News Category: computer-science

TEA Lone Star STEM grant application open

By Community Author
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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:

UT and Austin ISD have an ‘AWSM’ plan get more women in Computer Science

By Christian Bazán
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Oct. 19, 2018

Over the past five years, Texas has seen significant improvement in high school computer science (CS) enrollment, yet growth in female enrollment continues to lag. According to data collected by the UT STEM Center, in 2017 only 26% of students completing a CS course were female. Additionally, reported females accounted for only 27% of the Advanced Placement (AP) CS exams taken in 2017.

WeTeach_CS Announces 2018 Change Maker and Mini-Grand Award Recipients during Summit

By Stephen Gray
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June 19, 2018

Sponsored by Oracle Academy and Texas Instruments, the awards are not only a way to recognize the dedication and vision of exceptional teachers, but also to inspire the community as a whole to keep working for improved and expanded CS education in Texas. This year, WeTeach_CS presented eight teachers with Mini-Grant Awards, eight teachers with Change Maker Awards, and for the first time recognized two exceptional administrators with Change Maker Awards of their own.

2018 WeTeach_CS Summit – June 18-20

By Stephen Gray
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June 18, 2018

The WeTeach_CS Summit is a 3-day event which educates, empowers, and inspires K-12 CS teachers, advocates, administrators, professional development providers, university instructors, and policy-makers to advance the goal of CS for All in Texas and beyond. This year’s Summit will be held on the shores of the San Gabriel River at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center in Georgetown, TX, just outside of Austin. Approximately 450 CS champions will be in attendance.