According to the Washington Post, in 2013, nearly fifteen million students in 167 countries completed a tutorial or other coding-based activity during Computer Science Education Week, with one in six American students taking part—more than half of which were girls. What will you do with your students to celebrate and encourage their interest in computer science?
Advancing STEM education has been hailed as an effective strategy for training the workers of tomorrow, stoking interest in career fields where employees will be in demand and, of course, for increasing academic achievement. Try these resources for more ideas to expand your outside-of-school-time STEM programming:
National Computer Science Education Week is December 8 – 14, 2014.
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Kirk A. Astroth, director of the Arizona 4-H Youth Development program, and Dr. Dale Blyth, Professor and Howland Endowed Chair for Youth Development Leadership at the University of Minnesota, have joined the National AfterSchool Association's Board of Directors.
The National AfterSchool Association will partner with Youth Today to present a series of short webinars developed specifically to advance promising practices for Out-of-School Time (OST) practitioners in the next year. Click here to read more about this exciting new partnership!
Lonely Planet, the esteemed international guidebook publisher, recently named Washington, D.C., as its pick for the world's best city to visit in 2015. Join NAA and over 2,000 afterschool professionals for the largest gathering for learning and connecting in the afterschool field! EXPLORE Washington, DC! EXPERIENCE learning and gain valuable new ideas! INNOVATE and share your successes in afterschool and summer programs! CONNECT with leaders and experts! CELEBRATE afterschool in our nation's capital!