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Computer Science & Computer Literacy Consulting

Developing & Supporting Computer Science Programs

Computing is now a fundamental part of daily life, commerce, and just about every occupation in today’s economy. Computer science is foundational in transforming the way students think about technology and teaches them essential problem-solving skills. Moreover, it puts students on the path toward some of the highest­paying, fastest­growing jobs in America.

Yet, today fewer than half of schools offer high-quality computer science; further, only about 1 out of 5 students taking AP Computer Science are female, and even fewer are underrepresented students of color.

The Learning Technology Center can connect schools to resources, professional learning, and best practices to develop robust and impactful computer science programs.

CS & STEM Events

Upcoming Events

STEM Series: Minecraft EDU and the Esports Movement

| $40

Join us for this workshop, which will introduce you to the burgeoning world of esports and give you the solid foundation needed to start a program at your school. Along the way, you’ll learn why esports are beneficial to students, how to get your club or team started, and how an esports coach can be successful (even without heavy gaming experience). We’ll also provide demonstrations of some of today’s most popular esports games as well as connect you with model schools that already have flourishing esports programs in place.

Eric Santos
Eric Santos
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Chicagoland, Learning Technology Center

Tynker Hour of Code- Coding Cup PD

| Free

In this FREE 60-minute webinar, explore Tynker’s brand-new collaborative coding experience that lets students control their own soccer team! In this webinar, educators will create their Tynker classrooms, enhance their own soccer skills with Tynker, compete in matches, and discover more CSEdWeek activities!

Daniel Rezac
Daniel Rezac
Senior Education Partnerships Lead, Tykner

Media Literacy & Digital Tattoos: Growing Up in a Digital Age

| $40

Learning to spot fake news and untrustworthy sources is only one element of media literacy. Join us for this workshop to learn about the rest, as well as discover best practices for teaching media literacy to all students.

Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center
Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center

Sarah leads computer science and STEM initiatives, manages partnerships with state and national organizations, and elevates the LTC’s role as a thought leader in the K-12 computer science space.