Prepare Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Careers
Computer science is changing everyone’s lives yet few contribute to the technologies and services we all use. Learn about the national Computer Science for All initiative and how school counselors at the vanguard are supporting new courses and viable career pathways so more students get involved in the growing fields of computing. Download accompanying handout.
After attending this webinar you should be able to:
- Define computer science and who’s right for it.
- Identify tips for talking about computer science education and careers with students and parents, teachers and other influencers.
- Identify factors that influence career decisions and reflect on ideas to support computing careers.
- Comfortably support viable pathways, whether students’ postsecondary plans are for two- or four-year college or military service.
Angela Cleveland consults for NCWIT’s Counselors for Computing division and has 15 years’ experience as a school counselor, She is a Google-Certified Educator, an executive board member and webmaster for the New Jersey School Counselor Association.
Jane Krauss is a curriculum and program development consultant for NCWIT. She guides the Counselors for Computing program, as well as the development of Programs-in-a-Box and other turnkey resources. Krauss has co-authored two books on project-based learning and consults with K-12 organizations in support of curriculum reform.
Stephen Sharp is a school counselor and Apple-Certified Educator. He frequently presents on technology, emerging career skills, mental health and race in education. Sharp was named the 2017 Pennsylvania middle school counselor of the year.
Dana Wile is a high school counselor and board member of the Lancaster County School Counselors Association. Wiles uses technology to streamline program planning; for example, planning the county Leadership Summit: Dialogues on Racism and building support plans for students.