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TEA public comment period open for CTE proposed programs of study

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June 12, 2019

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requests preliminary public comment on proposed Career and Technical Education (CTE) course sequences, referred to as programs of study. Programs of study are course sequences that prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in their chosen career. These sequences embed relevant, real-world experiences and culminate in a postsecondary credential.

Participate in a Harvard study assessing creative work in K-12 CS classrooms

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June 12, 2019

The Creative Computing Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has a study where they're exploring how K-12 teachers understand and give feedback on students’ creative work in computer science—and they would love to learn from you. You can learn more about eligibility, time commitment, compensation, and how to participate here.

 

-From Karen Brennan, Harvard Graduate School of Education

New STEM Scholar colloquium series to begin Fall 2019

By Christian Bazán
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June 3, 2019

Continuing the success of the Brown Bag and STEM Ed Scholars of Color Colloquia, the STEM Center will be hosting eight STEM scholars this Fall. The scholars will share their latest research in an informal lunch setting in the STEM PD space in the George I. Sánchez Bldg. Rm 352. All students and faculty are welcome to attend.

Inequality in college STEM education

By Christian Bazán
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June 3, 2019

Study finds Black and Latinx students leave STEM majors at higher rates

TEA Lone Star STEM grant application open

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June 3, 2019

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has opened the Lone Star STEM grant application. Based on a letter of interest submission two types of potential grantees will be identified:

CSTA and ISTE want your feedback on new CS standards

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June 3, 2019

CSTA and ISTE launched an initiative early this year to revise CS standards. In March, they hosted a powerhouse team at their offices in Chicago to kick off the CS Educator Standards writing process.

TEA gives final approval for Cybersecurity TEKS

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June 3, 2019

At the April 2019 State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting, the board gave final approval for TEKS for two new technology applications courses in cybersecurity. The two courses, 19 TAC §126.51, Foundations of Cybersecurity (One Credit), and 19 TAC §126.52, Cybersecurity Capstone (One Credit), are scheduled to become effective on August 1, 2019, and will be implemented beginning with the 2019–2020 school year.

UIL Spring Meet CS results are in

By Christian Bazán
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May 10, 2019

UIL meets are a big part of high school life and the computer science competition is no different, with students from all across Texas challenging the test with increasingly impressive skills. Students must study a diverse range of topics in computer science in order to score well on the 45-minute exam and the two-hour programming component, both in the individual and team contests.

You can view an overview video of the contest from UIL here.

Anne Richards School positions open

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May 8, 2019

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders is a public, all-girls 6-12 STEM-focused school in the center of Austin, Texas.  If you are interested in any of these positions, please send an email with your cover letter and resume to anah.sikorsky@austinisd.org.