The Crucial Role of Professional Learning in Equipping Teachers with Computer Science Skills and Industry Relevance
Computer science education has become more critical than ever in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world. It’s no longer just about coding; it’s about equipping students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a digital age. To make this happen, educators require opportunities for educators to explore computer science and computational thinking competencies in industry contexts.
Tennessee’s workforce is evolving quickly. The demand for computer science professionals continues to grow across industries, not just in the tech field. However, there’s a noticeable gap between the skills students acquire in traditional classrooms and those required in industry settings. Additionally, professional learning that enables teachers, in order to bridge this gap by gaining insights into industry-specific applications and expectations, is hard to find.
This is the primary goal of the Computer Science Momentum Expedition (CSME), an innovation tradeshow that brings educators and industry leaders together to explore the competencies needed in today’s workforce. CSME is an event for those educators who are looking to supplement their instructional toolkit by:
- Diving into Cutting-Edge Topics: Explore the latest trends in AI, cybersecurity, data science, and more, led by industry experts and visionary educators.
- Transforming Teaching: Discover innovative pedagogical approaches and resources to elevate computer science/computational thinking integration.
- Network & Collaborate: Connect with like-minded educators, build valuable professional relationships, and exchange ideas to create a supportive community.
- Ignite Student Passion: Learn how to inspire the next generation of tech-literate leaders by bringing real-world industry insights into your classroom.
Save the Date: December 6, 2023
Location: GEODIS Park, Wilson Avenue, Nashville, 37204
Cost: $20 – Parking is free
Limited Seats Available: Reserve your spot now and embark on a journey of educational transformation!
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, and inspiration needed to shape the future of computer science-informed education. Join us at the Computer Science Momentum Expedition and prepare to make a difference in your classroom and beyond!
submitted by: Misty Brown