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Topic: "MSPnet Academy: The Current State of K-12 Computer Science Education in the US"

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MSPnet Academy Discussion
March 12th - March 27th, 2015

"MSPnet Academy: Making Sense of Measuring Implementation in Educational Research"

Presenters: Jeanne Century, and Sarah Wille, Outlier Research & Evaluation, CEMSE | University of Chicago


Overview: Momentum is growing around expanding computing opportunities for students. Organizations like the National Science Foundation and the non-profit Code.org are working to improve computer science educational opportunities for all students, but especially females and underrepresented minorities in the discipline. Still, despite that work and the work of many others, opportunities for students to learn computer science and what it is are relatively scarce.

This webinar will provide participants with an overview of what is currently happening in K-12 computer science education now and areas for future educational research and development. Researchers from Outlier Research & Evaluation at CEMSE at the University of Chicago will provide examples from their research and evaluation work including a current NSF-funded research project (the BASICS Study) that focuses on identifying key supports for and barriers to implementing introductory computer science in large school districts.

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K12 CS education webinar follow up

posted by: Sarah Wille on 3/12/2015 3:30 pm

Thanks to everyone who participated in the MSPnet K12 CS education webinar today!

If you have additional questions about K12 CS education, please share them with the community here.

If you'd like to help review some of our CS Education Leader Toolbox tools, send us an email!

Sarah