LATEST NEWS & INFO Category: Computer science

Join Ohio’s Code.org Computer Science 2022-2023 Professional Learning Program

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Computational thinking is one of the essential skills needed for success in today’s world. Unfortunately, many Ohio students don’t have an opportunity to engage in learning experiences that develop their knowledge of computing processes, computational thinking, and computer science. You can change that for students in your school! Join the 2022-2023 cohort of Ohio teachers as they engage in Code.org Computer Science Professional Learning Program. This year-long professional learning experience is designed for middle and high school educators interested in teaching Computer Science […]

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Top posts of 2021

As we end the year, we’re taking a look back at our top posts from 2021. These are the announcements from us you found most valuable. For each one, we’ve included a brief note covering what you can expect to hear about these initiatives in 2022. Have other questions about next year? Post a comment and we’ll do our best to answer. Top posts OSLN STEM Classroom Grant Program This year we launched our first flagship grant opportunity just for […]

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Where Ohio stands on computer science education

by Kelly Gaier Evans, Director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network Computer Science Education Week is just around the corner. At a recent state committee meeting on computer science, data provided by JobsOhio showed the skill gap between computer science (CS) occupations and the supply of CS graduates in our state widens by over eleven thousand openings (11,000) every year. Ohio is producing more CS graduates. However, the state’s growth of CS graduates was only 9.5% from 2014-2019. That growth […]

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Join the K-12 Cyber Challenge from Ohio Homeland Security

Recent malware attacks against American businesses have prompted greater awareness of cyber threats nationwide. Government and private entities are gearing up to ward off such attacks, but what about K-12 schools and the young people they serve? Do educators and children need to become “cyber safe” in school and at home? And, if so, how do they get started? One way is through the K-12 Cyber Challenge, which aims to help school staff members and their students become knowledgeable about […]

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Open letter: Why Amanda Gillespie says “I love teaching Computer Science”

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Priority applications close April 30th for the Ohio’s next cohort of educators trained to teach Computer Science Discoveries and Computer Science Principles from Code.org. This program, delivered through the Ohio STEM Learning Network, is an intensive, year-long learning experience for middle and high school educators. Amanda Gillespie wrote to us about how she worked to “carve out a place for computer science.” Learn what drove her and how she got started. Details on scholarships and the application are here.   […]

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Open letter: How Computer Science learners amaze this rural educator

Priority applications close April 30th for the Ohio’s next cohort of educators trained to teach Computer Science Discoveries and Computer Science Principles from Code.org. This program, delivered through the Ohio STEM Learning Network, is an intensive, year-long learning experience for middle and high school educators. Below, read Ottawa teacher Cody Vennekotter’s letter on how the program and course impacted students in Ottawa, Ohio and his teaching experience. Learn about scholarships and apply here.   Greetings to all. My name is […]

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Open letter: Middle school teacher, Laura Roberts, on what computer science meant to her students

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Priority applications close soon for the Ohio’s next cohort of educators trained to teach Computer Science Discoveries and Computer Science Principles from Code.org. This program, delivered through the Ohio STEM Learning Network, is an intensive, year-long learning experience for middle and high school educators. Read on to learn how the program and course impacted students in Johnstown, Ohio and their teacher. Greetings! My name is Laura Roberts and I am a technology teacher at Northridge Middle School in Johnstown, Ohio. […]

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Akron student creates social media filter to promote engaged learning

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Keeping students engaged in remote learning is one of the biggest challenges that educators and parents face during the pandemic. To tackle this problem, the Cleveland Browns Foundation, the Ohio Department of Education and Harvard University’s Proving Ground have created the Stay in the Game! Network. The network aims to promote students’ success by emphasizing the need for their daily school attendance, either in-person or virtual, and their fully engaged participation. In the 2020-2021 school year, the Stay in the […]

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2021-2022 Code.org professional development opens, apply now!

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Computing is a fundamental part of today’s world, but most Ohio students don’t have an opportunity to learn this critical skill. You can make a difference by learning how to teach Computer Science to your students! Applications are open now for a new cohort of Ohio teachers to join Code.org’s Computer Science Professional Learning Program. Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long learning experience for middle and high school educators interested in teaching Code.org’s Computer Science Discoveries (middle school) or Computer Science Principles (high school) courses. Participants will […]

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Celebrate #CSedweek with 28,000 Ohio students

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Computer Science opens more doors. Learning the basics will help students in every career—from agriculture to healthcare. Seventy-one percent (71%) of all U.S. jobs require digital skills. (Brookings Institution) High-skilled computing occupations are the fastest-growing, best-paying, and largest sector of all new wages in the U.S. This holds true in our state. According to the Computing Technology Industry Association, Ohio is ranked 10th in the country in both net tech employment and net tech employment job gains. (CompTIA report) Yet […]

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