Happy Summer from the CSforAll-MN Team! The May 2019 Convening inspired and motivated us to continue moving forward with efforts to better understand the state’s K-16 computer science education landscape. We were thrilled to receive a mini-grant from the national ECEP (Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance) team to support our summer efforts on this landscape … Continue reading Summer 2019 Update
What “CS for All” looks like in the Bold North. By Renee Fall May 17, 2019: We started on time. The people were nice. The coffee was strong. And we ate bars! This is what it looks like when Minnesotans get together to work on a shared task, which on this day was bringing quality … Continue reading What “CS for All” looks like in the Bold North (guest post)
Our second Advisory Committee meeting took place on March 6th, 2019. We covered a LOT in this meeting including: a policy update from Jim Davnie, an equity discussion grounded in the recent 60 Minutes’ episode “Closing the gender gap in the tech industry” and the important responses it provoked as well as an update on … Continue reading March Advisory Committee Meeting
We celebrated the end of February with our first social event which coincided with SIGCSE 2019! There were over 40 people who attended ranging from Minnesota CS educators to other state’s ECEP members. There were also appearances by national ECEP leaders! As we shared appetizers from Pizza Luce (yum), conversations regarding computer science, equity, and … Continue reading February Recap
Happy New Year from CSforAllMN! We started out this year with our first virtual Advisory Committee meeting on January 23rd, 2019. During this meeting we discussed the national landscape of computer science for all (CSforAll) and the landscape of CS in Minnesota; we met and learned more about one another; and we shared our plans … Continue reading January Advisory Committee Meeting
We have loved participating in #CSEdWeek on social media, and are so excited to see what is currently being done in #csed, as well as all of the exciting things in the works for computer science education! We wanted to share with you something we have been working on, a 2 page brief trying to … Continue reading #CSEdWeek
We are excited to announce the launch of our state’s new K12 computer science alliance – MN ECEP! Minnesota has joined 23 other states in seeking to increase the number and diversity of K16 students with access to computer science through the national Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance (ECEP). MN ECEP is focused on supporting our … Continue reading Hello Minnesota!