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?

What universities can do to prepare more Computer Science teachers

The United States faces a shortage of high school STEM teachers. Of all the shortages, the greatest is in computer science. The extent of the shortage is difficult to document, because for the purposes of many state and federal reports, computer science is not broken out and is simply viewed as a subset of mathematics. The number of teachers prepared is certainly very small. Read more on the UTeach Blog.

UTeach Computer Science Heads to CSForAll Summit, Announces Commitments for 2018–2019 School Year

Austin, Texas — October 9, 2018

From October 8–11, 2018, the nationwide community of computer science educators, researchers, activists, and supporters will convene at the 2018 CSforALL Summit to celebrate progress and announce more than 200 new commitments to reach the goal of rigorous, inclusive, and sustainable computer science education for all US students, both in and out of school.