Reg CS Adv Bd notes 10.12.17

Updated on October 13, 2017 in Computer Science
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Regional Computer Science Advisory Board meeting notes

October 12, 2017

Charleston Metro Chamber Boardroom



Robin Willis, Chamber

Jay Whitehair, Principal Laing

Jonathan Rushin, Asst Principal Summerville

Omar Nesbit, teacher Summerville

Cindy Helms, Elliott Davis

Ronald Neil, ECPI

Shekema Hamm, Teacher

Debra Kinder, Cario

Kellie Passarello, Cario

Lakeisha Williams, SPAWAR

David Kennamer, Boeing

Patrice Lawson, Moultie

Alan Schmitt, Stall

Jacob Perlmutter, Zucker Middle

Sally Ehrenfried, Blackbaud

Tristan Robinson, Asst Principal Wando

Richard Gordon, CCSD CTE

Scott Stevenson, teacher ARHS

Nadine Miller, DD2 CTE

Ashley Andrew, Citadel

Jennifer Albert, Citadel

Ralph Crosby, SPAWAR


TEALS update

  • Gary Scott’s, TEALS Master Mentor, notes on how West Ashley and Hanahan are doing so far this year.



  • We will be doing industry panels (for students and parents) in December/January for any middle or high school that will have a TEALS program next year. Next we will tackle middle or high schools that do not have TEALS.



Intro to CS – based on the University of Cal Berkeley CS10 class, “Beauty and Joy of Computing”



AP CS A  –  is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level course in computer science using the industry-standard Java programming language.


AP CS Principles – is a college-level survey course built around the fundamentals of computational thinking including problem solving, working with data, understanding the internet, programming and more.




Middle Schools

One way to serve middle schools may be to pair an Industry professional volunteer with a math teacher to integrate CS into core subject and to strengthen those students coming to high school.



SC State Standards

Computer Science Standards K-8



CSTA (Computer Science Teacher Association)

  • new to our region, only chapter in SC
  • CSTA needs teacher and industry support. If you can help contact Jennifer Albert
  • CSTA Standards k-12



Camp Blackbaud

  • Serves underserved elementary, recently added middle school students. About 80 students between Austin TX and Charleston SC


Coding Bootcamps update

We have done Raspberry Pi Bootcamps, All Girls Code Camp and Java 101 Bootcamps.

ECPI offered teachers to do additional Java Bootcamps at the Chamber for middle and high school students



Teacher recruitment

  • Hard to find teachers for all subjects
  • Adjunct teachers – let us know if your school would use adjunct teachers, we can do some pilot recruiting
  • SC Rules about Adjunct Teachers

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