The Call for 2020 Commitments to Computer Science for All Now Open
UPDATE: CSforALL has extended the commitment deadline to August 31, 2020.
Access to Computer Science has never been more crucial to preparing United States students for the future.
What’s a Commitment?
#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
The 2020 Commitment Categories:
We welcome commitments from the community in the following categories:
- Close the Gaps — Identify, Name, and Close CS Gaps
- Design for Diversity — Design from the Beginning
- Prepare the Solvers — Problem Solvers Not Process Followers
These commitment categories are aligned to our CSforALL 2030 goals. Look out for more information on the 2030 goals after its official launch in May 2020, and stay tuned for new ways to engage with the CSforALL 2030 goals as a commitment maker!
Where Do I Submit a Commitment?
SUBMIT YOUR CSforALL COMMITMENT, HERE!
Deadline for 2020 Commitments is July 31, 2020
The CSforALL team created an animated Commitments visualization for Commitments that were made between 2017–2019. The visualization highlights year, location, and category, check it out here.
The 2019 Commitments
Listen to Kate Maloney, Executive Director of InfoSys Foundation USA, talking about her organization’s 2019 CSforALL Commitment on supporting Family Code Night in North Carolina schools.
With the support Infosys Foundation USA, Family Code Night will scale its state family engagement program for K-5 CS education in North Carolina, from its 150-school pilot program last spring to 500 schools, building attendance via family awareness marketing, in a replicable state model and platform.
Infosys Foundation USA will partner with the University of Rhode Island to expand its Pathfinders Institute, a hands-on professional development program that provides 200 K-12 public school teachers from across the U.S. with training in CS and maker education in February 2020.
Listen to Code Nation’s team as they discuss their 2019 Commitment to enhance coding classes in three cities across the nation!
Code Nation will bring coding classes to over 50 under-resourced high schools and more than 1,500 students in New York City, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area in the 2019–2020 school year.
Listen to Margaret Burnett, OSU Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University, talking about GenderMag Project’s 2019 Commitment to support members from CSforALL.
The GenderMag Project and CSforALL are launching a collaboration to facilitate five CSforALL members implementing gender-inclusive software design practices in their CS education platforms and tools to reduce software biases that discourage girls’ participation in computing, which will impact 25 million youth through December 2020.
CSforALL 2020 Summit:
For full CSforALL 2020 Summit announcement, click here.
CSforALL is delighted to announce that the 2020 CSforALL Summit will be hosted in historic and musical Memphis, Tennessee during October 13–15, 2020. We’re excited to bring the CSforALL Summit and CS education community to the southern home of the blues, soul, rock-n-roll music, and barbecue.