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2017 CS Summit on Scalability and Diversity

DATE: Friday, May 12th, 2017
Location: Rutgers, Busch Campus, room TBA
Time:  8:00am - 4:30pm

Please register here (free) so that we can better organize the day.

Proposed Summit Agenda (Subject to change)
8:00am - 8:30am:     Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am:     Welcome and Brief Introductions

8:45am - 10:15am (90 minutes):    

  • State of our State 
    • An update and current status of K-12 CS in NJ and the current state-wide K-12 initiatives 
  • First Course for Majors
  • Panel (4 members): CS @ 4 yr and, 2 yr institutions, and AP programs in our local area
    • A panel of representatives from local 1 College, 1 University,  1 Community College, and 1 HS  will compare and contrast their curricula. 


10:15am - 10:30am break

10:30am - 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions: See below for descriptions.

  • 10:30 - 11:15
  • 11:20- 12:05


12:05 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch with groups brainstorming on suggested topics.

1:00pm - 1:45pm: Flash Talks and Q&A on AP CS Principles Curriculum (9-12, post-secondary level) There are many College Board Endorsed curricula for AP CS Principles. Participants in this session will present a 5-minute overview of a curriculum they use (or have created themselves). This "flash talk" will be followed by Q&A from summit attendees. 

1:45pm - 2:30pm: 

  • Gender and Ethnic Diversity
  • Code.org State of other States
  • Panel: Industry Partners - Who are we hiring, and why?


2:30pm - 2:45pm Break

2:45pm - 3:30pm Breakout Sessions: See below for descriptions.


3:30pm - 4:30pm: 

  • Next Steps
  • Bringing it all together
  • Next year


Breakout topics for the three sessions.

  • CS1/AP CS A: What gets credit? Does AP CSA prepare students for CS2?
  • AP CS Principles: Follow-up on Flash Talks. What gets credit at colleges? How to go about getting your university to give credit.
  • Information for and discussions among school administrators: How to start a CS program at your school
  • CS Teaching Endorsements: what do colleges have to know and do?
  • Grant writing/funding for educational research: Where to start, opportunities available, involvement of K-12 CS
  • Curriculum resources, available technology, and tools for CS:
    • K-8
    • 9-12
    • post secondary
  • Makerspaces/Hackerspaces