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.
Since September of 2015, WeTeach_CS has trained over 2,000 educators and helped 385 Texas teachers obtain 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.
Over the summer, WeTeach_CS reached and passed the 300th CS certification milestone and is now on the path to helping 500 current Texas teachers become CS certified. To celebrate, instead of throwing a party, we’ve extended the Certification Incentive Program (CIP) to cover all of the TExES CS 8-12 testing windows scheduled through August 2018.
Teachers, now that the fall semester’s in full swing, there’s still time to get your students involved in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge, which will run until November 1. Students who live in one of the 18 participating districts in Texas may enter as individuals or in teams of up to four. (And if your home district isn’t represented,
UT Austin’s College of Education marks an important milestone for the WeTeach_CS program in their Texas Education Magazine article, Expanding Computer Science Education in Texas.