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1 June 12, 2012 PUMP-CS: Changing the Landscape of Computer Education in Wisconsin sySTEM Now Conference October 22, 2013 Dennis Brylow, Marquette University Bob Juranitch, University School of Milwaukee Joe Kmoch, Milwaukee Public Schools

2 June 12, 2012 #NAFNext Three Challenges The computing community in the US faces three significant and interrelated challenges in maintaining a robust IT workforce 1.Underproduction 2.Underrepresentation 3.Lack of a presence in K-12 education (Jan Cuny, NSF CS10K Initiative)

3 June 12, 2012 O VERVIEW

4 June 12, 2012 Snapshot: U.S. Employment through 2020 Source: Jobs data are calculated from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment Projections , available at

5 June 12, 2012 Computing and mathematics is one of the TOP 10 fastest growing major occupational groups ,000+ job openings in computing annually. 1 in every 2 STEM jobs will be in computing in Quick Facts about Computing Jobs Though 2020 Sources: Jobs data are calculated from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment Projections , available at Educational levels are calculated from BLS Occupational Projections Data, Employment , available at and the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook , available at

6 June 12, 2012 U.S. Employment through 2020 How Computing Stacks Up To Healthcare 22% job growth rate in computing jobs, as comparable to healthcare job growth rates ,000 projected shortfall in qualified health IT workers % of physicians to use electronic health records by 2019 as a result of the federal HITECH Act of * Healthcare practitioners and technicians Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment Projections , available at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HITECH Programs, Congressional Budget Office, Analysis of HITECH Act of 2009.http://www.bls.gov/emp/http://www.healthit.gov Growth Rates

7 June 12, 2012 T HE B RIGHT F UTURE F OR C OMPUTING J OBS

8 June 12, 2012 Total Employment in STEM in 2020 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics * Subtotals do not equal 9.2 million due to rounding. Source: Jobs data are calculated from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment Projections , available at STEM is defined here to include non-medical occupations.http://www.bls.gov/emp/

9 June 12, 2012 Where the STEM Jobs Will Be Projected Annual Growth of STEM Job Openings * STEM is defined here to include non-medical occupations. Source: Jobs data are calculated from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment Projections , available at

10 June 12, 2012 Where the STEM Jobs Will Be Projected Annual Growth of NEWLY CREATED STEM Job Openings * STEM is defined here to include non-medical occupations. Source: Jobs data are calculated from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment Projections , available at

11 June 12, 2012 Where the STEM Jobs Will Be Annual STEM Degrees (2009) and Annual STEM Job Openings ( ) Sources: Degree data are calculated from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Science and Engineering Indicators 2012, available at Annual jobs data are calculated from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment Projections , available at STEM is defined here to include non- medical degrees and occupations.http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/appendix.htmhttp://www.bls.gov/emp/

12 June 12, 2012

13 Where the STEM Jobs Will Be Top 10 STEM Occupations by Total Employment in 2020 Source: Jobs data are calculated from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment Projections , available at STEM is defined here to include non-medical occupations.

14 June 12, 2012 Where the STEM Jobs Will Be Projected Growth of Selected STEM Jobs STEM Job 2010 Total Employment % Growth Average Annual Salary Engineering and Architectural Managers176,8009%$129,350 Computer and Information Systems Managers307,90018%$125,660 Aerospace Engineers81,0005%5%$103,870 Software Developers, Systems and Applications913,10030%$96,250 Biochemists and Biophysicists25,10031%$87,640 Civil Engineers262,80019%$82,710 Database Administrators110,80031%$77,350 Environmental Scientists89,40019%$68,810 Chemists82,2004%4%$74,780 Anthropologists and Archeologists6,10021%$59,040 Sources: Jobs data are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment Projections , available at Salary data are from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2011, available at STEM is defined here to include non-medical occupations.

15 June 12, 2012 P IPELINE OF T ALENT IN C OMPUTING

16 June 12, 2012 Higher Education Pipeline in Computing Source: National Science Foundation, Science and Engineering Indicators 2012 and various years, available at Data are not available from 1999.http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/

17 June 12, 2012 Higher Education Pipeline in Computing CRA Taulbee Survey Results Source: Computing Research Association, Taulbee Survey , available at (providing voluntary responses from Ph.D.-granting universities on new enrollments and degrees awarded in their undergraduate CS/CE programs.

18 June 12, 2012 Source: College Board, Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Data 2011, available at reports-research/ap/data. Calculus represents the combined data of Calculus AB and BC. Physics represents the combined data of Physics B, C:Electricity and Magnetism, and C:Mechanics. Computer Science represents combined data of Computer Science A and B.http://professionals.collegeboard.com/data- reports-research/ap/data High School Advanced Placement Exams

19 June 12, 2012 Conclusion

20 June 12, 2012 MU 2012 State of the State A large majority (over 85%) of Wisconsin school districts aren't even offering their students a path into the highest growing and best paying sectors of the 21st Century American economy.

