Regrettably, COVID-19 concerns and the move to online instruction only at event host site SHU require the CS4CT Summit 2020 to be rescheduled.
New date: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020.
Organizers are taking this action out of an abundance of caution in response to the rapidly changing global health situation.
As we work to manage this complex issue, we remain committed to this event so that every public school student in Connecticut has access to high-quality computer science instruction, and we look forward to seeing you later this year. With extended registration, we hope you consider registering additional team members from your school/district to support stronger implementation.
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EXTENDED REGISTRATION through September 15, 2020:
The CS4CT Summit is Connecticut's premier computer science education summit for K-12 educators.
Attend this event to improve computer science education in your classroom, school, or district.
NOTE: Champions and advocates of computer science education are encouraged to attend!
Who Should Attend:
K-12 teachers, curriculum leaders, district and school administrators (superintendents/assistant superintendents, principals, STEM coordinators, academic counselors), school counselors; districts are encouraged to send teams to better ensure impact.
You can expect morning remarks from Bootstrap founder Emmanuel Schanzer* and CSforAll Chief Evangelist Ruthe Farmer** (formerly senior tech policy advisor to the Executive Office of the President, Obama Administration).
Governor Ned Lamont, an advocate of K-12 computer science instruction in Connecticuts public schools, is scheduled to address attendees in the afternoon.
Afternoon breakout sessions (3) will include panels, sessions, and workshops. Five separate tracks will be offered: high school, middle school, elementary school, administrators, and counselors.
Notes About Ticket Purchases:
You can purchase your ticket(s) through Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 5 PM.
No tickets will be sold at walk-in for this event.
Learn more by visiting the CS4CT website here.
* About Emmanuel Schanzer: Emmanuel Schanzer spent several years as a program manager and developer before becoming a public high school teacher and middle school academic coach in Boston. He is the Director of National CSPdWeek and the founder and co-director of Bootstrap, which he first designed as a curriculum for his own students. He has long been involved in connecting educators and technology, connecting parties at the Computer Science Teachers Association, Google, Microsoft, Facebook and at universities across the country. He holds degrees in computer science and curriculum development and completed his doctoral studies at Harvard with a research focus on using programming to teach algebra.
** About Ruthe Farmer: Ruthe Farmer is a national advocate for gender equity and diversity in technology, and has focused her efforts on diversity in technology and engineering since 2001. At CSforALL, she serves as Chief Evangelist -- working to invite new stakeholders to the CSforALL table and make the table bigger. Prior to joining CSforALL, Ruthe served as Senior Policy Advisor for Tech Inclusion at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy focusing on President Obamas call to action for Computer Science for All, led strategy and K-12 programs at the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), and implemented national tech and engineering programs at Girl Scouts of the USA. She has launched multiple national inclusion programs including Aspirations in Computing, TECHNOLOchicas, the AspireIT outreach program, Lego Robotics for Girl Scouts, Intel Design & Discovery, and more. She served as 2012 Chair of CSEDWeek, was named a White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion in 2013, received the Anita Borg Institute Award for Social Impact in 2014, and the UK Alumni Award for Social Impact in 2015. Ruthe holds a BA from Lewis & Clark College and an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Oxford.
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NOTE OF THANKS: Special thanks to the Connecticut State Department of Education for their assistance with this event!
NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATION REFUNDS: As indicated, your registration is refundable up to March 20, 2020, subject to a processing fee.
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