategies for Supporting CS Education Universities must be incentivized to support STEM and computer science 10/10 Tweet this now 12
  • 13. Thank You