Computer science is more than a discipline. It’s a passport for young people from all walks of life to achieve a high-paying career where they can contribute their creative gifts to the world.
To help ensure that all youth who want to enter the computer science field can do so–and to expose more youth to the possibilities computer science offers–Click2ComputerScience is committed to equipping out-of-school (OST) educators with what they need to facilitate engaging, hands-on computer science learning experiences that promote positive youth development.
These activities encourage youth to be curious, ask questions, and make connections with the world around them. These are essential skills for success in life and increasingly important in the global economy. But too often, frontline OST staff and volunteers, who work directly with the youth in these programs, lack the skills they need to effectively plan and deliver positive STEM learning experiences. Click2ComputerScience addresses the need for low-cost, high-quality professional development by providing OST professionals the resources and skills to create positive computer science learning experiences with youth.
Thank You to Our Advisory Group Members
Erika Bonnett, Extension Specialist, 4-H Program Development, Virginia Tech
Pamela Van Wagoner, STEM and Outreach Coordinator, Salt Lake County 4-H
Sam McCollum, Purdue Extension Floyd County 4-H Educator
Christine Miller, Michigan State University Extension 4-H Computer Science/Coding Coordinator
Christine Wood, South Dakota 4-H STEM Filed Specialist
Lori Canada, AR 4-H STEM Specialist
Kandis Freer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County 4-H Team Leader
Jennifer Deichert, 4-H Educator, Penn State Extension
Kendrin Dyitt, 4-H Program Associate, Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County, Rutgers New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station
Semaj T. Johnson, STEM Associate, North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC