Pennsylvania Department of Education

Session Dates

Tuesday June 26th, 2018 8:30AM — 4:15PM

Pennsylvania Computer Science for All Summit

As one of the fastest growing sectors in Pennsylvania’s economy, there are 18,000+ unfilled computer science jobs with an average salary of $80,000 and a projected growth of up to 26% annually. To help meet this career demand and fill the gap, Pennsylvania, under the leadership of Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary Pedro Rivera, is working to create and offer opportunities for every learner in computer science. Over the past year, more than 1,300 educators were trained to utilize computer science resources from Code.org, Pennsylvania’s State Board of Education voluntarily endorsed the Computer Science Teachers Association K-12 Computer Science Standards, and Governor Wolf become a leading member of the Governor’s for Computer Science Initiative. The Pennsylvania Computer Science for All Summit is being coordinated to offer educators, school leaders, and stakeholders the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skillset so they can support and provide students with computer science experiences.

Objectives

Summit objectives:

  • Increase the number educators skilled to provide Computer Science Fundamentals to learners across the commonwealth.
  • Build educators knowledge of exemplar models to implement computer science K-12
  • Build knowledge and skills on how to use tools like the Raspbery Pi, Microbit and Arduino as a conduit for students to learn Computer Science.
  • Increase awareness of the need for computer science education for every learner
  • Build a cohort of school counselors who can be Computer Science Champions.
  • Increase the number of educational leaders prepared to provide high quality computer science experiences for every learners

Target Audience

District Administrators, Principals, School Counselors, School Librarians, K-12 General Ed, Special Education and English Language Learner teachers, anyone interested in K-12 Computer Science in Pennsylvania.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf, Governor

Location

  • PaTTAN - Harrisburg

Event Type

  • Conferences

Credit Type

  • Act 48 (14 hours)

Registration Contact

Sonya Barksdale, sbarksdale@pattan.net, 717-901-2268

Content Contact

Judd Pittman, jpittman@pattan.net, 717-901-2284

Topics Covered

Other or Non PaTTAN

Presenters

  • Multiple presenters

Additional Information

Make your organization’s commitment to Computer Science for Every Learner by sending an email with your commitment information to: "CSForAllCommitments@pattan.net(CSForAllCommitments@pattan.net)":mailto:CSForAllCommitments@pattan.net ACCOMMODATIONS View a list of hotels offering discounted or per diem rates located near PaTTAN Harrisburg "http://www.education.pa.gov/Pages/Summit-Hotels.aspx(Hotel listing)":http://www.education.pa.gov/Pages/Summit-Hotels.aspx Social media: #CSForALLPA2018