NCWIT is now accepting applications for the 2019 Aspirations in Computing awards. The AiC Awards are divided into three categories: 9th-12th grade women, 9th-12th grade educators, and collegiate women. Let’s make sure the Texas computer science community is well represented! Teachers should encourage young women in CS to apply and then be sure to apply yourself!
Teachers, there is still time to get your students involved with the 2018 Congressional App Challenge
We were thrilled to have CAC Director, Rachel Décoste join us for the 2018 WeTeach_CS Summit and take time to discuss the Congressional App Challenge with the Texas CS teachers in attendaance. Now it’s time for Texas CS teachers to step up and make sure your students get registered for the contest! The registration deadline is Monday, September 10th and apps must be submitted by October 15th. CAC rules are fairly simple when it comes to how students can participate and what they can submit, so there’s definitely still time to get involved with this year’s CAC!
The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a public effort to encourage kids to learn how to code, through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress for their district.
Students code original applications for the chance to be selected for recognition by their Member of Congress, win prizes, and have their work put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. This year’s contest begins on June 4, 2018.
Public policy is made at many levels. The Texas State Board of Education reviews and adopts curriculum standards and graduation requirements which places them in a prime position to open up opportunities for students to take computer science related courses. The SBOE met on April 11-13, 2018 and made several decisions that will have this affect.