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Pennsylvania Computer
Science for All Summit

June 25 -26, 2020
PaTTAN Harrisburg
Raising awareness, elevating best practices, and providing professional learning for educators

As one of the fastest growing sectors in Pennsylvania's economy, there are 18,000+ unfilled computer science jobs with an average salary of $80,000 and a projected growth of up to 26% annually. To help meet this career demand and fill the gap, Pennsylvania, under the leadership of Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary Pedro Rivera, is working to create and offer opportunities for every learner in computer science. Over the past year, more than 1,300 educators were trained to utilize computer science resources from, Pennsylvania's State Board of Education voluntarily endorsed the Computer Science Teachers Association K-12 Computer Science Standards, and Governor Wolf become a leading member of the Governor's for Computer Science Initiative. The Pennsylvania Computer Science for All Summit is being coordinated to offer educators, school leaders, and stakeholders the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skillset so they can support and provide students with computer science experiences. 

Summit Registration and Agenda

Will be available March, 2020.

Call for Proposals

Presentation proposals are now being accepted. Priority will be given to proposals that highlight equitable practices for students with disabilities and other historically underrepresented populations, such as English language learners. The Summit features three formats for presentations:

Concurrent sessions are 45-minute time blocks covering a wide range of CS concepts and practices, levels of CS experience, and roles. Levels of engagement may include:

  • Listen & Learn: Presenter-led demonstrations and/or panel conversations
  • Share & Collaborate: Small or large group collaboration and discussion
  • Discover & Practice: Hands-on exploration and practice

Pre-conference workshops are half- or full-day sessions that allow participants to engage with specific computer science content and practices through facilitated hands-on activities.

Poster presentations showcase unique programs, best practices, and lessons learned. Poster presentations are ideal for sharing information and ideas that may not be well suited for the more interactive format of a concurrent session. Presenting a poster is a great way for PAsmart grant program participants to showcase their efforts in creating and/or expanding computer science opportunities.

Proposal Submission Deadlines

The concurrent session and pre-conference workshop submission deadline is January 30, 2019. Notification of accepted proposals will be sent in March, 2020.

The poster presentation submission deadline is March 1, 2020. Notification of accepted proposals will be sent in March, 2020.

Submit A Proposal

Submit an application to present at the 2020 Pennsylvania Computer Science For All Summit.