Computer Science

UTeach Institute and University of Texas Computer Science Join Forces to Prepare Students for New AP Computer Science Exam

On June 4, 2015, the College Board officially endorsed Thriving in Our Digital World, a course developed at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), in preparation for the Fall 2016 launch of the new Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Sciences Principles course. Even as a number of national organizations and others work to launch new CS curricula, UT Austin’s course is one of only three complete curricula currently recognized by the developers of Computer Science Principles as having faithfully implemented the framework.

Programmed for Success: UTeach and the Computer Science for All initative

In his January 31 weekly address, President Obama announced his Computer Science (CS) for All initiative, which would allocate $4 billion in funding for states, including $100 million for districts for CS education and more than $135 million for the support and training of CS teachers.

UTeach Institute and Edhesive Team Up to Deliver CS Principles

The UTeach Institute is pleased to announce its collaboration with Edhesive to deliver its forthcoming AP Computer Science Principles course in a hybrid online platform accessible to high school students across the country. In Texas, only 1 percent of high school students took a CS course in the 2013–2014 academic year, and fewer than 15 percent of high schools offered coursework in the discipline at all. The U.S.

UTeach Computer Science and UTeachNation Celebrate CSEdWeek

This week, UTeach Computer Science joined thousands of organizations in advocating for K–12 computer science (CS). Celebrated annually in December, CSEdWeek highlights the importance of CS for classrooms and the workforce worldwide.

Jason Slabodsky and the Future of Computer Science

So much of how we live our lives today is informed by advances in computing and computer science, from posting photographs of our lunches on Instagram to research in genetic mapping. Many jobs exist today that didn’t 20 years ago, thanks to computer science, and we can stay in touch with far-flung friends and relatives, thanks to computer science. So many developments in computing have improved people’s lives for the better, from convenience to job creation, but how can we use computer science to directly impact communities for good?