A Free TALK Virtual Presentation on Dec. 10: Kentucky’s Computer Science Steps: What Can We Do & Where Are We At?
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) cyber education curricula statewide availability 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 computers science.
This exploration will take a look at where we have been, where we are, and what the future could hold for Computer Science education in the Commonwealth, and present an opportunity for TALK attendees from KY and registrants from other states to discuss their perspectives. This is a no fee event open to all working tech and business professionals as well as educators.