This opportunity is part of the Center for Creativity’s winter 2019 transformED professional development series.

Pennsylvania currently has 17,255 open computing jobs, which is 3.2 times the average demand rate. The average salary for a computing occupation in PA is $85,654, which is significantly higher than the average salary in the state ($47,540). In total, these existing open jobs represent a $1,477,959,770 opportunity in terms of annual salaries. However, in 2015 Pennsylvania had only 2,969 computer science graduates.

Computer science drives job growth and innovation throughout our economy and society. Computing occupations are the number one source of all new wages in the U.S. and make up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in STEM fields, making computer science one of the most in-demand college degrees.

This workshop is designed for district- and building-level administrators. In this interactive workshop, administrators will be provided with an opportunity to experience Code.org’s free K-12 standards-aligned computer science curriculum.

Lunch will be provided at 11:30 am for all registered participants. Please email any questions to Tyler Samstag at tyler.samstag@aiu3.net.

Background on Code.org:

Launched in 2013, Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as biology, chemistry or algebra.