Share Fair Nation announces plans to expand K-12 computer science instruction through partnership with Code.org and Participation in White House Computer Science Event
DENVER, Colorado, November 4th, 2016
Share Fair Nation, in partnership with the Colorado Education Intiative, is proud to announce that it has been selected as a Code.org Regional Partner Program, and will be the designated provider of Code.org Professional Learning Programs in Colorado. Share Fair Nation will provide quality professional development to educators through local district partnerships with Code.org and act as a regional hub of the global computer science education movement.
As part of the kickoff of the program, Share Fair Nation participated in a regional partner convening for computer science education hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on September 26, 2016. Share Fair Nation representatives gathered at the White House with more than 40 organizations dedicated to preparing computer science teachers for K-12 classrooms and promoting the adoption of high-quality computer science courses. The event was planned to coincide with the start of the academic year in the US.
Discussion topics at the White House Computer Science Event included: the current state of computer science K-12 education, the importance of establishing regional partners around the nation dedicated to building computer science communities, and the reason behind why many organizations are dedicated to supporting, advocating for and funding work in this area.
“Share Fair Nation is honored to have been chosen to partner alongside the Colorado Education Initiative as theRegional Partner Programr for the state of Colorado. Our mission has always been to provide the most engaging, hands-on, and powerful professional learning opportunities for our educators in an effort to boost their teacher toolkit with a wealth of resources. By partnering with Code.org we are now able to distribute curriculum across the state that aims to integrate computer science courses to students that prepare them for the 21st century workplace and beyond.” – Brandon Petersen, Share Fair Nation Professional Learning Strategist
To learn more about Code.org’s Regional Partner Program, visit: https://code.org/educate/professional-learning-partner