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Breaking news about CS Endorsement!

A teacher with CS endorsement no  longer needs a Math/Science certification for their AP/Dual listed CS course to count for Math/Science credit! From the 2016-2017 Credential Assignment manual, refer to the “7400 Computer Science 6/12” Endorsement number. The CTE endorsement “6155 … (Read More) Breaking news about CS Endorsement!

Computing by Design – September 23, 2016

Computing by Design provides professional school counselors, administrators, and teachers  nationwide with information and resources to guide more — and more kinds of — students to explore computing education and careers. Computing by Design Workshop Details September 23, 2016 8:30 … (Read More) Computing by Design – September 23, 2016

CS Teacher Gathering – May 13, 2016

The Computer Science department at Boise State University welcomed 58 current and aspiring Idaho Computer Science Teachers and CS educational supporters to a workshop and dinner to share best practices, highlight recent progress, and to build CS educational relationships. NOTE: Attendees are … (Read More) CS Teacher Gathering – May 13, 2016

CID, Computer Science Partnering on Summer Coding Classes

Want to learn how to code, build your own mobile app or just hone your technology skills? The College of Innovation and Design and the Department of Computer Science are offering a “summer of technology,” bringing together students, industry professionals … (Read More) CID, Computer Science Partnering on Summer Coding Classes

White House Recognizes Boise State Computer Science Efforts

Boise State University has been recognized by the White House for its effort to improve K-12 computer science teaching. The university’s IDoCode program, in collaboration with the College of Innovation and Design, is developing a CS badge for teachers.  View … (Read More) White House Recognizes Boise State Computer Science Efforts

Computer Science Bill in the 2016 Idaho Legislature!

The House Education Committee has introduce the bill H0379: Computer Science initiative for public schools that will support computer science in high schools. The Governor has proposed significant funding to support the bill with funding for teachers, equipment etc. Please check out … (Read More) Computer Science Bill in the 2016 Idaho Legislature!

Stepped-up STEM

Backers of more math and science training are counting on a new state government office and an improved K-12 curriculum to help fill the pipeline for employers. Graduates from Idaho universities are earning more degrees in science, technology, engineering and … (Read More) Stepped-up STEM

Washington State Computer Science Education Legislation

Here is a link to Washington State plans for Computer Science Education. (Read More) Washington State Computer Science Education Legislation

Google Grants Help Boost Computer Science Education

Boise State is teaming up with Internet megastar Google to attract and retain students interested in computer science. While the field is one of the fastest growing on campuses across the country, retention has not kept pace with enrollment. Faculty … (Read More) Google Grants Help Boost Computer Science Education

Mobile Computer Science Principles for Secondary Teachers

The June 17-19 Mobile Computer Science Principles (CSP) workshop will use mobile apps to introduce the seven “big ideas” in the AP CSP curriculum to high school teachers. The workshop is based on interactive activities and projects.  Attendees of the workshop will gain hands-on … (Read More) Mobile Computer Science Principles for Secondary Teachers