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Building the CS Pipeline - CS4TX

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Presented at the CS4TX Statewide Meeting, October 19, 2016, in Houston, TX.

Presented by:
Carol Fletcher, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
Center for STEM Education
The University of Texas at Austin

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Building the CS Pipeline - CS4TX

  1. 1. Building the CS Pipeline Carol Fletcher, Ph.D. October 2016
  2. 2. 40% All other math and sciences STEM Jobs 2% Computer science 98% All other math & sciences Students 60% Computer science
  3. 3. Percentage of graduates who earned credit in high school computer science classes between 1990 and 2009. It was the only STEM subject to experience a drop. 6%
  4. 4. By 2020 there will be 1,000,000 more computing jobs than graduates to fill them.
  5. 5. 2%of Texas high school graduates have taken a Computer Science class. Texas Education Agency, 2014 Texas HS Graduates
  6. 6. 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 40,000 45,000 50,000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Fewer computer science graduates than 10 years ago (and half as many women): Source:: Code.org - National Science Foundation, National Center for Education Statistics FEMALE MALE
  7. 7. In 2014, Texas had only 2,103 computer science graduates. Code.org
  8. 8. In 2014, only 16% of the computer science graduates in Texas were female Code.org
  9. 9. In 2015, only 5,172 HS students in Texas took the AP Computer Science Exam. https://research.collegeboard.org/programs/ap/data/archived/ap-2015 5,172 12,316 17,735 22,982 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 AP Computer Science Chemistry Biology Calculus AB AP Exams Taken by HS Students
  10. 10. In 2015, only 24% of the HS students in Texas who took the AP Computer Science Exam were female. https://research.collegeboard.org/programs/ap/data/archived/ap-2015 24% 46% 49% 59% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% AP Computer Science Calculus AB Chemistry Biology AP Exams Taken by Females
  11. 11. In 2015, of the 5,172 HS students in Texas who took the AP CS Exam https://research.collegeboard.org/programs/ap/data/archived/ap-2015 Texas Education Agency Pocket Edition 2014-2015 19% 3% 78% HS Students Who Took AP CS Exam Even though the total student population was: Other Hispanic Black 52% 13% 35% Total HS Student Population Hispanic Black Other
  12. 12. Source: Brookings Image credit: Code.org The value of a computer science education
  13. 13. In 2014-2015 only 17% of the Texas schools with AP programs offered computer science. https://code.org/advocacy/state-facts/TX.pdf
  14. 14. In 2014-2015, 400 of the 1,459 high schools in Texas offered Computer Science. Texas Education Agency, 2016 This represents 27% of the campuses. TX HS Offering CS Campuses
  15. 15. Tech’s diversity problem is also in CS High School Computer Science University Computer Science Software workforce Women who try AP Computer Science in high school are ten times more likely to major in it in college, and Black and Hispanic students are seven times more likely. Sources: College Board, National Center for Education Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics Image credit: code.org
  16. 16. Only 7% of students reported seeing Hispanics or Blacks engaging in computer science in movies or TV shows. Gallup, 2015 58% of students reported seeing whites performing computer science activities.
  17. 17. High school females who saw “students like me” engaged in computer science classes are more likely to be interested in pursuing computer science training. Google, 2014
  18. 18. surveyed by Gallup agree that “People who do computer science need to be very smart.” Gallup, 2015 49% of students 57% of parents &
  19. 19. think boys are more interested than girls in computer science Gallup, 2015 72% of female students
  20. 20. think boys are more likely than girls to be successful in learning computer science Gallup, 2015 45% of female students
  21. 21. Gallup, 2015 A slim majority of students (53%) say they have learned some type of computer science, such as using programming to create software, apps, games, websites or electronics. About 75% of these students say they learned through a class at school.
  22. 22. Gallup, 2015 Students who are Hispanic, female or from lower-income households are less likely than their counterparts to have learned any computer science.
  23. 23. Just 7% of principals and 6% of superintendents said the “demand is high” among parents for computer science education. Education Week, 2015
  24. 24. Yet, 67% of parents said they thought students should be required to learn computer science in school. Education Week, 2015
  25. 25. Why a deficiency in CS in Texas? • Lack of CS Certified teachers • Low student/parent demand (perceived or real?) • No incentive for schools to invest in CS Pathway • No system connecting HS courses to careers in industry
  26. 26. $36,352 Average starting salary in 2013 for Texas teachers. $64,000 Average starting salary for college graduates with computer science degrees (2013). Adames, 2013 Texas Association of School Boards, 2013
