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.
Watch the video to learn more.
Start Your Certification Journey Today!
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!
Attend An Event
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.
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.
If you know a Texas CS teacher who goes above and beyond on a regular basis or have a project idea that needs a little financial push, then there’s no time to lose! The deadline for all 2017 WeTeach_CS Change Maker Awarrl nominations and WeTeach_CS Mini-Grant applications is April 28, 2017.
Interested in adding the Beauty and Joy of Computing to your 2017/2018 course catalog? BJC is a College Board endorsed curriculum for the new AP Computer Science Principles exam and have recently announced two professional development opportunities endorsed by the College Board for teachers this Summer 2017.