Regional Computer Science Advisory Board
Types of classes
Principles to CS
Intro to Computer Science
5 HS, five or more classes
Key component is volunteers – shortage of qualified teachers to teach computer science – bootstrap them up to get them up and running
Introductions around the table
Perspective of IT skills not just 4 yr degrees
It is a time commitment and that can pose challenges to recruitment
Blackbaud creating a case study to help with recruitment internally, willing to share it externally
Career Path Panels Discussion
School day – field trip
Adults on a panel – lose kids interest
Expo – Saturday conference, career panel, etc., needs to be interactive
Needs to be one or 2 sessions at a centrally located spot, can’t ask business members to travel to multiple schools
Who is the audience
What types of activities
Citadel is Code.org’s regional partner in the community, they’ll have $5K for a fair for next school year
Can we add more schools to 18/19 school year?
Citadel is training teachers for AP CS principles, there are other options besides TEALS
How many kids will the camp host? 30-50?
How do we recruit?
Flier, kids sign up on their own
All kids in CS classes
Open to teachers?
CCSD has closed CS programs because they can’t find teachers
Opening new programs/schools – can they find teachers? 3-5 years
Teacher shortage and credentials, how do you keep teachers or utilize professionals so that they don’t need the typical teacher credentials