Our Massachusetts economy depends on our ability to develop talent capable of innovating in a digital world. The high tech industry and every other sector in our information-based economy has a growing need for computer science expertise, more so than any other STEM field of study by a large margin.
Our students will live in a world where computing will transform their lives. We want all students to expand the way they think, enabling them to use computational thinking to solve problems. This will prepare them to not just use technology, but to develop it.
It all starts with inspiring students, engaging them early, teaching them based on standards, and offering them opportunities to study more deeply if they're interested.
MassCAN is dedicated to making that possible in Massachusetts by building a partnership of educators, industry professionals, and nonprofits to mobilize our resources to create new educational opportunities accessible to all students in Massachusetts.
Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for January 20th Meeting
List of Topics Expected to Be Discussed at Meeting
- Review and reset priorities for the balance of the year
- Discuss and approve a proposed budget for the match funds that have been raised to date—primarily these will need to be committed to support professional development programs this spring and summer
- Discuss strategy to advance legislative amendment that expands MassCAN Board by two members
- Discuss the roles of Board members and MassCAN Leads members in organizing our Policy, Professional Development, Public Awareness and Equity Work Groups
Date and Time Posted to both the MassCAN and Mass Tech Collaborative Websites: January 15, 2015 at 9:00AM
September 30, 2015
MassCAN 2015-2018 Strategic Plan
Implementing Computer Science Education in Massachusetts