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In 2019, Rock CS – Rocky Mountain Computer Science Conference for P-12 Educators was a grant funded professional development event designed by Adams 12 Five Star Schools and St. Vrain Valley School District and open to all educators at no cost.

This event supports P-12 teachers with teaching computer science (CS) and computational thinking. Whether you’re a dedicated tech/CS teacher or a classroom teacher interested in learning how to integrate CS or the new Computational Thinker standards in the ISTE Standards for Students, this conference is for you!

Why Rock CS?

Over 90% of parents want schools to teach computer programming, and students love it.

Computer science opens more doors than any other discipline. Learning the basics will help students in any career—from architecture to zoology. 71% of all US jobs require digital skills. And high-skilled computing occupations are the fastest-growingbest-paying, and now the largest sector of all new wages in the US.

Colorado currently has 15,624 open computing jobs (3.3 times the average demand rate in Colorado). The average salary for a computing occupation in CO is $99,921, which is significantly higher than the average salary in the state ($54,050). The existing open jobs alone represent a $1,561,162,579 opportunity in terms of annual salaries.

More Information

Computer Science Education in Colorado | ISTE Standards for Educators – Computational Thinking Competencies