Gov Brown signs SB 1200

From CalChamber:

“Three bills have gone to the Governor that demonstrate the state’s commitment to this important, growing sector of our economy. AB 1539 would provide K-12 teachers with a framework to teach their students computer science if they so choose, and also ensure that computer science curriculum is rigorous and uniform across the state. AB 1792 and SB 1200 both will encourage high school students to take computer science courses by increasing the availability of computer science courses that fulfill a graduation requirement and also meet an entrance requirement for the University of California.

Taken together, all three of these bills will result in more student being exposed to coding early on in their education careers, which should generate more enrollments in related courses at the post-secondary level. Employers, in turn, will benefit from a larger pool of qualified workers who possess skills that are relevant to today’s economy.”

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San Diego CUE 2014 Tech Fair November 15th

SDCUE 2014 Tech Fair November 15th Registration Now Open!

Register for the largest edtech event in San Diego County, SDCUE’s Tech Fair! Over 80 educator-led sessions and workshops to attend. This year’s Tech Fair includes a Keynote Speaker, Nicole Dalesio, who is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, and a classroom teacher.

In addition, this year’s event includes a Student Showcase, Hands-on Workshops, Lunch and Learn, and more. You will not want to miss it! New this year: SDCUE member discounts available!

Group registrations of 10 or more receive our lowest registration price!

Register here before November 2nd.

Pricing:

  • $65 individual, non-SDCUE member
  • $50 individual SDCUE member
  • $40/person group registrations – groups of 10 or more from a school/ district
    FREE – Volunteer for 3 hours at the Tech Fair

SDCUE Member Benefits – Discounted SDCUE 2014 Registration

If you are a current SDCUE member, you’ll receive a discount on the price of registration.  To receive this discount, enter your email address into the “Enter Promotional Code” field on the Eventbrite registration page. This must be the email address associated with your CUE membership (the email account to which you are receiving this message).  If you have any questions or need support, please contact us.

Group Registrations – Our deepest discount

Group registrations available for groups of 10 or more.  Follow these instructions for more details.

Attend SDCUE for FREE – Volunteer!

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edX Opportunities for Students

High School Initiative

Sometimes you want to complete a course for the sheer joy of learning something new. And sometimes you take a course to prepare yourself for future education.

Colleges and universities find that many students could benefit from taking a few extra courses to help close the readiness gap between high school and college. To address this need, edX has launched a high school initiative–an initial collection of 27 new online courses, including Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses and high school level courses in a wide variety of subject areas.

A generous grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, along with grants from the Wertheimer Fund and Fariborz Maseeh / The Massiah Foundation, will help fund edX’s high school initiative. All 27 courses will be offered for free with some courses offering a Verified Certificate of Achievement option, available for a fee that varies by course.

These courses will better prepare high school students for college and offer learners of all ages an introduction to new areas of study and disciplines. Students can use the courses to prepare for college and the AP exams and to supplement AP coursework. Teachers can also use the new high school course materials to augment their classroom curriculum.

Covering subject areas ranging from mathematics to science, English and history, the edX high school initiative will provide students around the world who don’t have access to AP courses the opportunity to pursue challenging, advanced coursework.

 

edX Members:

  • Boston University
  • Georgetown University
  • MIT
  • Rice University
  • TU Delft
  • UC Berkeley
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • UT Arlington
  • UT Austin
  • Wellesley College
  • Davidson College

Other Organizations:

  • Cooper Union
  • School Yourself
  • St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
  • Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Weston Public High School

*Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which is not currently in partnership with edX to develop or promote these offerings.

For more information, go to edX High School Initiative