By teaching students about this domain, schools work to fill an inadequate pipeline of computer science graduates and workers, enhance this profession with a focus on equity, and build digital skills that are expected of workers in nearly any profession.
To support educators in integrating this subject, this webinar will:
- Define computer science.
- Investigate why it’s important.
- Share essential characteristics for school programs.
- Offer getting-started strategies.
As we will share in the webinar, the vision for computer science in schools is one that’s comprehensive. It’s redefining how learning takes place; it's aspirational; and it's an integrated and long-term process.
Attendees can expect a geeky enthusiasm for the subject, insightful research and data, classroom-ready tips and ideas, and the occasional meme.
About the Presenters
Nicasia Anzalone Caires is an eLearning Instructional Design Expert & Senior Implementation Specialist at Learning.com.
Nicasia has been an educator and instructional designer for over 20 years and has a passion for using technology to create authentic learning experiences. She labels herself a “lifelong learner." She holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education as well as Instructional Technology, and a Certification in Instructional Design. Nicasia has taught technology in grades K-12, written virtual courses in various learning management systems, and developed and lead district level professional development and technology workshops. Nicasia’s prior school district experience - beyond teaching - is as an Instructional Designer, Online Instructor and Trainer with Seminole County Public Schools, Florida, and a District Distance Learning Coordinator, Instructional Design Coach, and Instructor with Wissahickon School District, Pennsylvania. She has used Learning.com curriculum over the last five years to empower teachers with curriculum that prepares students to be future ready in a competitive and digital world.
Katie Zink is the Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Learning.com