Computer science continues to advance innovation throughout our economy and society. Yet fewer than half of U.S. schools offer any computer science courses, and only 8 percent of STEM graduates study it. Improving access to computer science coursework for all students, but especially groups who have traditionally been underrepresented, is within the grasp of state policymakers.
Join NASBE on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm (EDT), for a conversation with Code.org Chief Operating Officer Cameron Wilson to learn about their policy work to promote computer science classes in more classrooms and improve teacher capacity, design a broadly used curriculum platform for K-12 computer science, and the global Hour of Code movement. Mark Newburn, vice president of the Nevada State Board of Education, will also share Nevada’s experience with expanding access to computer science for students, with lessons for other states.
This webinar is now on-demand! Watch the full event here.