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Decode the Future: A Counselors Guide to Computer Science

April - December 2024

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This FREE workshop series for middle and high school counselors and curriculum directors will focus on developing a deeper understanding of computer science and related careers. A strong focus will be on student engagement strategies to utilize during individual academic career planning and course selection discussions. Attendees will engage in hands-on activities to explore computer science concepts, connect with post-secondary institutions and industry professionals to examine career opportunities within computer science for students. In addition, the workshop series will provide an opportunity for attendees to analyze and interpret data provided within Xello, a College and Career Readiness software for student career planning.

If you are interested in learning more about the workshop, please complete the Interest Form

Please contact Amy Bires or Tina Lemmens for more information.

Workshop Topics:

  • Speaker panels - industry experts & post-secondary institutions
  • Hands-on computer science activities
  • Discussions for academic career planning meetings
  • Xello:  Deep dive into data
  • Youth apprenticeship
  • Student connections & opportunities
  • Cybersecurity activities

Workshop Dates

April 18, 2024 In-person   9:00 am - 3:00 pm

June 11, 2024 Virtual   8:30 - 10:30 am

August 12, 2024 Virtual   1:00 - 3:00 pm

September 27, 2024 In-person   9:00 am - 3:00 pm

October 17, 2024 Virtual   8:30 - 10:30 am

December 13, 2024 In-person   9:00 am - 2:00 pm

In-person meeting will be hosted at CESA 7 in Green Bay and virtual meetings will be 2 hours during the day.