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WeTeach_CS CS Principles Mini-Conference

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WeTeach_CS CS Principles Mini-Conference - February 21-22, 2017 in Austin, TX.

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WeTeach_CS CS Principles Mini-Conference

  1. 1. CS Principles Mini-conference WeTeach_CS Carol Fletcher, Ph.D. Deputy Director, Center for STEM Education The University of Texas at Austin @drfletcher88
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  3. 3. 4 40% All other STEM jobs 60% Computing jobs 90% All other STEM graduates 10% Computing graduates The STEM problem is in CS 20% female 8% hispanic or black Sources: College Board, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Science Foundation
  4. 4. 5 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
  5. 5. 6NCWIT.org Percentage of computing occupations held by women has been declining since 1991
  6. 6. 7NCWIT.org Percentage of Computing Occupations Held by Women
  7. 7. 8 In 2014, Texas had only 2,103 computer science graduates. Code.org
  8. 8. 9 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%
  9. 9. 10 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. 11 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. 12 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
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  15. 15. 16 Just 7% of principals and 6% of superintendents said the “demand is high” among parents for computer science education.
  16. 16. 17 Yet, 67% of parents said they thought students should be required to learn computer science in school.
  17. 17. 18 WeTeach_CS Collaboratives CS Network Blog Workshops/ Conferences Keep Calm and Java On AP Summer Institutes Certification Prep Face-to-Face Training For teachers who want to become certified in Grades 8- 12 CS Certification Incentive Program One-time stipend of $1,000 from UT Austin W e T e a c h C S . o r g Online Courses For teachers who want to become certified in Grades 8-12 CS
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  19. 19. 20 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 & Accomplishments: 2015-16
  20. 20. 21 WeTeach_CS Certification Incentive Program
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  22. 22. 23 In 2014-15, only 14 Texas teachers completed a traditional or alternative pre-service CS certification program. State Board of Educator Certification, 2015
  23. 23. 24 Apply TODAY! Funded by Certification Incentive Program (CIP) Through the support of 100Kin10 and TEA, the CIP provides the opportunity for Texas educators to apply for a $1,000 STIPEND awarded by the TRC for successfully attaining their certification goal.
  24. 24. 25 Grades 8-12 CS Teacher Certification to complete CS certification in Texas Supported 203 in-service teachers
  25. 25. 26 WeTeach_CS: Foundations of CS for Teachers Online Course Week 1: Software Design and Programming basics Week 2: Programming Fundamentals Week 3: Loops and Recursion Week 4: Data Structures Week 5: More OOP, Algorithms and Big O (Oh my!) Week 6: Programming Fundamentals • Six-week program • Prepares teachers to take and pass the Texas Education Agency’s 8-12 CS Certification Test. • Reviews main concepts covered in the three certification domains: Software Design and Development, Programming Language topics, and Technology Applications. • Some prior experience in coding or programming required for educators interested in becoming certified to teach Grades 8-12 CS. Next course runs in Early Summer 2017. To register please visit: www.WeTeachCS.org Course was developed with funding from:
  26. 26. WeTeach_CS Upcoming Professional Development Events As of 02-21-17
  27. 27. 28 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
  28. 28. 29 WTCS Deep Dives • Exploring Computer Science - curriculum for teaching Fundamentals of CS course in TX • Project GUTS – integration of computational thinking and MS science • Bootstrap – integration of video game design and algebra • WTCS Certification Prep- preparing teachers for the TExES Grades 8-12 CS Certification Exam • June 8-9 • UT Austin Pickle Campus • Following CS Summit • Separate registration from CS Summit
  29. 29. 30 Training Texas educators in through free online project called in partnership with Summer 2017 – Blended F2F (July 24-28) and online (July 31 – Aug 3) May 6, 2017 – 1 Day Java Review* * Prior completers of Java Fundamentals course
  30. 30. 31 Training Texas educators in Video Game Programming with Algebra Mathematics + Computer Science
