The White House will webcast a #CSforAll event on Wednesday, September 14, beginning at 2:00pm Central Time. A link to the event will appear on the White House Live Events page at that time.
Whenever the words White House and Computer Science appear in the same sentence it gets our attention and that alone would make this event worth checking out, but this time it’s even more special. Nikki Parker, a CS Teacher Mentor (CSTM) from our Region 18 Collaborative, was invited by the White House to participate and we couldn’t be happier for her! Nikki, who teaches at Iraan High School in west Texas, is very active in WeTeach_CS, racking up over 60 CS contact hours in the past year and presenting at the inaugural WeTeach_CS Summit. She’s also active in the Texas Regional Collaboratives (TRC) as a Math Teacher Mentor (MTM) and was nominated for a TRC 2016 Mentoring Excellence Award.
- What – White House Summit on Computer Science for All
- When – Wednesday, September 14, at 2:00pm Central Time
- Where – Watch online via the White House Live Events page
From the White House press advisory distributed about the event.
WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, September 14, as part of Back to School Week, the White House will host a summit on Computer Science for All. The event will mark progress on expanding computer science (CS) education since the President’s call to action in his State of the Union eight months ago, and celebrate new commitments in support of the effort.
The case for giving all students access to CS is straightforward. Nine in ten parents want CS taught at their child’s school and yet, by some estimates, only a quarter of K-12 schools offer a CS course with programming included. However, the need for such skills across industries continues to rapidly grow, with 51 percent of all science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs projected to be in CS-related field by 2018.
WeTeach_CS and Texas Regional Collaboratives are programs of the Center for STEM Education at the The University of Texas at Austin.