What canCLOSING THE GAP FOR CHILDREN, INC. do?
We support computer science programs and technology integration in schools that encourage as well as inspire students, parents and the community at large. As a group of teachers and counselors our job is to make students think. Our organization creates opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.
We provide students with technology skills as a part of the ISTE (International Standard for Technology in Education) Standards. Students will use a variety of technological devices to learn typing, computer science (coding/engineering design/video game creation) and Maker Skills (w/3D Printing and laser-cutting technology).
Our programs help students develop invaluable STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills. Join us in supporting our students in the process of creating jobs that don't exist.
Industry trends indicate that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computing jobsavailable. On the surface this sounds great, but there's a problem. According to Code.org, colleges will only graduate 400,000 computer science student by 2020
More than 50% of todays jobs require some technology skills and experts say that percentage will increase to 77% in the next decade.
US Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Every Child...A 21st Century Child
EDUCATING CHILDREN FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS
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Engage students through the use of technology in the classroom. Teachers can use some resources listed to help professionally develop themselves.