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What Teachers Really Need From Us

by Selena Deckelmann

Published March 16, 2013 in Technology

We need great resources and great teachers for the next generation of software developers. Hear what teachers say about what they need and what the Python community has to offer K-12 classrooms.

Organizations like the ACM and Computer Science Teachers Association have published reports and a draft curriculum. Jane Margolis and other researchers have published a free PDF book for computer science instruction in grades 10-11. Several ambitious goals have been made to train 10,000 new teachers in computer science, to create national curriculum standards and to change what every child learns.

But there's a huge gap between the goals and reality. Find out what teachers want, how you can connect with teachers in your local area and what the major policy challenges are to reform in the US. Anecdotes from Brazil and Germany will also be offered.