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WeTeach_CS Summit 2017 (Opening Presentation)

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Educating, Empowering, & Inspiring CS Teachers
The WeTeach_CS Summit offers a variety of sessions and resources for K-12 teachers. The format will include a student expo, vendor exhibits, special guest speakers, as well as general and breakout sessions.

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WeTeach_CS Summit 2017 (Opening Presentation)

  1. 1. Educating, Empowering, & Inspiring CS Teachers
  2. 2. WeTeachCS.org WeTeach_CS helps connect educators with CS professional development opportunities to deepen skills, encourage innovation and build relationships with other educators.
  3. 3. Code Wizards HQ
  4. 4. By 2020 there will be 1,000,000 more computing jobs than graduates to fill them. Source: Code.org, 2014
  5. 5. 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
  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. NCWIT.org Percentage of computing occupations held by women has been declining since 1991
  8. 8. NCWIT.org Percentage of Computing Occupations Held by Women
  9. 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% Nord et al., 2011
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Where Are the CS Teachers? Only 14 individuals completed a pre-service teacher education program to become certified in Grades 8-12 Computer Science.
  13. 13. No CS Teachers = No CS Students Only 3% of Texas high school graduates in 2015 had completed a CS course.
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  15. 15. WeTeach_CS Program Overview
  16. 16. WeTeach_CS Year at-a-glance Carol Fletcher Deputy Director, Center for STEM Ed The University of Texas at Austin WeTeach_CS Summit June 5, 2017 Austin, TX
  17. 17. 870 educators 34% 21% 45% Rural Suburban Urban Since September 1, 2016, WeTeach_CS has served School Profile
  18. 18. Since September 2016, WeTeach_CS has served • 516 Campuses • 245 Districts 78% of Campuses are Title I eligible
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  20. 20. 2% 9% 29% 60% PK/K Elementary Middle School High School Teachers Served by Grade Level
  21. 21. CS Teaching Background of teachers reported NO CS teaching background48%
  22. 22. (An individual may be certified in multiple areas) 99 232 140 46 167 166 202 305 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 CS Certified Math Science CIS Tech Apps CTE Elementary Middle School # of Teachers Certification Areas
  23. 23. 498 individuals completed the online course Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers since Summer 2016 Building Teacher Capacity
  24. 24. 24Apply 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. Reward Teachers
  25. 25. 25 260 Texas educators have become CS certified since Fall 2015
  26. 26. 27 Thanking our Sponsors… for their continuous support of the WeTeach_CS program
  27. 27. 28 Thanking our Sponsors… for sponsoring the WeTeach_CS Mini-Grant and Change Maker Awards
  28. 28. 29 Thanking our Sponsors… for sponsoring the WeTeach_CS Mini-Grant and Change Maker Awards
  29. 29. 30 Thanking our Sponsors… for sponsoring the WeTeach_CS Summit break refreshments
  30. 30. Social Media Info
  31. 31. 32 Telling Your WeTeach_CS Summit Story Photos and Video We have a professional photographer and video crew here all three days. So remember to smile! Social Media Connect and share with WeTeach_CS on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using #wtcs2017 Interviews Stephen Gray, the WeTeach_CS Communications Guy, will be talking to teachers and collecting your comments and quotes. So if you have something to share—let him know! Stephen Gray stephengray@utexas.edu
  32. 32. 33 Connect and Share! #wtcs2017 @weteachcs www.twitter.com/weteachcs @weteachcs www.facebook.com/weteachcs @weteachcs www.instagram.com/weteachcs
  33. 33. Educating, Empowering, & Inspiring CS Teachers
  34. 34. Change Maker Awards Sponsored by &
  35. 35. 36 2017 Change Maker Award Recipient
  36. 36. 37 2017 Change Maker Award Recipient
  37. 37. 38 2017 Change Maker Award Recipient
  38. 38. 39 2017 Change Maker Award Recipient
  39. 39. Mini-Grant Awards Sponsored by &
  40. 40. 41 2017 Mini-Grant Award Recipient
  41. 41. 42 2017 Mini-Grant Award Recipient
  42. 42. 43 2017 Mini-Grant Award Recipient
  43. 43. 44 2017 Mini-Grant Award Recipient
  44. 44. Educating, Empowering, & Inspiring CS Teachers
  45. 45. 46 Monday, June 5 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. K-12 students all over Texas are doing amazing things in computer science every day. The WeTeach_CS Playground will be an up close and personal space that highlights some of these teachers and students. STUDENT PLAYGROUND Participating Schools • Cele Middle School, Pflugerville ISD – Playground led by Margaret Dominguez • McBee Elementary School, Austin ISD – Playground led by Rafael Alba-Cascales • John B. Connally High School, Pflugerville ISD – Playground led by Ryan Merritt

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