The Rutgers University Center for Effective School Practices and Computer Science Department, alongside the CS4NJ Coalition, hosted the 2021 New Jersey Computer Science Summit on Scalability and Diversity. This was the 5th of the annual summits and offered over 15 sessions to stakeholders of computer science education focusing on pedagogical approaches, new student learning standards, and common problems of practice.
The summit’s keynote presentations featured remarks from Governor Phil Murphy reaffirming his commitment to increasing rigor and access to computer science in New Jersey and Dr. Nicki Washington, who invited attendees to reflect on their (in)action in creating more equitable and inclusive learning environments.
The Center would like to thank our speakers, panelists, and attendees for making the 2021 Summit such a success. With over 250 stakeholders registered, representing over 100 educational agencies, this was our largest summit yet, and we are looking forward to continuing this work in the future.