Friday, December 14, 2012

Calling all US High School CS Teachers: Please give us your thoughts!

You may be seeing this announcement on other blogs or websites. If so I apologize for the repetition. But I do believe this is an important project.

An important announcement from Baker Franke:

Right now a lot of important decisions are being made about the future of computing education in the United States. Sadly, though perhaps predictably, the people with the most vital information about the state of computing education - YOU THE TEACHERS - are potentially being left out of the process.

I'm working with the Center for Elementary Math and Science Education (CEMSE) here at the University of Chicago to ensure that REAL TEACHERS' needs and voices will contribute to the information used to by these decision- and policy-makers.

There is a very brief (10 min or less), but very important survey I'd like you to fill out that will help convey what's really going on in schools to those making decisions that will impact all of us in computing education. This information will be widely disseminated, it will be used, and it will matter. So please join me in collecting this information so that TEACHERS' VOICES WILL BE HEARD.

All surveys must be completed by January 15, 2013.

As an incentive for your participation, we are giving away one $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky person every time 100 people complete the survey. So the earlier you complete the survey, and the more computing teacher friends you pass this along to, the more chances you have to win!

Survey Link:

Thanks much. Yours in solidarity,

Baker Franke
Computer Science Teacher
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Center for Elementary Math and Science Education



Jim Peters said...

The only flaw I see in this survey is that they are unwilling to collect data from people who are not currently teaching.

Alfred Thompson said...

I don't disagree Jim. But I think it has value anyway.