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WeTeach_CS and You Can Too! / Texas STEM Conference Jan. 2019

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WeTeach_CS and You Can Too! / Texas STEM Conference Jan. 2019

  1. 1. 0 Texas STEM Conference • January 10, 2019 • San Antonio, TX WeTeach_CS and You Can Too! Carol L. Fletcher, Ph.D. Deputy Director, STEM Center The University of Texas at Austin carol.fletcher@utexas.edu @drfletcher88 @weteachcs https://tinyurl.com/WTCS-STEMConf19
  2. 2. 1 Why CS Education? ○ Computer science leads to economic opportunity ○ Computer science is foundational for every child, regardless of career ○ Computer science is fun and engaging ○ Equitable access to computer science is critical
  3. 3. 2 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. 3Code.org
  5. 5. 4 Health Care Space Home Transportation Entertainment Computing is revolutionizing EVERY field
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  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 7 NCWIT.org Percentage of computing occupations held by women has been declining since 1991
  9. 9. 8 NCWIT.org Percentage of Computing Occupations Held by Women
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  13. 13. 12 Why WeTeach_CS?
  14. 14. 13 No CS Teachers = No CS Students Only 3% of Texas high school graduates in 2017 had completed a CS course. 9 Where Are the CS Teachers? Only 23individuals completed a pre-service teacher education program to become certified in Grades 8-12 Computer Science. 23
  15. 15. 14 No CS Teachers = No CS Students Only 3% of Texas high school students in 2017 completed a CS course.
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  21. 21. 20 WeTeach_CS Model: 5 Key Components • Equity – broadening participation in computing • Pedagogy – improving instructional strategies • Content – growing computing content knowledge • Certification – increasing the # of CS certified educators • Community – building a community committed to CSforAll
  22. 22. 21 19 100 50 100 150 200 250 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Number of Texas Teachers Certified in HS Computer Science In-service certification pathway Pre-service certification pathway School Years NumberofTeachers
  23. 23. 22 19 21 10 60 50 100 150 200 250 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Number of Texas Teachers Certified in HS Computer Science In-service certification pathway Pre-service certification pathway School Years NumberofTeachers
  24. 24. 23 19 21 40 10 6 27 0 50 100 150 200 250 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Number of Texas Teachers Certified in HS Computer Science In-service certification pathway Pre-service certification pathway School Years NumberofTeachers
  25. 25. 24 19 21 40 73 10 6 27 18 0 50 100 150 200 250 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Number of Texas Teachers Certified in HS Computer Science In-service certification pathway Pre-service certification pathway Launched School Years NumberofTeachers
  26. 26. 25 19 21 40 73 214 10 6 27 18 28 0 50 100 150 200 250 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Number of Texas Teachers Certified in HS Computer Science In-service certification pathway Pre-service certification pathway Launched School Years NumberofTeachers
  27. 27. 26 19 21 40 73 214 238 10 6 27 18 28 9 0 50 100 150 200 250 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Number of Texas Teachers Certified in HS Computer Science In-service certification pathway Pre-service certification pathway Launched School Years NumberofTeachers
  28. 28. 27 498 Texas educators have become CS certified since Fall 2015
  29. 29. 28 Goal #2 Increase the percentage of high schools offering CS courses.
  30. 30. 29 21% 22% 27% 29% 33% 38% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Percent of Texas High Schools that Offer a CS Course WeTeach_CS Goal #2: Increase the number of HS offering CS courses
  31. 31. 30 Goal #3 Increase the number of high school students completing CS courses.
  32. 32. 31 WeTeach_CS Goal #3: Increase the number students enrolled in HS CS courses 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Number of High School Students Who Completed One or More CS Courses All 124%
  33. 33. 32 Goal #4 Broaden participation in CS courses.
  34. 34. 33 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Number of High School Students Who Completed One or More CS Courses All WeTeach_CS Goal #4: Diversity student enrollment in HS CS courses 124%
  35. 35. 34 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Number of High School Students Who Completed One or More CS Courses All URM WeTeach_CS Goal #4: Diversity student enrollment in HS CS courses 124% 154%
  36. 36. 35 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Number of High School Students Who Completed One or More CS Courses All URM EcoDis 124% 154% 156% WeTeach_CS Goal #4: Diversity student enrollment in HS CS courses
  37. 37. 36 WeTeach_CS Goal #4: Diversity student enrollment in HS CS courses
  38. 38. 37 AWSM in CS Applications The University of Texas at Austin is excited to invite you to apply to partner with us in the Accelerating Women’s Success and Mastery in Computer Science (AWSM in CS) project, a 3-year initiative and research study. AWSM in CS is designed to improve the recruitment, retention and success of females in high school computer science courses. As a partner, you will network with other computer science teachers and actively explore root causes as well as test strategic solutions to this problem. Application Deadline FEBRUARY 8, 2019 Central Texas Teachers
  39. 39. 38 Texas CS Policy Updates
