A TALK Briefing | Dec. 9, 2020
A TALK COVID-19 Update
Tomorrow Join Us & Celebrate Kentucky's Progress for CS Week

Our 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 efforts.
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.

REGISTER NOW! NO FEE! All tech and business professionals, educators, parents are welcome!
Want to Learn More About Today's COVID-19 Health Issues before Holidaying?

The Trager Institute Has Videos of Interest

The most recent video presentation from the Trager Institute was with J. Hudson Garrett, Ph.D. from the Division of Infectious Diseases at U of L and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Hudson led a conversation exploring the upcoming holiday season in relation to COVID-19, including measures we can take to reduce the spread of infection and the impact that could be felt by nursing homes, hospitals, and the health care system as a whole.
TALK Begins Techfest 2021 Planning In January

We will begin TALK's Techfest Planning for our August 2021 live event on January 7th. Send email to: dawny@talklou.com to be included in our Zoom call where we will discuss tech trends and begin our coordination for this tech extravangza with live speakers, a tradeshow, and more!!
Headlines of Interest

For COVID-19 KY Info:

KY COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725
For Questions.

Click the Session Names Below to Register Your Middle Schooler for Free, Virtual Interest Sessions!

Dec. 17, 4 PM ET

Jan. 7-8, 4 PM ET