Date: Dec. 10, 2020
Time: 4 PM ET, Virtual
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.