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 analyze 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. 

Join Grants Office and special guests from HP, Microsoft TEALS, DigiGirlz, and Airband as we discuss how your district can leverage the plethora of public grant funding available, 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.

As a bonus, following the event, all registrants will receive an exclusive white paper featuring grant-seeking tips and tricks for your next technology-enabled computer science project. If your district is interested in starting or expanding its computer science offerings, you won’t want to miss out on this fast-paced and informative event!

Speakers

Elizabeth Evans

Senior Grants Development Consultant
Grants Office, LLC

Peter Dzubay

Regional Manager, TEALS
Microsoft

Kristin Hempstead

Z Solution Specialist, Public Sector
HP

Maile Martinez

Airband

Microsoft

Karen Smith

DigiGirlz

Microsoft

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