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I would invite and encourage everyone to dig a little deeper into computer science beyond this week. Reach out if you have any questions, would like to collaborate, or just talk about CS - one of my favorite conversations! Now on to our wonderful celebrations.
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#CSEverywhere -  All occupations will have some element of computer science and technology associated with them and require a new skill set aside from just using computers, even in Nevada
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#CSEverywhere -  but we may not understand Computer Science, know how to make the connections for our students from CS to other subjects/careers, or know the first thing about teaching CS to our students. As an administrator, what am I looking for in a CS classroom??
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Did you know that Nevada has its own set of academic content standards for K-12 computer science AND a career and technical education (CTE) Advanced Computer Science pathway for HS? 
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The theme for this year’s CSEdWeek is #CSEverywhere. This theme highlights the impact that computer science is making everywhere and the relationship that computer science has to different subjects, industries, career paths, and our everyday lives.
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Schools and districts can use ARP ESSER funds to advance STEM in Nevada. See funding recommendations from the Governor's Office of Science, Innovation and Technology.

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In this edition of the “STEM School Spotlight,” we hear from Richard Knoeppel, who teaches Architectural Design at Advanced Technologies Academy (A-Tech) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Richard was named 2019 Nevada Teacher of the Year and works on several local and state-level initiatives to advance STEM and CTE in Nevada.

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BuildNV is an 80-hour program adhering to NCCER curriculum and is designed to provide training for workers in construction, building maintenance, related trades, and career technical education. 

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We interviewed Sean Hill to learn how Sierra Nevada Journeys is bringing STEM and the great outdoors together for  programs targeted towards youth education.

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In this edition of the “STEM School Spotlight,” we hear from Adrienne Wiggins, the STEM Coach at Empire Elementary School in Carson City, Nevada.