21 June 12, 2012 Computing Education for the 21st Century (NSF CE21) Grant Our NSF Grant Proposal has been officially funded (Jan 2014 – Dec 2016) ~$1 million over 3 years for "Preparing the Upper Midwest for Principles of Computer Science (PUMP-CS)". Elements of CSTA Wisconsin-Dairyland chapter, Marquette, UW-La Crosse, UW- Madison and WI DPI have worked for 3 years on laying the groundwork for this.

22 June 12, 2012 PUMP-CS What does it mean? Part of CS10K Program -- 10,000 more qualified CS teachers in U.S. high schools. Four prongs: Growing our professional community Strengthening our professional community Linking our professional community Broadening the CS pipeline

23 June 12, 2012 PUMP-CS: Growing ~ AP CS teachers statewide Perhaps another WI teachers offering some kind of programming course (Java, C++, VB, etc.) Over 400 high schools in our state. PUMP-CS will fund tuition for 100 more teachers to be prepared for ECS or CSP over next three summers.

24 June 12, 2012 Exploring Computer Science (ECS) Targeted to 9th and 10th grade. Broad introduction to computing concepts and computational thinking. Inquiry, Equity, Content Essential preparation for AP CSP. Can teach ECS in your area, without 405 CS endorsement. (Less than 25% programming content.)

25 June 12, 2012 Exploring Computer Science (ECS) Professional Development includes five day course in first summer. Begin teaching course in fall. Quarterly updates during academic year. Another five day session in second summer. In Los Angeles, Chicago, elsewhere Need volunteers for first cohort of 20 for summer Letter of support from principal.

26 June 12, 2012 What can YOU do? Participate in one of the 3 cohorts. Identify a teacher in your building, another building in your district, or at your arch-rival high school across the county with no CS presence. Mentor a new ECS teacher. Share your alternative, successful intro CS course model with the community at CSTA meetings or Green Lake sessions.

27 June 12, 2012 PUMP-CS: Strengthen WI teachers need 405 license to offer CS courses in K-12. CS Ed degree programs dying across the state. Most remaining programs feature methods courses that emphasize teaching CS the same way we always have, or are cobbled together from other fields of teaching.

28 June 12, 2012 Teaching Computer Science (TCS) New methods course focused on bridging gap from teaching ECS to teaching AP CS Principles or other advanced CS courses. "Missing Link" for licensure. Support for "alternative certification paths". Two cohorts of 20 teachers in 2015 and 2016.

29 June 12, 2012 Teaching Computer Science (TCS) Online course after What can YOU do? Identify candidates Bring in other stakeholders Help to define alternative pathways to CS endorsement that maintain quality

30 June 12, 2012 PUMP-CS: Linking Focus groups around state, bringing together teachers, administrators and industry representatives Identify local and regional strengths Identify and destroy barriers to moving forward Educate and recruit

31 June 12, 2012 PUMP-CS: Linking Statewide Computing Symposia in summer 2015 and 2016 Triple the size of MU Teachers, administrators, counselors, industry and policymakers Goals: o Replicate success o Institutionalize positive changes

32 June 12, 2012 National CS Framework Exploring Computer Science (ECS) – Entry level CS course Computer Science Principles – AP in AP Computer Science A – Programming in Java

33 June 12, 2012 Exploring Computer Science Developed in Los Angeles Unified School District with UCLA Pillars – Inquiry 5Es Inquiry Learning Cycle – Equity 6000 students served 75% indentifying as Latino or African American – Content Accepted as CTE credit by University of California

34 June 12, 2012 Exploring Computer Science Six Units – Human Computer Interaction – Problem Solving – Web Design – Introduction to Programming – Computing and Data Analysis – Robotics Inquiry and Project-based Tasks – Role-playing, jig sawing, simulations, collaborative tasks, and problems w/multiple solutions

35 June 12, 2012 Additional Roll-outs Current partners include: – Washington, DC: – Chicago: – Oregon: – Santa Clara: – Utah: Additional Information –

36 June 12, 2012 AP CS Principles AP course designed to be accessible to every student while building knowledge and skills that are endorsed by colleges and universities. Novel assessment – 25% Performance Task Based – 75% Computer-based Assessment Endorsed by College Board

37 June 12, 2012 AP CS Principles – Big Ideas Computing is a creative activity Abstraction reduces information and detail to facilitate focus on relevant concepts Data and information facilitate the creation of knowledge Algorithms are used to develop and express solutions to computational problems Programming enables problem solving, human expression, and creation of knowledge The Internet pervades modern computing Computing has global impacts

38 June 12, 2012 Current Pilots More Information:

39 June 12, 2012 AP Computer Science A Traditional entry into CS major Redesigned for – Suggested labs – Case study removed – Allows 20% more time for inquiry and project based learning – Deep dive into Java programming

40 June 12, 2012 The PUMP-CS Project We have a unique opportunity to fundamentally alter the landscape of CS in our high schools, and CS Education programs in our universities. If we succeed, it will quickly spread to nearby states. If we fail, we will not get a second chance. Help.


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