Grants Office and special guests from HP, Microsoft TEALS, DigiGirlz, and Airband presented a live webinar on April 15, 2021. Register today to hear the recorded webinar, download the white paper on this topic, and gain access to additional resources. Register today!

Overview

Computer Science (CS) and Computational Thinking (CT) are increasingly essential skills within students' college and career readiness toolbelt. While a clear pathway to a STEM career may be top of mind for many, CS and CT competencies have non-STEM applications, too – from developing models to analyzing political behavior data to sound design and production within a music hall or theater. Yet despite this broad potential for future career pathway relevance, less than half of K12 districts in the United States offer any form of meaningful CS or CT course pathway. Students from rural, low-income, and/or ethnic and racial minorities are especially disadvantaged as their districts often lack the resources to start such programs. Fortunately, over the last 5 years, grant funding support for CS and CT programming has substantially increased. For those who know where to look, these funds can provide the much-needed support to launch a school or district-wide CS and CT initiative.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how your school district can:

* leverage public grant funding available
* learn more about Microsoft and HP programs available to your school district
* figure out which of the grant-fundable HP devices are best suited to your needs, and
* how you can get these devices connected to facilitate innovative computer science learning within your classrooms.

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