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.
MassCAN Advisory Board: Notice of Meeting and Agenda
The Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network will hold a meeting as follows:
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Date: Sept 14, 2016
Location: MITRE Corporation, 202 Burlington Road (Route 62), Bedford, MA 01730, MITRE Center (C Building) Room 1C103
*As MITRE is a federal research facility, the name of each US citizen wishing to attend the meeting will need to be provided in advance of the meeting to the MITRE Corporation to facilitate entry to the facility. Please bring a photo ID.
List of Topics Expected to Be Discussed at Meeting:
- Welcome and agenda review
- Approval of Board Meeting Minutes
- Review and comments on Annual Report to the Legislature
- Discussion on Collective Impact
- Budget and spending update
*** non-Advisory Board members wishing to attend the meeting should contact Candace Brooks at email@example.com no later than Tuesday September 13 at 4:00 p.m. to pre-register with MITRE security.
This notice is provided pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30A, Sections 18-25 and 940CMR29.00 et al.
Date and Time Posted to the MassCAN Website: September 9, 2016 by 10:00 a.m.
View the MassCan Briefing Book and Strategic Plan
• February 11, 2016
MassCAN Briefing Book
• September 30, 2015
MassCAN 2015-2018 Strategic Plan
Implementing Computer Science Education in Massachusetts
Minutes of the 2015-2016 MassCAN Advisory Board Minutes: