Webinar on new report on Building an Operating System for Computer Science Education

September 6, 2013 at 1:49 am 3 comments

This is related to the report that CSTA blogged on recently.  There will be a webinar for those interested in asking questions about it.

Join us for a special one-hour webinar presentation about high school computer science education!

Expanding computer science education is of vital importance to our nation’s future.  If we are going to address the grand challenge of growing computer science education across the country, we need to develop a greater understanding of how to prepare, develop and support computer science teachers of all levels and advocate for expansion and improvement.

Over the last 18 months, The University of Chicago’s Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education (CEMSE) and Urban Education Institute (UEI) has carried out national study of the computer science education community—including professional development providers, teachers, administrators and other stakeholders—to inform the growth and spread of high school computer science education in the United States.

Join us for a special conversation to learn about the results of that study, ask questions, and share your thoughts about the future of computer science education on Wednesday, September 25th at 3:00 pm (Central Time).

via Building an Operating System for Computer Science… Registration – Eventbrite.

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  • 1. alanone1  |  September 6, 2013 at 8:01 am

    For a second I thought they really meant an “Operating System” instead of a metaphor. Too bad. A pedagogical OS and languages would really help clear up one part of the mess that is being taught these days.

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    • 2. Peter Donaldson  |  September 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      Alan I thought you’d already built a pedagogical os and language called squeak. We just need a meta language for education that’s as concise as the viewpoints Ometa graphics subsystem and we’ll be finished early with time for some tea and scones :-).

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      • 3. alanone1  |  September 6, 2013 at 7:08 pm

        Hi Peter

        Heh heh.

        For a meta language statement for education, how about “pick four different interesting subjects, go deep, and you will get to the ‘good stuff’!”

        Cheers,

        Alan

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