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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 September 23rd Meeting

1. Jim will lead a discussion of: 
  • the proposed FY16 MassCAN Budget—there is a 8/1/15-10/17/15 budget and a 10/18/15 to 7/31/16 Budget and a full year 8/1/31-7/31/16 budget 
  • vote of approval required for submission to MassTech
2. Steve will Introduce Tripp and highlight his role as both strategic advisor and Lead on the Business Engagement and Workforce Development objective   
3. Steve,  Jim and Tripp will lead a discussion of:
  • the MassCAN 2015-2018 Strategic Plan
  • Vote of approval required for submission to MassTech
4.Steve will lead a discussion of the role envisioned for Advisory Board Members and Leads

September 30, 2015
MassCAN 2015-2018 Strategic Plan
Implementing Computer Science Education in Massachusetts

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