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Building a K-12 Computer Science Pipeline in Your District: It Starts from the Roots
Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Camille Schroeder, Director of Efforts for K-12 Outreach for the College of Engineering, Iowa State University; and Elizabeth Bacon, Curriculum Development Lead, CoderZ
Sponsored by CoderZ
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How do we support the delivery of computer science (CS) at all levels? As evidenced by the rapid uptick in the adoption of CS standards across the nation, it is an essential part of the next century of learning. To get CS into every classroom, teachers need support. Camille Sloan Schroeder, Director of Efforts for K-12 Outreach for the College of Engineering, is here to share strategies, and how she’s making that change in her world.
By making CS easy to use and supporting teachers, she’s making sure it is something they WANT to be a part of, thereby opening new doors to all students. Camille, accompanied by Elizabeth Bacon, discusses how to address common implementation challenges, such as teacher buy-in, preparation, scheduling constraints, choosing a program that aligns with the school’s educational values, and taking the scary out of CS.
edWebinar viewers will leave the recorded session with the ability to:
- Implement a clear set of approaches for advocating for and supporting high-quality elementary computing programs in their local areas
- Ensure a “plug-and-play” level of deliverability for a K-12 computer science pipeline
- Identify ways that computing education supports standards frameworks in core disciplines such as math, science, and ELA
- Articulate strategies for supporting all teachers in implementing best practices for computing education in their classrooms
- Develop an individual plan for advocating for computer science in the local context
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, and school leaders.
About the Presenters
Camille Schroeder oversees Engineering Community Outreach for Iowa State University College of Engineering. She serves as Director of Iowa FIRST® LEGO® League as well as directing multiple community engagement initiatives on and off campus. Camille has built precollege educational STEM programs and served in roles related to recruitment of first year and transfer undergraduate students, as well as serving as PI on multiple grants while at the university. She has extensive experience in program leadership, creation and implementation working with K-12 administrators, educators and parents, as well as business and industry on STEM initiatives and strategy. Camille volunteers her time to community organizations and the broader STEM community to build capacity to reach all students and encourage them to consider STEM career pathways.
Elizabeth Bacon is the curriculum development lead for CoderZ and previously served as the curriculum development manager for Code.org. As a former classroom teacher and school administrator, she designed computer science courses for students from 5 to 18 years old. Elizabeth is active in the computer science education community, volunteering directly with students in local schools and community centers, serving on advisory panels for computer science pathways in Seattle area school districts, and presenting workshops on various topics around teaching and learning computer science.
Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.
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