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Help Support Arlington Computer Science Teachers on Dec. 7

In recognition of National Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11), join NVTC, Starbucks and CodeVA for a special reception on Dec. 7 where technology professionals from NVTC member companies can meet Arlington County computer science teachers to facilitate the exchange of ideas, develop new mentor relationships and promote collaborative opportunities to better prepare the region’s technology workforce pipeline.

NVTC is committed to building our computer science-literate workforce. Prior to 2014, fewer than 10 percent of schools in Virginia offered computer science, and fewer than one percent of students took a computer science class before graduating. NVTC supported legislation initiated by CodeVA and Microsoft this year which now requires that Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOLs) include computer science and computational thinking, including computer coding. Over the past two years, Arlington Public Schools has made great strides in adding computer science courses and content. Today, more than 600 students in Arlington are enrolled in computer science classes. Many of Arlington’s teachers are new to the subject, and they need your mentorship and support to develop a 21st Century workforce pipeline.

Event Details:
Date: December 7, 2016
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Starbucks Pentagon Row, 1101 S. Joyce Street, Arlington

Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to participate.

Don't miss this special event! RSVP here to attend.