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Eric Allatta
Eric Allatta
Eric Allatta is a founding computer science teacher at the Academy for Software Engineering
Brief Biography

Eric Allatta is a founding computer science teacher at the Academy for Software Engineering, a new, unscreened public high school in New York City where ALL students complete a four year sequence in computer science. For the past three years, Alatta has moderated a monthly meetup for the computer science education community that has grown to over 1,700 members. He is a regular presenter at teacher professional development sessions on a variety of computer science curricula. He is a member of the AP Computer Science Principles pilot group, and is passionate about developing a CS Principles curriculum based on the Bootstrap and How to Design Programs pedagogy. He hopes to see the growth of spaces where teachers can identify themselves as professionals and where they can have a voice in shaping their own professional development. About CSNYC CSNYC (the New York City Foundation for Computer Science Education) was established in 2013 to ensure that all of New York City’s public school students have access to CS education. CSNYC has helped launch two new public high schools—the Academy for Software Engineering (AFSE) and the Bronx Academy for Software Engineering (BASE)—and continues to identify and support promising CS education programs. To date, CSNYC has reached 150 schools and more than 12,000 students. Visit www.csnyc.org to learn more.


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