Computer Science October Newsletter

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October 2019

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ITEC Fall Conference

ITEC Fall Conference 2019 October 13-15, 2019 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. There are sessions on a variety of topics and quite a few specifically on computer science. Take a look and I’ll see you there!


Demand for Computer Science

Google and Gallup recently conducted a survey of 1,600 students, 1,600 parents, 1,000 teachers, 9,600 principals, and 1,800 superintendents. Read this one pager to see what they found.


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Technology Disruption

Why is computer science education vital to student’s futures? Banking's Future Is Light on Humans


Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning

Check out the latest newsletter from the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-based Learning! There's lots of good information to get you started with a hands-on project for your classroom that will make learning more relevant to your students.


National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

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