CS for All through WeTeach_CS
Why is WeTeach_CS Important?
- 60% of today’s STEM jobs are computing jobs.
- Only 2% of Texas HS graduates have taken a Computer Science class.
- Pre-service teacher preparation programs in Texas graduated only 14 CS teachers in 2014-15.
In 2015-16, WeTeach_CS trained 1,352 Texas educators and helped 177 teachers receive their CS certification. WeTeach_CS is backed by the resources of The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for STEM Education and supported by partners, including Oracle, AT&T, Google, Microsoft, IBM, and 100Kin10.
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Sixty percent of all STEM jobs require or involve computing, yet only two percent of Texas High School graduates have taken a computer science course. This is due to limited offerings and a lack of qualified teachers. There are 1.4 million Texas public school students who need YOU to teach Computer Science.
We Can Help Teachers After Certification Too!
Getting certified in CS is the first step. Improving the quality and diversity of CS courses is an ongoing effort. Find tools, curricula, professional development and other resources to help along the way!
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Being a Computer Science educator requires fast-paced and never-ending learning to keep up with changing technologies and pedagogy. We Teach CS helps connect educators with CS Professional Development opportunities to deepen skills, encourage innovation and build relationships with other educators.
It is time for the big day, the computer contest! You have arrived, and have checked in. What now? How can your team make the most of this opportunity? How can they leave with a positive experience? Check out these suggestions for a successful contest experience.
As a Code.org Professional Learning Partner, the WeTeach_CS Program, housed at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for STEM Education, will be hosting a free workshop for Central Texas middle school and high school counselors and administrators. Participants will learn more about K-12 Computer Science (CS) Education and why all students should have an opportunity to learn CS.
Now that you as a computer science team sponsor have taken the bold step to start a team, and have acquired some good resources, what is the best way to practice? What are some effective strategies to build a successful team? See what John and others with contest team experience have to say about this.