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Join us for a lively discussion of the state of computer science education in Washington State led by Shannon Thissen, Computer Science Program Supervisor, OSPI and Amy Ko, University of Washington, The Information School.

10:30  - 11:00: 
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Details on the State of Computer Science Education in WA state
  • Time for Q & A
11:30 - 12:00 - time to be social and catch up with educators from across the state. 
Attendees will be mailed a Zoom the night before the event. We will only be admitting to the meeting those who have pre-registered, so please be sure to sign up with an email address that you will be able to join the meeting. 
Attendees will have the opportunity to win a free membership to exclusive CSTA+ membership. 

Shannon Thissen is the Computer Science Program Supervisor at Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington State. She has been instrumental in the revision of Washington's K–12 Computer Science Learning Standards and the development of the Guidance of Teaching Computer Science in Washington State Public Schools document that was released in the fall of 2020. 
Amy J. Ko is a Professor at the University of Washington Information School and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. She directs the Code & Cognition Lab, where she studies human aspects of programming. Amy is also the Director of CS for All Washington, an advocacy group of leaders from across the state who are coordinating public and private efforts at bringing CS to every K-12 school. 
Lauren Bricker
Lawrence Tanimoto