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WeTeach_CS: Strategies for Scale (100Kin10)


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WeTeach_CS: Strategies for Scale - presented at 100Kin10 Partner Summit, April 2017

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WeTeach_CS: Strategies for Scale (100Kin10)

  1. 1. WeTeach_CS: Strategies for Scale 100Kin10 Partner Summit April 2017 Carol Fletcher Deputy Director, Center for STEM Ed The University of Texas at Austin Cynthia Sherman CS Collaborative Project Director The University of Texas at Tyler
  2. 2. Presentation Goals • Share strategies for scaling training in computer science to K-12 in-service teachers. • Share resources for CS teacher professional development.
  3. 3. Grand Challenge #2 Where are the CS Teachers? • In 2014-15, only 14 individuals completed a CS teacher certification program in Texas. • Only 2% of Texas graduates took a CS course in HS.
  4. 4. • WeTeach_CS helps connect educators with CS professional development opportunities to deepen skills, encourage innovation and build relationships with other educators.
  5. 5. 5 1. Define the Landscape Shocking Facts about Texas CS! Building the Texas Computer Science Pipeline Strategic Recommendations for Success Carol L. Fletcher, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  6. 6. 6 2. Define outcomes
  7. 7. 3. Leverage existing STEM PD networks
  8. 8. 8 Face-to-Face Certification Prep Course • 2 days • Focused on the teacher competencies measured on CS Teacher Certification Exam (TExES) • TExES is the same as Praxis • Offered 16 times across the state through summer 2017 4. Design hybrid models of PD
  9. 9. 9 • Enrollment Opens: 3/27/2017 • Course Starts: 5/8/2017 • Pacing: Self Paced • Cost: Free - $99 for Verified Certificate WeTeach_CS: Foundations of CS for Teachers To register please visit:
  10. 10. 10 Strategies for Effective and Inclusive CS Teaching • New online course launching in Fall 2017 sponsored by • Focused on Broadening Participation in CS • Practical strategies for growing an equitable CS program in your school – Recruitment and retention for diversity – Culturally relevant CS instruction – Unconscious bias
  11. 11. 11 in computer science, computational thinking, coding, and programming. In 2015-16, provided 24,010 contact hours of training to 1,352 Texas educators representing 697 schools 339 public, private, and charter school districts & 5. Plan for Scale
  12. 12. 12 6. Ask administrators/teachers what they need
  13. 13. 13Apply 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. 7. Reward Teachers
  14. 14. 14 218 Texas educators have been CS certified since fall 2015 8. Early and measurable success
  15. 15. 15 9. Use partnerships to create multiple entry points for teachers
  16. 16. 16 Connecting Texas educators with state and national leaders / resources to teach CS and computational thinking. Professional development for K-12 educators, focused on building the CS Education Community 10. Build Community
  17. 17. 17 11. Spread the work by spreading the wealth