A TALK Briefing | Dec. 3, 2020
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Free & Virtual TALK Event: Dec 10th at 4 PM ET
Kentucky’s Computer Science Steps: What Can We Do & Where Are We At?
Date: Dec. 10, 2020
Time: 4 PM ET, Virtual
Cost: FREE
Registration: On Eventbrite (Virtual in Zoom)
Attendees: Tech and Business Professionals + Educators
Speaker: Dr. Sean Jackson, CS & IT Academy Program Manager, K-12 Computer Science Lead, Office of Education Technology, Kentucky Department of Education

This exploration will take a look at where Kentucky has been, where we are, and the future for K-12 Computer Science Education.

Since 2016, Kentucky has experienced year-over-year grassroots-level growth in K-12 Computer Science education. TALK and the state work with Code.org for state computer science policy and steps forward. Louisville’s district enthusiasm in the discipline resulted in the crafting of K-12 CS Standards for Kentucky in 2018, in addition to TALK’s advocacy for Cyber.org (aka NICERC) education curricula statewide for high schoolers.

Much has already been done to secure a foothold in this discipline for our public schools, but there is still work to do. This session will hit the highlights of a new KY statewide report out soon, as well as the Code.org national look at computer science.

To Read the National Code.org report for 2020, entitled 2020 State of Computer Science Education Disparities, visit the TALK website.

Our Dec. 10th Speaker at 4 PM ET Virtually:

Dr. Sean Jackson is currently the K-12 Computer Science Program Manager with the Kentucky Department of Education. He spent 15 years as a high school teacher, 1:1 Coordinator, and District Administrator. Dr. Jackson was named a 2018 Cochran Intern by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, and is co-editor on a forthcoming collection of essays on educational leadership and mentoring from Brill Publishing. He and his wife Becky, also an educator, have been married for 13 years, have three daughters, and live on a farm in Tollesboro, Ky. While his life and career have taken many twists and turns throughout the years, he always tries to stay open to the possibility of learning something new. REGISTER NOW! NO FEE! All tech and business professionals, educators, parents are welcome!

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