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CSTA Hawai'i Summit
CSTA Hawaii will be having its annual summit @ James Campbell High School January 18th 2020 8:00am till 3:00pm.  
 
CSTA Summit offers aspiring educators,computer science educators, school leaders, stakeholder, and members the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skill set to provide support and computer science experiences for students.
 
Breakout session included CS topics on:
 
Coffee hour with Teacher Ed Programs, AI, Dash Bots, Free Apps to Enhance CS Experiences, NSA Student Opportunities, How to recruit girls into CS, and much more!
 
First 15 to register will receive a free Micro bit
 
Hope to see you all on January 18th!

CSTA Announces New Standards for CS Teachers

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) announced its new Standards for CS Teachers at a celebration of Computer Science Education Week. 
 
The Standards for Computer Science (CS) Teachers are designed to provide clear guidance around effective, equitable, and rigorous CS instruction for all K-12 students. They establish robust benchmarks for the teachers who prepare students to meet CS learning objectives, and are a complement to the universal outcomes for students found in the K-12 Computer Science Framework (2016) and CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards (2017).
 
 
Hawai'i Annual Code Challenge
HACC 2019 is almost here!

Gov. David Ige’s vision for the HACC when it began in 2015 included providing an opportunity for civic engagement with the local technology community in modernizing state functions and services for a more effective, efficient and open government.  As the HACC continues to evolve, it is building upon the success of last year’s theme of working towards state-wide sustainability using Hawaii Green Growth’s (HGG) Aloha + Dashboard.  This year, while HACC 2019 continues to foster HGG’s sustainability goals, it is expanding its focus to include community resiliency, designed to promote interaction and mutual benefit between State agencies and communities using a public-private partnership model.

The HACC will generate proof-of-concepts by student, amateur and professional coders to benefit community and State agencies to support sustainability at the idea-phase level, feeding into Hawai’i’s vibrant innovation ecosystem to promote solutions for community resilience, professional development, local job creation and building local businesses.  Through the HACC, Hawai’i is illustrating a collaboration approach to encourage public-private cooperation to achieve community resilience, emphasizing impact through creative and innovative solutions to challenges facing the state, its community and citizens.

Announcing  State of Computer Science Education Report
CSTA along with Code.org and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance, a National Science Foundation Broadening Participation in Computing funded Alliance, CSTA is excited to release the 2019 State of Computer Science Education report.
 
The report describes the policy trends and momentum over the past 12 months and contains:
 
  • an analysis of national and state trends in AP CS by gender and race, including the relationship with policy adoption;
  • a map of the states that have enacted particular policies;
  • state-by-state summaries of each state’s progress; and
  • updated data about high schools that teach computer science.
The progress we see in this year's report is thanks to incredible teachers — like you — who step up every day to bring computer science to the classroom. Here are some of the key findings in this year's report: 
 
  • States that have adopted more of the nine policies have a greater percentage of high schools teaching computer science, and also have an increase in the representation of female students taking AP computer science exams.

  • Since the 2018 State of Computer Science Education report was published, 33 states passed 57 new laws and regulations promoting computer science.

  • Across 39 states, only 45% of high schools teach computer science. Students receiving free and reduced lunch and students from rural areas are less likely to attend a school that provides opportunities to learn this critical subject.

  • Since the K-12 Computer Science Access Report was launched in 2017, the initiative has collected data on 55% of all public K–12 schools and 83% of all public high schools.