  27. 27. August, Kihn, & Miller, 2010 $67,000 Average maximum U.S. teacher salary Remember, the average starting salary for Computer Science graduates is $64,000
  28. 28. Gallup, 2015 Black students are less likely than White and Hispanic students to have access to clubs or groups that teach computer science.
  29. 29. Gallup, 2015 only 39% agree that their school board believes CS education is important to offer in schools. 56% of teachers think most students should be required to take a CS course But…
  30. 30. Google, 2014 High School Student’s Impression of What Computer Science Majors Learn
  31. 31. In 2014-15, only 14 Texas teachers completed a traditional or alternative pre-service CS certification program. State Board of Educator Certification, 2015
  32. 32. Cs4tx.org
  33. 33. in computer science, computational thinking, coding, and programming. Provided 24,010 contact hours of training to 1,352 Texas educators representing 697 schools 339 public, private, and charter school districts & Accomplishment
  34. 34. Accomplishment to complete CS certification in Texas Supported 104 in-service teachers as compared to 14 pre-service teachers who obtained a CS certification during the same time frame in 2014-15.
  35. 35. Upcoming Event November 3-4, 2016 Austin, TX Transportation and housing reimbursed WeTeach_CS Certification Preparation Face-to-Face Details and registration: weteachcs.org
  36. 36. Accomplishment Developed and deployed a free, six- week, online course to support Texas educators seeking Grades 8-12 Computer Science certification. Course was developed with funding from: Piloted course in summer of 2016 with the goal of enrolling 200 teachers. Full enrollment was 744, with 255 educators completing all course assignments with at least 80% mastery.
  37. 37. Accomplishment Secured funding from Supporting stipend for Texas educators who become certified to teach CS. Launched Certification Incentive Program (CIP)
  38. 38. Accomplishment with representatives from Organized first CS Principles Mini-Conference --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- February 24-25, 2016 http://www.thetrc.org/cs-principles-mini-conferencewhich provided training to 45 Texas educators. Sponsored by
  39. 39. Upcoming Event Sponsored by CS Principles Mini-Conference --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- February 20-21, 2017
  40. 40. Accomplishment and connecting Texas educators with state and national leaders / resources to teach CS and computational thinking. http://www.thetrc.org/weteach_cs-summit-2016 Organized inaugural WeTeach_CS Summit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 7-9, 2016 providing professional development to over 200 educators, K-12, focused on building the CS Education Community,
  41. 41. Upcoming Event connecting Texas educators with state and national leaders / resources to teach CS and computational thinking. WeTeach_CS Summit --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 5-7, 2017 professional development for K-12 educators, focused on building the CS Education Community,
  42. 42. Accomplishment NSF’s Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance Organized statewide meet-up for CS Education advocates http://www.thetrc.org/statewide-cs-effort in conjunction with Texas Alliance for Computer Science Education (TACSE), which is now CS4TX Partnered with
  43. 43. Trained 78 Texas educators in through free online project called in partnership with Accomplishment
  44. 44. Free training for educators in Spring 2017 Application opens in November in partnership with Upcoming Event
  45. 45. Trained 42 Texas educators in Video Game Programming with Algebra Accomplishment
  46. 46. in partnership with Awarded first two CS Change Maker awards to Texas high school CS teachers Awarded first two CS Mini-grants to elementary and middle schools teachers Accomplishment
  47. 47. Launched in partnership with http://cs4tx.org Accomplishment
  48. 48. Coordinated the first CS professional development strand for the CAMT conference ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Summer 2016 reaching approximately 200 Texas math educators Accomplishment
  49. 49. Texas is considered a national leader in K-12 Computer Science Education. • Texas counts AP Computer Science as a math credit for graduation. • Texas requires high school CS teachers to be certified in computer science. • Texas requires teachers to pass a CS content exam to be CS certified. • Texas requires every high school to offer Computer Science. • Texas has state standards for computer science courses. • Texas is a leader in the number of Black, Hispanic, and female AP CS enrollees.
  50. 50. NCWIT.org
  51. 51. NCWIT.org
  52. 52. NCWIT.org
  53. 53. NCWIT.org
  54. 54. NCWIT.org Percentage of Computing Occupations Held by Women
  55. 55. NCWIT.org Female percentage of select STEM undergraduate degree recipients
  56. 56. NCWIT.org Percentage of computing occupations held by women has been declining since 1991
  57. 57. NCWIT.org
  58. 58. Change the Equation, 2015
  59. 59. Change the Equation, 2015
  60. 60. Change the Equation, 2013
  61. 61. Change the Equation, 2013
  62. 62. Change the Equation, 2013
  63. 63. Change the Equation, 2013
  64. 64. csedweek.org Computer Science Education Week December 5-11, 2016

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