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Calling all US High School CS Teachers: Please give us your thoughts!

An important announcement from Baker Franke:

Right now a lot of important decisions are being made about the future of computing education in the United States. Sadly, though perhaps predictably, the people with the most vital information about the state of computing education – YOU THE TEACHERS – are potentially being left out of the process.

I’m working with the Center for Elementary Math and Science Education (CEMSE) here at the University of Chicago to ensure that REAL TEACHERS’ needs and voices will contribute to the information used to by these decision- and policy-makers.

There is a very brief (10 min or less), but very important survey I’d like you to fill out that will help convey what’s really going on in schools to those making decisions that will impact all of us in computing education. This information will be widely disseminated, it will be used, and it will matter. So please join me in collecting this information so that TEACHERS’ VOICES WILL BE HEARD.

All surveys must be completed by January 15, 2013.

As an incentive for your participation, we are giving away one $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky person every time 100 people complete the survey. So the earlier you complete the survey, and the more computing teacher friends you pass this along to, the more chances you have to win!

Survey Link:

Thanks much. Yours in solidarity,

Baker Franke
Computer Science Teacher
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Center for Elementary Math and Science Education

December 10, 2012 at 7:18 am 1 comment

Happy #CSEdWeek! Join the Twitter Conversation Tuesday!

I’m participating in this — come join the CSEdWeek “tweet-up” on Tuesday at 6 pm EST.

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 6PM ET CSEdWeek is hosting a 45-minute national conversation on the critical issue of K-12 Computer Science education via Twitter.A national panel of thought leaders in the field will be tweeting with the hashtag #CSEdWeek, driving conversation around important issues and answering questions. We’d like to invite you and your organization to participate in this Twitter discussion, using your official organizational and personal Twitter handles, highlighting your specific knowledge on the nuances within this space and responding to any questions that might arise within your area of expertise.Participants will include technical professionals, industry thought leaders, faculty, K12 educators, students and more! Computer science fuels the future—help us fuel the conversation.

via #CSEdWeek Twitter Conversation – Eventbrite.

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