Ruthe Farmer named 2017 WeTeach_CS Summit Keynote Speaker

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The Center for STEM Education is pleased to announce that Ruthe Farmer will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 WeTeach_CS Summit being held in Austin, TX from June 5-7. “Ruthe Farmer’s dedication to opening up CS education to all students has been an inspiration to everyone working towards CS for All,” said Amy Werst, Manager of Programatic Operations for the Center for STEM Education. “We’re really excited that...

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No Computer Science Education at Your Kid’s School? $5 Million from TEA Is Allowing UT to Change That.

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This article originally appeared on news.utexas.edu on January 25, 2017. See original.   Only 2 percent of Texas high school graduates completed a computer science class in 2015, even though 60 percent of today’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs are in computing, according to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). One of the issues is that few Texas teachers are certified to teach computer science. For example, in 2014-15,...

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University of Texas Austin’s WeTeach_CS Program a National Leader in CS Teacher Preparation

Posted in Computer Science, News, News 2016

(August 18, 2016 – Austin, TX) WeTeach_CS, the newly created program developed to increase the number of computer science (CS) educators in Texas, already has made a dramatic impact, with a count of 100 newly certified CS teachers since September, 2015. This far exceeds the 14 Texas teachers who completed a CS teacher certification program during the 2014 – 2015 year.

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CS Change Maker and Mini-Grant Awards announced at WeTeach_CS Summit

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  The WeTeach_CS Summit, held June 7-9 in Austin, brought coding, programming, and computational-thinking classroom resources to Texas K-12 educators. During this inaugural event, the Center for STEM Education announced the first ever recipients of the CS Change Maker and CS Mini-Grant awards. The awards were sponsored by Oracle Academy, Oracle’s flagship philanthropic educational program.   CS Change Maker Awards The CS Change Maker...

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Inaugural WeTeach_CS Summit Offers Coding, Computational Thinking Tools and Presentations to K-12 STEM Educators in Austin June 7-9

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  The leading Computer Science K-12 professional development event in the nation is sponsored by TRC and coordinated by the UT at Austin Center for STEM Education (May 11, 2016) – As computer science (CS) aligns as an integral aspect of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instruction, Texas Regional Collaboratives (TRC) offers its inaugural WeTeach_CS Summit bringing coding, programming and computational thinking...

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