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John Lien of Orange County Public Schools and Susan Bearden, Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, were named the FSTE Making IT Happen award winners at FETC in 2015. Both have been leaders in educational technology in their local area and more broadly through various activities.
John is …Read more →
Written by leader of Computer Science Teachers Association (university-level teachers)
Sometimes what seems like a very good idea in principle, even a good idea put forward with the best intentions, can turn out to be a very bad idea in practice. This is definitely the case with the …Read more →
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by Judy Heflin | October 21st, 2015
Some states have proposed and passed legislation introducing coding into school curriculum. This past May, Arkansas passed a comprehensive law requiring all public and charter schools to offer computer science courses and New Mexico and Kentucky have proposed similar legislation. However, a newly proposed policy in Florida appears
By Catherine Gewertz, 12/9/15
The Florida legislature is considering a policy change that’s stirred up controversy in a few other places that have embraced it: allowing students to earn foreign language credit by taking computer coding classes.
The proposal still has a long way to go in the state legislature. But last week it cleared
Senate Bill 468 by Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Margate, passed the Senate Pre-K-12 Education Committee in early December 2015 by an 8-2 vote.
Several other articles, opinion pieces and a radio interview on this topic are provided on the FSTE website for your viewing.
What do you think? How …Read more →
Chief academic affairs officer for Broward County Schools and a former computer teacher, Daniel Gohl shares his perspective in this radio interview.…Read more →
Senate President Pro Tem David Givens has filed a bill in the 2015 General Assembly that would let school districts teach computer programming as a credit in foreign language.
The measure also would allow programming courses to satisfy foreign language requirements for admission into Kentucky’s public …Read more →
Opinion piece: Marty Abbott is the coauthor of this article. She is the Executive Director for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Prior to coming to ACTFL in 2004, Marty was a language teacher, language supervisor and the Director of High …Read more →