All Academy Onboarding
Regional CS Advisory Board meeting
Charleston Metro Chamber
Cindy Helms Elliott Davis
Chris Douglas Microsoft
Ronald Neil ECPI
Ralph Crosby SPAWAR
Anna Dassing Lucy Beckham HS
Rich Gordon CCSD CTE
Petra Neumayer CCSD
TEALS update in Hanahan and West Ashley – goal is to have one in every HS in 3 years.
Discussed importance of including middle school outreach as it takes several touches for students and parents to consider IT/Computer Science industry. Also discussed importance of including non-traditional speakers and other engagements to encourage non-traditional students.
Group decided we would like to start with
1. Soft Skills panel with Mock interviews (or activity to practice working in teams) at middle schools
2. Panels for parents – one in each district. Invite parents from all schools in that district.
Msg to convey to parents and students: IT in every industry. Lots of IT/CS careers that do not need 4 year degree. Certifications are valuable. What should students take in middle/high school? What programs already in place?
Companies participating in Soft Skills Panels: bring data on how many females/minorities work in your company. Possibly bring pictures of these employees so students can relate.
Lots of energy around CS/IT at Moultrie Middle. They have a Women in Charge program. Let’s add to their momentum.
Microsoft has a Digi Girlz curriculum. Discussed possibility of multiple middle schools attending panels or competitions
Elliott Davis has many in their department with 2 year degrees.
We discussed rules around using Adjunct teachers – look into this more with respect to adding additional CS classes.
ECPI giving certificates to DD2, mostly Microsoft Fundamentals, students have opportunity to get 4 certificates
Next meeting: October 12 – 9-11 a.m. at the Chamber
Get dates etc so that lots of students can attend or compete in mobile app at C5ISR Conference December – Chris Douglas
Choose dates/locations for Panels for parents- Robin/Gary
More info about Digi Girlz- Chris Douglas
More info about Adjunct, invite middle schools – Rich Gordon