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OpenCS: Open-sourcing creative and ethical computing education #753
[ UUID ] 009128b6-7ed0-4ac7-982d-f09b8009eacd
[ Session Name ] OpenCS: Open-sourcing creative and ethical computing education
[ Submitter's Name ] Kara Chesal
[ Additional facilitators ] Aankit Patel,Luisa Pereira,Saber Khan
What will happen in your session?
In Fall 2015, New York City launched an ambitious plan to scale computing education to all public school students by 2025. Our proposed session brings together the wider computing education ecosystem including the NYC Department of Education, the Processing Foundation, and the Browning School, a private preparatory school. Together, we seek to engage practitioners and educators in building a new vision for CS education that puts students first. Through three breakout groups participants will 1) explore how code can be used for creative and personal expression; 2) brainstorm how we might teach student the ethical implications of computing; and 3) provide feedback and contribute to the open source CS4All Blueprint.
What is the goal or outcome of your session?
Over the past few years the CS4All NYC team has observed numerous challenges and opportunities through scaling computing education in the U.S.’ largest school system, serving over 1.1 million students. By sharing our lessons learned, gathering feedback on our open-source Blueprint, co-creating new resources, we hope to inspire others to grow creative and ethical computing education in their own communities. We will also facilitate an online community that shares updates, projects, and experiences in the program. This session will thus improve computing education by creating wider global engagement in the movement.
If your session requires additional materials or electronic equipment, please outline your needs.
Hi @ArtsAward! We're working on a way to support both of our collaborators but the two participants from the NYC Department of Education would not be able to travel without a stipend due to restrictions on our funding sources (i.e. we can't pay for international travel). Thanks!
Thanks for your reply @cs4allnyc. Our stipends cover the travel and accommodation for one person per session (unless they are under 16 and need a chaperone). We are currently in the process of curation and will need a little more time to come back to you with an outcome, however it would be helpful in the meantime if you can consider how you might cover the costs for your additional facilitators if you intend for them to attend. Thank you. @flukeout
I wanted to also check in about your proposed session length. Is there any way that you could trim down to 60 minutes? We have limited slots for 90 minutes and we want to see if this is a possibility. Please consider this as you send us your session outline. Thanks!
Hello @cs4allnyc - we've created the first version of the Web Literacy Space schedule for the weekend and wanted you to have a look...
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We'll be finalizing the schedule next week and updating the Guidebook app that attendees will use during the festival.