Session 117: Re-imagining Computer Science: A Code.org Workshop for Secondary School Administrators

 

Date: Monday, June 17, 2019

Location: South Fayette Intermediate School

Grades: Leadership K-12

Facilitators:Tyler Samstag, Director of Instructional Innovation, Program Director, Center for Creativity, Allegheny Intermediate Unit

 

DID YOU KNOW?….Pennsylvania currently has 17,255 open computing jobs (3.2 times the average demand rate). The average salary for a computing occupation in PA is $85,654, which is significantly higher than the average salary in the state ($47,540). The existing open jobs alone represent a $1,477,959,770 opportunity in terms of annual salaries. Pennsylvania had only 2,969 computer science graduates in 2015. Computer science drives job growth and innovation throughout our economy and society. Computing occupations are the number 1 source of all new wages in the U.S. and make up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in STEM fields, making Computer Science one of the most in-demand college degrees.

This workshop is designed for district- and building-level administrators. In this interactive workshop, administrators will be provided an opportunity to experience Code.org’s free K-12 standards-aligned computer science curriculum, as well as create an implementation plan for the integration of new CS opportunities. 

 

Takeaways:

  • Learn about the importance of computer science occupations and the ways in which computer science drives job growth

  • Experience Code.org's free K-12 standards aligned computer science curriculum 

  • Create an implementation plan for the integration of the new CS opportunities