JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Oct. 27, 2017 — The Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub along with the Northeast Regional Partner for Code.org, Florida State College at Jacksonville, will host a wine and cheese social connecting its corporate board members with K-12 Principals and guidance counselors representing districts across seven Northeast Florida counties on Wednesday, Nov. 8. A representative from Code.org, Don Miller, 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
6 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Science and History
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207
WHO: School administrators and guidance counselors from Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam,
and St. Johns counties
STEM2 Hub board members
Don Miller, Code.org’s regional manager for the Southeast U.S.
“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 in April 2016. “Our partnership as a Code.org Professional Learning Partner allows us to emphasize bringing computer science education to every school.”
“FSCJ’s partnership with Code.org draws teachers from all over Florida to Jacksonville for professional development in computer science education, so we are incredibly fortunate to have them right here in our community. This event will strengthen relationships between K-12 educators, FSCJ and Code.org, and our corporate board members so that we can work together to improve computer science education access and quality in our schools,” said Robert Copeland, executive director of the STEM2 Hub.
Through the Code.org partnership, FSCJ provides quality professional development to educators in Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties, with Baker County starting soon. The Nov. 8 social is hosted by the STEM2 Hub and FSCJ along with the support of Pitsco.
About the Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub
The Northeast Florida Regional 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.