  31. 31. 32 WeTeach_CS Upcoming PD Events Face-To-Face • WeTeach_CS Certification Prep (12 contact hours) • Rice University ➢ Mar 13-14 ■ Houston • ESC 16 ➢ Mar 20-21 ■ Amarillo • ESC 18 ➢ Mar 31-Apr 1 ■ Midland • ESC 3 ➢ May 1-2. Victoria • ESC 13 ➢ Apr 7-8 ■ Austin • ESC 1 ➢ Jun 12-13 ■ Edinburg • ESC 14 ➢ Jun 12-13 ■ Abilene • Youth Code Jam/St. Mary’s University ➢ July 11-12 ■ San Antonio • ESC 5 ➢ Jul 18-19 ■ Beaumont • UT Dallas ➢ Aug 7-8 ■ Richardson • ESC 19 ➢ TBA ■ El Paso
  32. 32. 33 WeTeach_CS Upcoming PD Events Face-To-Face • NICERC Cybersecurity Training ➢ Mar 2-3 Austin • CS Summer Institute Facilitator Academy ➢ Apr 24-28 Richardson • WeTeach_CS Summit ➢ Jun 5-7 Austin • WeTeach_CS Deep Dives ➢ Jun 8-9 Austin • Bootstrap: Video Game Programming with Algebra • San Antonio ➢ March 23-25 (CLOSED) • Austin ISD ➢ May 16-18 • Spring Branch ISD ➢ Jun 12-14 • ESC 1 ➢ Aug 9-11 Edinburg • 3D Printer Training ➢ Jul 20-21 Austin • Logo Summer Institute ➢ Jul 24-27 Pflugerville
  33. 33. 34 Code.org CS Discoveries • Course for grades 7-9 Unit 1: Problem Solving: Computers and Logic Unit 2: The Internet: Web Development Unit 3: Programming: Interactive Games & Animations Unit 4: Problem Solving: The Design Process Unit 5: The Internet: Data and Society Unit 6: Programming: The Internet of Things TeacherCon June 19-23, 2017 ■ Houston
  34. 34. 35 Code.org AP CS Principles • Apply by March 3 – code.org/educate • No registration fee • Transportation stipend ($150) • Lodging covered by Code.org • Must have principal approval and commitment to teach AP CS Principles in 17-18 school yr TeacherCon June 19-23, 2017 ■ Houston
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  36. 36. 37 REGION 1 – EDINBURG • ESC Region 1 WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 2 – CORPUS CHRISTI • ESC Region 2 WeTeach_CS Collaborative • Texas State Aquarium WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 3 – VICTORIA • ESC Region 3 WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 4 – GALVESTON • UTMB - Galveston County Collaborative REGION 4 – HOUSTON • Rice University School Mathematics Project WeTeach_CS Collaborative • Rice University CSTAR WeTeach_CS Collaborative • University of Houston WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 4 – SUGAR LAND • Fort Bend ISD WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 5 – BEAUMONT • ESC Region 5 WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 6 – HUNTSVILLE • ESC Region 6 WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 7 – TYLER • UT Tyler WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 8 – PITTSBURG • ESC Region 8 WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 10 – DALLAS • Dallas ISD WeTeach_CS Collaborative 2017-18 WeTeach_CS Collaboratives
  37. 37. 38 REGION 10 – RICHARDSON • UT Dallas WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 12 – WACO • ESC Region 12 WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 13 – AUSTIN • The University of Texas - TACC - UTeach Outreach - WeTeach_CS Collaborative • ESC Region 13 WeTeach_CS Collaborative • CodingforTX WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 13 – ROUND ROCK • Changing Expectations WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 13 – SAN MARCOS • Texas State University WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 14 – ABILENE • ESC Region 14 WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 14 – ABILENE • ESC Region 14 WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 15 – SAN ANGELO • ESC Region 15 WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 16 – AMARILLO • ESC Region 16 WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 18 – MIDLAND • ESC Region 18 WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 19 – EL PASO • ESC Region 19 WeTeach_CS Collaborative REGION 20 – SAN ANTONIO • ESC Region 20 WeTeach_CS Collaborative • OLLU WeTeach_CS Collaborative • Youth Code Jam WeTeach_CS Collaborative 2017-18 WeTeach_CS Collaboratives
  38. 38. 39 Many more F2F CS events TBA! Subscribe to the WeTeach_CS Blog for updates!! WeTeachCS.org
  39. 39. Connecting to the CS Teacher Community
  40. 40. 41 Policy Objectives • Incentivize school districts to invest in CS by moving HS CS from Tech Apps to CTE to provide weighted funding. • Continue to support teacher training and incentives for CS certification.
  41. 41. STEM Leadership Summit June 27, 2017 Austin, TX 42 Liz Murray Inspirational Speaker and Best- Selling Author Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard KEYNOTE SPEAKER OTHER SPEAKERS/TOPICS Hadi Partovi (invited) CEO/Founder Code.org • T-TESS in the STEM Classroom • Leading a STEM School • Implementing a K-12 CS Program in Your School

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