Advancing Computer Science Education

As the Hawai‘i Regional Partner for Code.org®, STEMworks™ is helping to advance Computer Science (CS) education in K-12 schools statewide.

STEMworks™ provides quality professional development (PD) to educators through coding workshops and other related technology events. Middle and high school teachers (grades 6-12) interested in local, summer PD opportunities featuring the Code.org curricula, CS Discoveries and CS Principles are encouraged to sign up on our 2019 interest list.

In 2019, accepted teachers will participate in the year-long Code.org® Teacher Professional Learning Program, kicking off with a local, week-long TeacherCon. Held in Honolulu early June, attendees will learn CS curricula, CS content, pedagogy, and gain confidence in teaching CS in the classroom. Teachers will complete CS training by participating in four, one-day workshops to be held during the 2019-20 school year and led by local Code.org Facilitators.

Elementary school teachers (grades K-5) interested in attending upcoming local CS fundamental trainings are also encouraged to sign up on our interest list. 

Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. It is supported by generous donors including Microsoft, Facebook, the Infosys Foundation, Google, Omidyar Network, and many more.

For more information on Code.org, contact:
Denissa Andrade,
denissa@medb.org, 808.270.6805 or Manda Tong, manda.tong@medb.org, 808.270.6809.
 



DID YOU KNOW?

  • According to the latest statistics, computing occupations are now the number one source of all new wages in the U.S. and comprise two-thirds of all projected new jobs in STEM fields, making Computer Science one of the most in-demand college degrees.

  • Hawai‘i currently has 1,318 open computing jobs – 4.6 times the average demand rate in Hawai‘i.

  • The average salary for a computing occupation in Hawai‘i is $80,734, which is significantly higher than the average salary in the state ($49,430).

  • Despite all of these high-paying job opportunities, the state only produced 155 computer science graduates in 2015 – and only 17% were female. We need to improve access for every student in every school in Hawaii, including groups like girls and minorities who have been traditionally underrepresented.