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Computer Science Day

August 09, 2018 · to be held on Monday Aug. 13th

Have you heard about Computer Science Day??

The Maine Department of Education, the Maine State Library, Project Login, and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance will be hosting Computer Science Day. Attendees can join presentations, hear from panelists from multiple industries, and visit booths with hands-on learning opportunities. The goal of the day is to offer participants the opportunity to explore how computer science skills can be learned in formal and informal learning settings, and how those skills can be applied in current and future jobs in Maine.

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.

Schedule Highlights:  

Schedule of the day: http://bit.ly/CSDay2018schedule

More information about presenters, panelists, and organizations can be found here: http://bit.ly/CSDay2018moreinfo

Registration: http://bit.ly/csdaymaineregistration2018

 

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 (jason@educatemaine.org)

Ruth Kermish-Allen, Executive Director, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (rkermishallen@mmsa.org)

 

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