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 March 23rd Meeting
- Review and Approve 2016 Budget Reallocation
- Discussion of FY17 Budget Strategy
- Progress on recruiting leadership teams for Policy and Teacher PD Work Groups
- Review developments related to President Obama's Teacher PD Work Groups
- Review progress on hiring for three positions in FY16 Budget
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: March 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
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