Principal's Meeting on Computing - Jan 21, 2011
This meeting has been cancelled due to the lack of registration. We will hold webinars instead on Feb 2 or 16th from 5pm - 6pm. To participate in the webinar go to https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.B66DCFFCF381C2569130E6A5FCD7AF&sid=2009238
The Institue for Computing Education (ICE) at Georgia Tech's College of Computing is hosting a meeting on Friday
Jan, 21, 2011 from 9:30am - 1:00pm in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building. This meeting is for principals, assistant principals of instruction, counselors, and CTAE directors (this meeting is not for computing teachers!). We will provide lunch and reimburse parking for all attendees. We will also provide lodging for Thursday night for individuals coming from more than 60 miles away.
The letter than we sent is here. Along with the letter we sent a flyer, posters, and other brochures.
A recent report, "Running on Empty: The Failure to Teach Computer Science in the Digital Age" details how the U.S. has fallen behind in preparing students with the fundamental computer science knowledge and skills that they will need to succeed in the 21st century (for more information see http://csta.acm.org/runningonempty/).
At this meeting you will receive information about:
- The state of computer science education at the K-12 level in Georgia and the nation
- Current research in computer science at Georgia Tech
- ICE programs which include teacher workshops, student summer camps, a lending library, webinars, competitions, Cool Computing Day field trips, and more
- How to train teachers to teach the Advanced Placement Computer Science A course
- How to apply for Operation Reboot which retrains unemployed IT workers to be high school computing teachers. This program pays for an IT worker to co-teach in 2 computing classes/sections for one year while he/she earns an initial teaching certificate. The program also pays for books for the co-taught courses.