This week, the EDC-Led Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN) initiative is sponsoring a free, three-day workshop at Framingham State University that will help Mass. teachers learn how to incorporate computer modeling and simulation in their science classrooms (learn more about the three-day workshop in this EDC press release). MassCAN is a coalition of organizations and people collaborating to inspire and educate Mass. students in computing. The workshop is part of the coalition's strategic efforts to expand computing education opportunities for all Mass. students. Led by EDC's Jim Stanton (above), MassCAN is working to achieve an ambitious vision to: (1) Support Mass. students in mastering computational thinking and the ability to develop computer technology based on nation-leading standards; (2) Provide a continuous set of computer education learning opportunities to students across a wide range of subjects throughout their K–12 learning experience; (3) Inform and inspire educators, administrators, parents, and students about the employment opportunities available in technology fields across all industries; and (4) Mobilize, organize, and coordinate collaborators across Mass. in industry, education, nonprofits, and the public sector to enable them to align and engage effectively in achieving and sustaining all aspects of this mission.
Last Updated: July 2015