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Transforming High School Computer Science: The Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC) with Dan Garcia

Please join us for the first CITRIS Research Exchange seminar of the Spring 2017 semester!

“Transforming High School Computer Science: The Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC)”
Dan GarciaSpeaker: Daniel Garcia, UC Berkeley
CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series

Wednesday, January 25
Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Register to Attend

Our Beauty and Joy of Computing course was chosen as one of the national pilots for the new Advanced Placement (AP): Computer Science Principles (CSP) course to broaden participation in computing to traditionally underrepresented groups. Locally offered as a non-majors computing course, BJC was the first introductory CS course in Cal’s recorded history to have greater than 50% female enrollment, and women usually outperform the men! We have reached thousands of learners worldwide through our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) BJCx, and we have provided professional development to over 300 high school teachers nationwide, with plans for 100 more this summer. This talk will review the state of the “computer science for all” movement, and share how we are moving the needle to transform high school computer science, bringing fun, engaging, and powerful introductory computing ideas to the world.

Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted live at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. The complete schedule for Spring 2017 is coming soon to: CITRIS Research Exchange

Live broadcast at  https://www.youtube.com/user/citrisuc/live.
Ask questions live on Twitter: #CITRISRE.
All talks may be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/citrisuc/playlists

Live webcasting of each CITRIS Research Exchange seminar is available at these CITRIS campuses:

CITRIS @ Davis: 1065 Kemper Hall, College of Engineering, UC Davis
CITRIS @ Santa Cruz: Room 595B, Engineering 2 Building, Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz