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Building a K-12 Computer Science Pipeline in Your District - It Starts from the Roots

September 02, 2021 CoderZ
edWebcasts
Building a K-12 Computer Science Pipeline in Your District - It Starts from the Roots
Show Notes

This edWeb podcast is sponsored by CoderZ.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.

How do we support the delivery of computer science (CS) at all levels? As evidenced by the rapid uptick in the adoption of CS standards across the nation, it is an essential part of the next century of learning. To get CS into every classroom, teachers need support. Camille Sloan Schroeder, Director of Efforts for K-12 Outreach for the College of Engineering, is here to share strategies, and how she’s making that change in her world. 

By making CS easy to use and supporting teachers, she’s making sure it is something they WANT to be a part of, thereby opening new doors to all students. Camille, accompanied by Elizabeth Bacon, discusses how to address common implementation challenges, such as teacher buy-in, preparation, scheduling constraints, choosing a program that aligns with the school’s educational values, and taking the scary out of CS. 

Listeners leave the edWeb podcast with the ability to:

  • Implement a clear set of approaches for advocating for and supporting high-quality elementary computing programs in their local areas
  • Ensure a “plug-and-play” level of deliverability for a K-12 computer science pipeline
  • Identify ways that computing education supports standards frameworks in core disciplines such as math, science, and ELA
  • Articulate strategies for supporting all teachers in implementing best practices for computing education in their classrooms
  • Develop an individual plan for advocating for computer science in the local context


This edWeb podcast is of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, and school leaders.

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