Incorporate Computer Sciences into School Curriculum

    1. Austin Laney
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      Austin Laney

      Sicklerville, NJ

 

Only 5% of all American schools teach computer sciences or programming at their school. We live in a generation where technology is at the forefront and there aren't enough people, qualified, to fill these positions. By bringing an awareness to CS, we can get students enthusiastic about a possible career in software, programming, or computers in general, but only if enough people can show enough drive to make this happen. Not only is this beneficial to their future careers, it has been shown through multiple reputable studies that Computer Science education does infact help students improve math and science capacity and test scores. As outlined here, computer sciences and mathematics are coexistent in education. By helping to get students involved in Computer Sciences, their understanding of math and sciences can help them overachieve above what they originally imagined. 

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    1. NCCS: National Common Core Standards

      Austin Laney
      Petition Organizer

      There were some questions about the qualification in regards to the National Common Core Standards. These classes, if interpolated into curriculums, they fall in to the standards that are outlined (as to be drafted by curriculum drafters). These skills are necessary to be productive in life, in addition to improving test scores in mathematics, sciences, and critical thinking. Checkout this video from Bill Clinton on CS Education: http://youtu.be/tkR1U3RGaJY

      President Clinton on computer science education

      Former President Clinton discusses the importance of offering computer science in K-12 education and growing demand by employers for workers with computer science backgrounds.

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    • Emily Tompsett BROOKLINE, MA
      • 11 months ago

      I teach CS in a private school. I STRONGLY believe that the skills learned in CS, beyond just programming ability, help broaden student's critical thinking abilities.

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    • Morgan Breden PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 1 year ago

      As a software engineer I gained very little knowledge of career value in K-12 school. The majority of the education that went to my skills had to be learned on my own, often disregarding repetitive schoolwork that had no real value to me. I'd like to see kids be able to learn about what inspires them without having to sacrifice their grades and free time.

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    • john aiken TUCKER, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      as a researcher in computational modeling instruction, I find this very important.

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    • Valerie LaMastro SICKLERVILLE, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      As a college professor, I believe this education is desperately needed in order to help our youth and emerging adults deal with an increasingly complex and tech-savvy culture.

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    • Gwen LaMastro NEWARK, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Computer Science teaches you to think logically, creatively, and elegantly. As a math teacher, I can tell you this would not only be a great subject for students to learn, it would help them in their other content areas as well.

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