  40. 40. 3939 Advocacy Texas Computer Science Task Force report Preparing Texas Students for the Cyber Economy Download at https://tinyurl.com/TXCSTaskForce
  41. 41. 40 On November 14, 2018, the SBOE discussed the inclusion of several new courses in a new Cybersecurity Pathway for Texas high schools. 3 existing CS courses from Tech Apps will receive weighted funding equal to CTE as of the 2017-18 school year • Fundamental of Computer Science • Computer Science I • AP Computer Science Principles FUNDING for Computer Science! You can view the full discussion by going to http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/tea/committee_of_the_full_board/20181114/2/ The CS discussion is in Part 2 of the video from 1:33 – 2:25
  42. 42. 4141 New Cybersecurity Pathway 2 new courses up for approval by SBOE • First reading of TEKS - Jan 28 – Feb 1 SBOE mtg • Second reading in April • Effective for 2018-19 Principles of Cybersecurity – intro survey course Cybersecurity – capstone course
  43. 43. 42 How to Grow Your CS Program
  44. 44. 43 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.
  45. 45. 44 Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers Course was developed with funding from: Preview Enrollment: $398 Learn key computer science topics to better teach your students and prepare for the Praxis & TExES Computer Science certification test. August - December, 2018 7.0 Weeks Self-Paced 6 Hours per Week 40.00 CPE Hours Available
  46. 46. 45 WeTeach_CS Certification Prep will provide an overview of the educator competencies required of all teachers to become certified in Grades 8-12 Computer Science. This certification is necessary to teach courses such as Computer Science I, II or III, Fundamentals of Computer Science, or AP Computer Science A. April 25-27, 2019 Austin, TX 21 hours of CPE credits available WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Upcoming PD Training https://utakeit.stemcenter.utexas.edu/events/
  47. 47. 46 Strategies for Effective and Inclusive CS Teaching Teachers will gain the insight, skills, and strategies to create equitable computer science programs, inside and out of the traditional classroom, as a stepping stone to achieving social justice. Free facilitators guide and virtual facilitator training Enrollment: Contact Carol Fletcher to set up your own cohort for free! September - December, 2018 6.0 Weeks Instructor- Paced 4 Hours per Week 24.00 CPE Hours Available
  48. 48. 47 WeTeach_CS for HS  Full Year Online Curriculum  Developed by John Owen  Virtual Monthly Support  Annual Subscription per Teacher ($1,999)  Discounts for bulk purchases  Scratch Jeroo Java For further details: https://utakeit.stemcenter.utexas.edu/weteach-cs-for-hs/
  49. 49. 48 3 programming platforms progressively develop students through increasingly challenging content. Jeroo
  50. 50. 49 Code.org Professional Development CS Discoveries & CS Principles To Apply, visit: https://code.org/educate/professional-learning/middle-high Designed to support middle and high school teachers before and during their first year teaching CS Discoveries or CS Principles the Code.org Professional Learning Program begins with a five-day, in-person summer workshop (Austin and San Antonio dates - July 15-19, 2019) followed by four additional sessions (TBA) throughout the year. Best of all? No previous experience teaching computer science is needed. For Texas teachers, the cost of the Professional Learning Program for CS Discoveries or CS Principles is $1,500 per teacher. APPLICATIONS OPEN UNTIL LATE MAY, 2019
  51. 51. 50 Code.org Professional Development CS Fundamentals To Sign Up, visit: https://code.org/professional-development-workshops Elementary School Teachers We welcome elementary school teachers to sign up year- round for our no-cost, high-quality one-day professional development workshops for Computer Science Fundamentals courses from an experienced computer science facilitator.
  52. 52. 51 Upcoming Code.org Workshop CS Fundamentals – El Paso, TX To Sign Up, visit: https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/5984/enroll Elementary School Teachers With the help of Code.org and Canutillo ISD, the STEM Center at The University of Texas at Austin is providing a no-cost, one day workshop for K-5 teachers interested in teaching computer science. This session is designed for teachers, librarians, instructional coaches and administrators grades K-5 to learn about Code.org resources and how to begin to integrate computer science into your future curriculum. January 26 , 2019 El Paso, TX
  53. 53. 52 WeTeach_CS Summit June 17-19, 2019 Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center Georgetown, TX Summit 2019
  54. 54. 53 WeTeach_CS Summit June 17-19, 2019 Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center Georgetown, TX Summit 2019 CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS DUE BY JANUARY 18, 2019
  55. 55. 54 https://studio.code.org/s/text-compression/stage/1/puzzle/1 Text Compression Widget
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  57. 57. 56 Be the First to Know by Signing Up! WeTeach_CS Listserv https://stemcenter.utexas.edu/weteachcs-listserv-preferences Learn About CS-Related News and Events: • Upcoming PD workshops and online courses • Grant opportunities • Policy Updates • CS Conferences • Award and Contest Opportunities • Teaching Positions • Funding for CS
  58. 58. 57 carol.fletcher@utexas.edu @drfletcher88 @weteachcs Thank you! STEMcenter.utexas.edu weteachcs.org Carol L. Fletcher, Ph.D. Deputy Director, STEM Center The University of Texas at Austin

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