CSforALL’s member, BootUp PD, has partnered with a district (Caroline County Public Schools) that serves only 5,000 students to support the broadening of Computer Science Education.
Computer science education has increasingly become a priority for school districts all over the country in the last few decades. For many years, states, districts, and organizations have been using the K-12 Computer Science Framework to develop and implement programs for secondary students to explore computing concepts. However, until recently, much of the focus has remained at the secondary level because of concerns about elementary students’ readiness to tackle demanding topics such as computing…
Despite the Pandemic, 2020 CSforALL Commitment Maker, the Harris County School District (Hamilton, GA), Committed to Implementing a K-12 CSEd Program in the 2020–2021 Academic Year
2020 Commitment: Harris County Schools makes a commitment to develop student problem-solving skills through computational thinking by providing computer science courses to 3,200 students in grades 5–12 in Southwest Georgia.
CSforALL’s Member, The Congressional App Challenge, describes their 2020 CSforALL Commitment and CSEd activities in the wake of the COVID-19 Crisis
Our 2020 Commitment: The Congressional App Challenge is committed to inspiring a diverse pipeline of future CS talent in every corner of the nation by partnering with Congress to host hundreds of local coding competitions in congressional districts across the nation. In our sixth year, the Congressional App Challenge aims to host App Challenges for over two-thirds of all American students in all fifty states. We plan to do this by working with over two-thirds of the House of…
On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we celebrate the tenth anniversary, with the question, what does it take to remove accessibility barriers to make computer science literacy, education, and careers accessible to ALL?
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029. However, individuals with disabilities are less likely to pursue information technology degrees. One of the reasons for this is the lack of accessible learning applications and curriculum. For example, a blind student who uses a screen-reader to navigate a computer. …
Together it’s our job to drive action in the computer science space!
#CSforALL commitments are new, specific, and measurable actions aimed at advancing the goal of rigorous and inclusive computer science education for all US youth, and are designed to grow support and momentum for a sustainable K-12 computer science education system in and out of school.
Making a commitment gives organizations an opportunity to announce a new CS effort on a national stage which can be leveraged to bring new partners to the table, increase impact, and grow the footprint of engaged stakeholders.
For more information: www.summit.csforall.org/commitments
As 2021 Women’s History Month comes to an end, we want to conclude with stories of three young women and their journeys through computer science courses, internships, competitions, and more!
Student at St. Mary’s University of Texas
CSforALL’s Member, Code/Art, highlights, an only for girls, CodeYourself Competition that allows young girls around the nation to change people’s perception of what a coder looks like by “coding yourself”.
Women today earn only 18% of computer science (CS) bachelor’s degrees in the United States, down from 37% in 1984. This is even more striking knowing that, during that same period of time, the percentage of female undergraduates in this country rose from 53% to 57% and demand for computer science skills continued to outpace supply.
So why the big drop in women earning CS degrees while the overall number…
CSforALL member, The Girls’ Place Chicago, explains how our approach and view on young girls as innovators should not just be the future but today.
Recently, I took my nine and ten-year-old nieces to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, where science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematical equations come alive through the interactive exhibits. From pushing a touch screen display to see how tornado’s form, and watching one develop right before your eyes, to learning the biology of embryo growth by viewing the development of baby chicks, from egg incubation to, in real time, watching baby chicks hatch…
CSforALL’s member Vidcode celebrates this year’s Women’s History Month by interviewing three women in their organization and the work they do around gender equity in the tech industry!
Women’s History Month celebrates women everywhere: the countless women that have pushed against expectations, spoken up against injustice, and been the agents of change in our world, to the unsung heroes that have continued to lift up other women in their day-to-day lives.
We can’t cheer on the progress we’ve made in gender equality without simultaneously realizing how far we still need to go. The tech industry, for example, is still an…
With funding from Schmidt Futures, CSforALL launched EcoSystemforCS (E4CS) in Fall 2019. A mix of rural and urban communities across the South, East, Midwest, Southwest, and Pacfic Northwest United States, and at different stages in their development became the E4CS Cohort. Maintaining this community with intent was the basis for learning and networking with each other, and other experts. The overwhelming sentiment from all was the invaluable opportunity for new partnerships, hearing from ecosystems faced with similar challenges, learning from experts, and the space to focus on developing a strategic plan together.
“Every time we were together, it was such…
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