CE21 hosted a Computer Science Education Mini-Summit on August 8, 2012, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), campus in Catonsville, Maryland. Over 50 teachers, administrators, and others who have an interest in expanding computer science in high school or middle school attended. We sought to bring together educators and administrators from a broad range of backgrounds, experiences, and interests to share information about computer science education and to provide advice about how the CE21 project can help teachers introduce computer science to more Maryland high school students and increase diversity.
At this summit, the attendees:
- Learned more about computer science high school education across the state of Maryland.
- Networked with others with an interest in computer science education.
- Exchanged strategies with other education professionals.
- Planned with others to help expand student interest and to increase the number and diversity of students studying computer science in Maryland.
Read the article “Filling the Black Hole” [pdf] from UMBC’s CSEE Newsletter for Fall 2012 [source pdf].
For more information, please contact us at CE21Maryland@umbc.edu.
Following was the schedule of events for the 2012 CE21 Mini-Summit:
|9:00-9:30||Check-in||ITE 2nd Floor|
|9:30-10:00||Welcome & Introductions (slides)||ITE 241|
|10:00-10:15||Mid-Morning Break||ITE 239|
|10:15-11:00||CS4HS Recap||ITE 231|
|11:00-12:00||Speaker: Jan Cuny, NSF Program Director||ITE 231|
|12:00-1:00||CE21 Mini-Summit Lunch||ITE 237 & 239|
|1:15-2:15||Session 1: Snapshot of HS CS in MD (slides)||ITE 231|
|2:30-3:30||Session 2: Sharing Best CS Education Practices||ITE 237 & 241|
|3:30-3:45||Afternoon Refresher Break||Engineering Atrium|
|3:45-4:45||Session 3: Planning the Spring 2013 CE21 Summit||ITE 237 & 241|