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IDoCode Leads to Huge Jump in High School Computer Scientists

There has been a nationwide call to empower all American students from kindergarten through high school to learn computer science and be equipped with the computational thinking skills needed to be creators in the digital economy. Our economy is rapidly … (Read More) IDoCode Leads to Huge Jump in High School Computer Scientists

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

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!

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