November 18, 2011: Tips for supporting Computer Science Education Week Dec. 4-11
Friday, November 18, 2011
Dear ACM Member,
Did you know the current pipeline of students into post-secondary computing and information technology programs will fill only a small percentage of the 1.4 million new jobs projected by 2018? Computer Science Education Week 2011 December 4-10 is a call to action to raise awareness of computer science education and computing careers for students, educators, and the public.
Please join us to pledge your support for CSEdWeek with activities and events.
Here are some easy ways to support CSEdWeek:
- Spread the Word About Computing Careers: Visit a school, class or youth group to chat about your career in computing and opportunities in the field using the guide to youth outreach for technical professionals.
- Host a Company Tour or Job Shadow with a student for a day: Share information about your educational and career path, computing career rewards, and how technology is changing the world through your work.
- Advocate for Quality Computer Science Education: Visit your local school board, superintendent, or principal and urge rigorous, engaging computer science classes. Click on www.computinginthecore.org and www.ncwit.org/schools for handy talking points.
Take the CSEdWeek pledge, and click the "share" button to share your commitment with your networks. "Like" CSEdWeek on Facebook and join the conversation. Please blog, tweet, and post to spread the word using #CSEdWeek.
Post your plans for this week on CSEdWeek Facebook and we will feature them in the CSEdWeek e-newsletter.
Thanks in advance for your support.
P.S. CSEdWeek is a collaboration with Computing in the Core, a non-partisan advocacy coalition. CSEdWeek core partners are ACM, Microsoft, Google, Computer Science Teachers Association, National Center for Women & Information Technology, IEEE-Computer Society, Computing Research Association, College Board, Anita Borg Institute, SAS, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and National Science Teachers Association.