My Brother’s Keeper Coding Makerspace will be holding a student showcase on Saturday, May 13th from 1-4PM at the Carver Museum in Austin, TX. Coding Makerspace participants will demonstrate the Web VR projects they’ve been working on the during past few months. The program, run by Changing Expectations, is designed to encourage boys and young men of color to get involved in computer science and coding in order to foster an inclusive computing culture.
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.
Last week saw the culmination of a partnership announced in late 2016 between U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) and the Center for STEM Education (the parent organization of WeTeach_CS) to increase students’ exposure to computer science concepts in the sprawling 23rd Congressional District which stretches west from San Antonio, along the border to just outside El Paso. Joining the partnership were Dell, Facebook, Intel, and Brocade who combined to fund a 3-day Bootstrap workshop for 40 middle and high school mathematics teachers at BiblioTech, the digital library of Bexar County. The workshop, facilitated by WeTeach_CS, introduced participants to a curriculum which integrates programming with Algebra.
For many years, educators and administrators across Texas have longed for the day that students could learn computer science without having to worry about the funding differences between Technology Application (Tech App) and Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses.