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.

Welcome 2019-2020 Cohort! Our accepted teachers are committed to advancing computer science in their school communities by participating in the year-long Code.org® Teacher Professional Learning Program via scholarship support!

  1. Kickoff with TeacherCon!

    • Attendees learn CS curricula, CS content, pedagogy, and gain confidence in teaching CS in the classroom. (June/July 2019 in Honolulu, HI)

    • Welcome Packet!

  2. Teachers are supported by CS training through four, one-day workshops led by local Code.org Facilitators and held during SY 2019-20.

    • September 28 (8:30-4:30pm)

    • November 23rd (8:30-4:30pm)

    • January 11 (8:30-4:30pm)

    • February 15 (8:30-4:30pm)

  3. Teachers engage students in plugged and unplugged computer science curricula!

Apply Now! 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 2020 interest list.

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



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.



Standards & Resources

Local CS & STEM related Conferences and Events

  1. June 13, 2019: iTEaCHConference at Hawaii Convention Center

  2. July 7-10, 2019: CSTA Annual Conference

  3. Sept 7, 2019: iTeach808 Conference at Sacred Hearts Academy

  4. Oct 3-4, 2019 Schools of the Future

  5. Dec. 9-15, 2019: Hour of Code (during CSedWeek) –Sign up your school and be entered to win prizes!

  6. May 2020 (Date TBD): Hawaii STEM Conference


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.