Computer Science Spreads Across Western Pennsylvania
61 Pittsburgh-area teachers traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to code, debug, and gear up to teach computer science this coming fall
What’s it take to teach technological fluency to digital natives?
In Pittsburgh and across the world, Mark Stehlik is sharing a lifetime of computer science teaching experience with a new generation
New Law Supports Computer Science Education in Pennsylvania
Computer Scientists are in high demand, but are students prepared for the workforce? In Pennsylvania, computer science coursework can now count toward either math or science graduation requirements.
Teaching Kids to Think Like Computer Scientists, Without Using Computers
Technology is changing faster than many of us can blink. But the need for a grounding in computational thinking is here to stay.
Teens and Social Media? “It’s Complicated”
When it comes to teens and technology, social media researcher danah boyd thinks parents and educators should nix the anxiety and embrace the possibility.
Robust Digital Environments for Every Student
Move over, Sochi. The biggest event this week is Digital Learning Day—24 hours devoted to incorporating new, meaningful technology into classrooms and libraries.
For #HourOfCode, Young Programmers In Pittsburgh Teach Their Peers
Last week’s Hour of Code was designed to give millions of US students who have never taken computer science their first taste of programming. The Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy took it one step further by putting high school students in the teaching role.
Growing the Innovation Economy, One Young Technologist at a Time
In Pittsburgh’s East End, building a new generation of technology entrepreneurs.
Why They Love to Learn
What does it take for today’s students to succeed? What is it exactly that makes some learners so self-directed, while others lack motivation? Pittsburgh students let us in on what keeps them engaged, and why it’s not all about grades.
Building the Workforce of the Future by Teaching Kids to Code
Is programming the new literacy? Should we be doing more to promote computer science education, both in and out of school?
Proposal Submission Deadline for DML2013 Quickly Approaching!
Ready your submissions- the DML2013 proposal deadline is coming up on November 6, 2012!
Fostering Tech Talent in Schools
Resuscitating computer science in the high school classroom, engineers from major tech firms are volunteering their time to teach tomorrow's technologists.
Sandbox Summit Lunch & Learn Recap
Seema Patel and Patrick Mittereder joined K+C Network members today for a luncheon of learning at The Children's Home & Lemieux Family Center to discuss information from the Sandbox Summit
STEAM Lunch & Learn Recap
Spark, K+C Network members joined for lunch and learning at the AIU to discuss STEAM learning and it's implications for Pittsburgh area schools.
Create Your World – Scratch @MIT 2012 [Technology and Educational Innovation]
Norton Gusky reflects on his experiences at Scratch@MIT 2012, a four day Scratch conference in Cambridge, MA.