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Taking IT to the Next Level: Why Computer Science is Critical

Youth access and interest in computing is exploding, but despite best intentions, we are now creating generations of tool users rather than tool builders. Dr. Chris Stephenson, Executive Director of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), looks at the kinds of skills students need to truly thrive in the 21st century. Statistical evidence shows a shortage of CS workers and a continued under engagement of women and minority students. This presentation includes the systemic issues that face CS education, and new resources to address these issues.

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Chris Stephenson Anna Simmons
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July 06, 2012 STEM, Technology
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