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: January 25, 2017
Location: EDC (Education Development Center), 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453 - Wickes Conference Room
List of Topics Expected to Be Discussed at Meeting:
- Discuss Governor’s December “9C” cuts to the state’s FY17 budget including MassCAN
- Discuss follow-up meeting with Department of Economic Development and Secretary of Education’s staff regarding “9C” cuts
- Discuss MassCAN Vision, Projects and Organization
- Review MassCAN Finances
- Review STEM Council Engineering and Computer Science Request for Proposals
*** non-Advisory Board members wishing to attend the meeting should contact Candace Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday January 24th at 4:00 p.m.
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: January 20, 2017 by 5:00 p.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: