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June 2018 - WTCS Summit
Education in the
Innovation Age:
Meeting the K-12
CS Challenge
Carol L. Fletcher, Ph.D.
Deputy D...
1
Why WeTeach_CS?
2
Where Are the CS
Teachers?
Only 23individuals
completed a pre-service
teacher education
program to become
certified in G...
3
No CS Teachers = No CS Students
Only 3% of Texas
high school
students in 2017
completed a CS
course.
4
WeTeach_CS Model: 5 Key Components
• Equity – broadening participation in computing
• Pedagogy – improving instructional...
5
6
WeTeach_CS Collaboratives
https://www.weteachcs.org/collaboratives/
WeTeach_CS Collaboratives
are comprised of 31 projec...
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19
110
50
100
150
200
250
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Number of Texas Teachers Certified
in HS Computer Scie...
8
19 22
11 90
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150
200
250
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Number of Texas Teachers Certified
in HS Computer...
9
19 22
40
11 9
31
0
50
100
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250
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Number of Texas Teachers Certified
in HS C...
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19 22
40
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11 9
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19 22
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31 23
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2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
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414
Texas educators
have become CS certified
since Fall 2015
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Goal #2
Increase the
percentage of high
schools offering CS
courses.
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14
21%
22%
27%
29%
33%
38%
20%
25%
30%
35%
40%
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Percent of Texas High Schoo...
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Goal #3
Increase the number
of high school
students completing
CS courses.
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WeTeach_CS Goal #3: Increase the number students enrolled in HS CS courses
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Goal #4
Broaden
participation
in CS courses.
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WeTeach_CS Goal #4: Diversity student enrollment in HS CS courses
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WeTeach_CS for HS
 E-book Curriculum
 Developed by John Owen
 Virtual Monthly Support
 Annual Subscription per Teac...
20
Texas is considered a national leader in K-12 CS Education.
• TX was the first state to REQUIRE all HS to offer CS cour...
21
Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Credit
•As of April 2018, TX allows CS I, II, III, AP CSP, AP CS
A, & IB CS to coun...
22
HB 3593 - Cybersecurity
SBOE must create a Cybersecurity course Pathway
• UT’s Center for STEM Education is convening T...
23
Carol L. Fletcher, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
Center for STEM Education
The University of Texas at Austin
carol.fletcher@ute...
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  1. 1. 0 June 2018 - WTCS Summit Education in the Innovation Age: Meeting the K-12 CS Challenge Carol L. Fletcher, Ph.D. Deputy Director Center for STEM Education The University of Texas at Austin carol.fletcher@utexas.edu @drfletcher88 @weteachcs
  2. 2. 1 Why WeTeach_CS?
  3. 3. 2 Where Are the CS Teachers? Only 23individuals completed a pre-service teacher education program to become certified in Grades 8-12 Computer Science. 23
  4. 4. 3 No CS Teachers = No CS Students Only 3% of Texas high school students in 2017 completed a CS course.
  5. 5. 4 WeTeach_CS Model: 5 Key Components • Equity – broadening participation in computing • Pedagogy – improving instructional strategies • Content – growing computing content knowledge • Certification – increasing the # of CS certified educators • Community – building a community committed to CSforAll
  6. 6. 5
  7. 7. 6 WeTeach_CS Collaboratives https://www.weteachcs.org/collaboratives/ WeTeach_CS Collaboratives are comprised of 31 projects across the state of Texas, including institutions of higher education, educational service centers (ESCs), local education agencies, and nonprofit entities.
  8. 8. 7 19 110 50 100 150 200 250 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 Number of Texas Teachers Certified in HS Computer Science In-service certification pathway Pre-service certification pathway School Years NumberofTeachers
  9. 9. 8 19 22 11 90 50 100 150 200 250 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 Number of Texas Teachers Certified in HS Computer Science In-service certification pathway Pre-service certification pathway School Years NumberofTeachers
  10. 10. 9 19 22 40 11 9 31 0 50 100 150 200 250 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 Number of Texas Teachers Certified in HS Computer Science In-service certification pathway Pre-service certification pathway School Years NumberofTeachers
  11. 11. 10 19 22 40 70 11 9 31 23 0 50 100 150 200 250 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 Number of Texas Teachers Certified in HS Computer Science In-service certification pathway Pre-service certification pathway School Years NumberofTeachers
  12. 12. 11 19 22 40 70 210 11 9 31 23 130 50 100 150 200 250 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 Number of Texas Teachers Certified in HS Computer Science In-service certification pathway Pre-service certification pathway Launched School Years NumberofTeachers
  13. 13. 12 414 Texas educators have become CS certified since Fall 2015
  14. 14. 13 Goal #2 Increase the percentage of high schools offering CS courses. 13
  15. 15. 14 21% 22% 27% 29% 33% 38% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Percent of Texas High Schools that Offer a CS Course WeTeach_CS Goal #2: Increase the number of HS offering CS courses
  16. 16. 15 Goal #3 Increase the number of high school students completing CS courses. 15
  17. 17. 16 WeTeach_CS Goal #3: Increase the number students enrolled in HS CS courses
  18. 18. 17 Goal #4 Broaden participation in CS courses. 17
  19. 19. 18 WeTeach_CS Goal #4: Diversity student enrollment in HS CS courses
  20. 20. 19 WeTeach_CS for HS  E-book Curriculum  Developed by John Owen  Virtual Monthly Support  Annual Subscription per Teacher  Online PD Coming Soon  Special Introductory Rate through July 15 For further details: https://utakeit.stemcenter.utexas.edu/ weteach-cs-for-hs/
  21. 21. 20 Texas is considered a national leader in K-12 CS Education. • TX was the first state to REQUIRE all HS to offer CS courses. • TX requires high school CS teachers to be certified in CS • TX requires teachers to pass a CS content exam to be CS certified. • TX has state standards for computer science courses. • TX is a leader in the number of Black, Hispanic, and female AP CS enrollees. • TX counts AP Computer Science A as a math credit for graduation. • And…
  22. 22. 21 Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Credit •As of April 2018, TX allows CS I, II, III, AP CSP, AP CS A, & IB CS to count as a LOTE credit (19 TAC, Subchapter 74.12, b, 5, ii.). •AP Computer Science A or IB Computer Science Higher Level can satisfy BOTH one advanced mathematics requirement AND a LOTE requirement for graduation (19 TAC, Subchapter 74.11, k).
  23. 23. 22 HB 3593 - Cybersecurity SBOE must create a Cybersecurity course Pathway • UT’s Center for STEM Education is convening Texas CS Task Force to make recommendations to the TEA on the courses that should be included in the new Cybersecurity pathway. • Courses in the pathway should receive weighted funding – may be CTE. • Cybersecurity course pathway recommendations include at least 1 CS course. • Probably won’t be in effect until 2019-2020 school year.
  24. 24. 23 Carol L. Fletcher, Ph.D. Deputy Director Center for STEM Education The University of Texas at Austin carol.fletcher@utexas.edu @drfletcher88 @weteachcs Thank you! STEMcenter.utexas.edu weteachcs.org
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