Regional CS Advisory Board notes 12/5/17

Updated on December 12, 2017 in Computer Science
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Regional Computer Science Advisory Board

TEALS

Types of classes

Principles to CS

JAVA

Intro to Computer Science

 

New Schools

Stall

Academic Magnet

Wando

 

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

TEALS –

Recruitment sessions

Blackbaud

Trident Tech

School day – field trip

Parents?

 

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

 

Java Bootcamp

How many kids will the camp host?  30-50?

Who attends?

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

Moonlight??

PACE program

Direct program

 

Teacher shortage and credentials, how do you keep teachers or utilize professionals so that they don’t need the typical teacher credentials

 

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