MAD-learn has renewed its partnership with the National Computer Science for All Movement to Advance Computer Science Education Across the U.S. and Beyond.
October 19, 2021
Following an unprecedented year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s virtual 2021 CSforAll Summit announces and lifts up 191 CSforALL Commitments from 115 organizations made by their member community. During this two-day event, the CSforALL community will celebrate the incredible progress organizations continue to make in advancing the K-12 computer science education systems in the United States.
The fifth annual Summit highlights CSforALL members and non-members building on 2020’s major themes, including increasing equity and access among underrepresented groups, building capacity, raising awareness, and cultivating the ecosystem that will empower local communities to build successful computer science education systems for ALL students. This year’s event features keynote speaker Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Sociologist and Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University; opening ceremony speaker Brandon Tory, Artist, and CEO at FORMLESS and Staff Engineer at Google A.I.
#CSforALL commitments are new, specific, and measurable actions aimed at advancing the goal of rigorous and inclusive computer science education for all U.S. youth, and are designed to grow support and momentum for a sustainable K-12 computer science education system in and out of school. Notably, 75 organizations are prior CSforAll commitment-makers and 20 of those have made annual commitments since 2017. Overall, the CSforALL community made an extraordinary 941 commitments between 2017 and 2021. The commitments include initiatives in all 50 states, nationwide commitments, and a record 14 commitments with an international focus.
As part of our 2021 commitments,
- MAD-learn, in collaboration with Asia Society and INJAZ, will help 250 middle and high school students in Jordan and the U.S. develop #appsthatmatter by the summer of 2022.
- MAD-learn will provide professional development to help teachers integrate app development as a project-based learning tool in any class. This nationwide commitment will train 100 new teachers by summer 2022.
We are also honored and excited to share that our Founder & CEO, Alefiya Master will be a featured speaker at the 2021 #CSforALLSummit during a panel sharing #CSEd initiatives in Rural Communities on Day 2—We can’t wait!
CSforALL is the national hub of the computer science for all movement with a mission to make high-quality computer science an integral part of K-12 education in the United States and we are proud to be part of such an amazing initiative.