STEM2 HUB, MOSH, FSCJ TO HOST COMPUTER SCIENCE SOCIAL FOR BOARD MEMBERS, LOCAL EDUCATORS

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Oct. 24, 2017 — The Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub will host a wine and cheese social connecting its corporate board members with educators from Florida State College at Jacksonville and K-12 school districts across seven  Northeast Florida counties on Wednesday, Nov. 8. A representative from Code.org, [name here], will facilitate conversations about the critical importance of computer science education in preparation for Computer Science Education Week on Dec. 4-10.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 8

7 – 8 p.m.

 

WHERE: Museum of Science and History

1025 Museum Circle

Jacksonville, FL 32207

 

WHO: [INSERT VIP BOARD MEMBERS AND FSCJ/SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS HERE]

 

FSCJ announced its partnership with Code.org as a Professional Learning Partner in April 2016.

 

“With the demand growing for college graduates with a computer science degree, we feel it’s essential to collaborate with our educational partners to ensure the students in and around our community receive integrated curriculum that will best prepare them for postsecondary education and the workforce,” said FSCJ President Dr. Cynthia Bioteau in a news release announcing the new partnership. “Our partnership as a Code.org Professional Learning Partner allows us to emphasize bringing computer science education to every school.”

 

Through this partnership, FSCJ provides quality professional development to educators in Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. These counties have combined efforts to spread opportunities for computer science instruction to more than 200,000 students served collectively by their 330 schools. This fall, for the first time, Duval County Public Schools was able to place at least one trained computer science teacher in each of their high schools to increase AP Computer Science offerings across the district.

 

The social is hosted by the STEM2 Hub, Code.org, and FSCJ with the support of Pitsco.

 

About the Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub

The Northeast Florida STEM2 Hub represents an investment made by 15 companies headquartered in Jacksonville to convene, inspire, and invest in the STEM2 field by providing the essential missing elements to accelerate the growth of STEM2 education and careers in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties. For a list of corporate board members and more information about the STEM2 field in Northeast Florida, visit our website at stem2hub.org.

 

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