• Missouri Legislative Day

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    Name: Missouri Legislative Day
    Date: January 17, 2018
    Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM CST
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    This January, the KC Tech Council, in partnership with Code.org, will host business and education leaders from across the state of Missouri to advocate for something that impacts all of us – computer science education reform.

    In order for the state of Missouri to remain competitive, we need your help educating lawmakers about the need for computer science education reform and how it would affect your business long-term. 

    For those traveling with the KC Tech Council:

    8:00 a.m. | Attendees meet at Cerner Innovations Campus
    8:15 a.m. | Bus departs Cerner
    ​All Attendees:
    11:15 a.m. | Arrive at Madison's Cafe
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Luncheon program with remarks from MO Legislators, Code.org officials, Polsinelli, KC Tech Council and others
    1:30 p.m | Split into small groups, walk to Capitol and offices for meetings
    2:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m. | Meet with MO Legislators
    5:00 p.m. | Depart Jefferson City

    Relevant CS Ed Legislation:

    HB 1623 - Pre-filed by Rep. Fitzwater.
    Requires DESE to establish K-12 CS standards, a teacher certification, would allow students to substitute CS for a graduation requirement, and establishes a funding mechanism for teacher professional development in CS. 

    SB 571 - Pre-filed by Sen. Ryan Silvey
    Allows a student to fulfill one unit of academic credit with a district-approved computer science course for any math or science unit required for high school graduation.

    HB 1457 - Pre-filed by Rep. Lauer
    Would require all high schools to offer computer programing.
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    Missouri State Capitol | Jefferson City, Missouri

    Parking for bus pick-up will be at the Cerner Innovations Campus (8779 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138).  Please arrive by 8:00 a.m. as the bus will depart promptly at 8:15 a.m.
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    ​Depart Kansas City at 8:15 a.m.
    ​Arrive back in Kansas City at 8:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Ryan Weber
    $50 (includes transportation to and from KC, lunch and snacks)

    For more information, please contact ryan@kctechcouncil.com.
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