Counselors for Computing
Summer 2018 Information
Momentum for computer science education is growing, fast! Everyone from your students’ parents to captains of industry are encouraging schools to provide opportunities for ALL students to explore computing. As new computer science courses and post-secondary pathways emerge, Counselors for Computing steps in to equip school counselors with information and resources they can use to encourage students to study computer science and explore allied careers.
Learn what all the shouting is about this summer in beautiful Duluth, Minnesota.
In this Workshop, You Will:
- Try your hand at computing and experience what new courses are like
- See how computer science underpins innovation--not just in tech, but in every industry
- Meet tech professionals and learn about the jobs landscape--nationally and in your area
- Learn how to prepare students for education opportunities during and beyond high school
- Strategize with colleagues about adding and recruiting for new courses in your school
More about C4C at ncwit.org/c4c
Who Should Attend?
Counselors working with students in grades 8-12 are welcome to attend. We especially encourage counselors to apply at districts that do not have computer science programs or are just starting them. Preference will be given to those attending with other teachers from their district.
What Should You Bring?
Please bring a laptop and information about your school's current computer science courses.
Through generous support from the National Science Foundation all expenses will be covered, including training, travel, meals, and shared on-campus accommodations. Along with their application, counselors need to supply a letter from their principal expressing support for their attendance. Those accepted will submit a $50.00 deposit to hold their spot. (Deposits are refunded upon completion of the workshop.)
In late spring, successful applicants will receive details for booking travel. Applicants should plan to arrive on Sunday evening, July 30 and depart Wednesday afternoon, August 1. All participants will be housed in shared apartment rooms on campus at the College of St. Scholastica.