The Maine Department of Education, Maine State Library, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance and Project Login are partnering to host Computer Science Day this summer. The event will be open to the public, applications for presentations are now being accepted.
Date: Monday, August 13th from 9am – 4pm
Location: Maine State House (Hall of Flags), Maine State Library (Atrium), and Various Committee Rooms in the Maine State House
Attendees: Open to the public
Activities: Attendees can join presentations, hear from panelists from multiple industries, and visit booths with hands-on learning opportunities
Topics that will be explored include: What is Computer Science? What is it not? Where do we see it both in Maine and in our everyday lives? What is the skill set our students need to be successful in an evolving workforce that is coming to rely more and more on Computer Science? How can we foster more partnerships, collaboration, and access to resources between educators, non-profits and businesses? What resources exist to help educators integrate computer science into their teaching and learning practice?
Presenters: K-12 schools, Higher Education, Businesses with Employees Engaged in Computer Science Work, Non-Profits, Informal Learning Providers, Companies that have Computer Science Education Products, etc.
For more information or questions, contact any of the following event organizers:
Amanda Nguyen, Maine Department of Education, Digital Learning Specialist (Amanda.Nguyen@maine.gov)
Jamie Ritter, Maine State Library, Maine State Librarian, (James.Ritter@maine.gov)
Jason Judd, Educate Maine, Program Director, Project>Login (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ruth Kermish-Allen, Executive Director, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (email@example.com)