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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

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

New federal initiative: “CS for All”

Members of the CS10K Community, I am pleased (really, really pleased that is) to let you know that today President Obama announced a new initiative, called CS for All, that aims to give all U.S. students the chance to learn computer science (CS) … (Read More) New federal initiative: “CS for All”

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!

New Federal Law Means Computer Science Is Officially Part of STEM

“Computer Science” is now a federally recognized part of “STEM” “Computer Science” is now a federally recognized part of “STEM” — which means we have more eligibility for federal grant programs. Very short, simple law: STEM Education Act of 2015 … (Read More) New Federal Law Means Computer Science Is Officially Part of STEM

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award

Calling all hackers, coders, and technical high school women and educators!  Applications for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing are now open to any U.S. high school woman with computing aspirations as … (Read More) National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award

Computer Science at West Ada

A Computer Science Magnet Program is currently being design and scheduled to be fully implemented over the next four school years. The first wave of classes are being offered at Meridian and Centennial High Schools. View more information about the … (Read More) Computer Science at West Ada

Google CS Education Update

The Google CS education team have been doing a lot of work on the Exploring Computational Thinking website. With a focus on Computer Science Principles and the Seven Big Ideas, the site has recently added topics which includes: 5 new videos demonstrating … (Read More) Google CS Education Update

Business Community Pushes for Curriculum Changes

Idaho’s business community is instigating an effort to change curriculum in order to produce graduates with improved critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It’s an industry-led effort to develop a more skilled work force. This exert was taken from the Idaho … (Read More) Business Community Pushes for Curriculum Changes

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