The TRC CS Network is now WeTeach_CS
The Center for STEM Education has spun-off the TRC Computer Science Network into a new program. WeTeach_CS seeks to expand and improve CS education in Texas, as part of the #CS4TX and #CSforAll iniatives, by helping to certify new CS teachers in Texas and provide support through ongoing professional development.
Information about the programs of WeTeach_CS can be found on weteachcs.org.
Recognizing the deep disparity between the capacity of the Texas K-12 education system to teach computer science and the demands of the innovation economy, the TRC has begun to build partnerships that will train and support computer science (CS) teachers. Through collaboration with Oracle Academy, IBM, the Texas Computer Education Association, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center, the TRC has supported training in computer science and computational thinking, reaching approximately 150 Texas educators since July 2014.
In October 2014, the TRC convened the Texas Computer Science Task Force in partnership with the Austin Chamber of Commerce to identify key barriers to building a robust CS pipeline in Texas. From this Task Force, along with input from numerous other stakeholders, a white paper titled Building the Texas Computer Science Pipeline: Strategic Recommendations for Success was released. The whitepaper outlines four primary barriers and makes specific recommendations for addressing those barriers to improve CS education in Texas.