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Washington Education Innovation Forum featuring Hadi Partovi of

Center on Reinventing Public Education

Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Seattle, WA

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Please join us for a very special Washington Education Innovation Forum.

The University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education, Computer Science and Engineering, and College of Education, along with Washington STEM, are delighted to host Hadi Partovi, co-founder of the computer education nonprofit, and Washington State Representative Reuven Carlyle for a discussion focused on innovative new ways to teach students about coding and computer science. 

In December 2013, more than 20 million students across the globe participated in’s Hour of Code. This event allowed students to try their hand at coding through easy to follow tutorials. The Hour of Code also prompted educator and policymaker discussion about how to provide students with greater access to computer science education. Please join us to hear Partovi’s story of the Hour of Code, what kind of momentum it has generated globally, and what parents, educators, and policy makers here in Washington State can do to prepare our students for Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) jobs. Rep. Carlyle will facilitate a conversation with Partovi and local computer science students.

If you are unable to join us in person, you can watch a live stream of the event beginning at 7pm PDT. 

To learn more about our featured guest, Hadi Partovi, click here.


6:30PM: Doors open

7PM: Introduction by Dr. Ed Lazowska, University of Washington Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering

7:10 - 8:15PM: Panel discussion with Hadi Partovi and Washington State computer science students, moderated by Rep. Reuven Carlyle

Note: Please RSVP through this page. You do not need to bring a printed ticket to the event. If you have any questions please contact Rosa Pazhouh at 

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University of Washington
Kane Hall Room 110
Seattle, WA

Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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Center on Reinventing Public Education

The Center on Reinventing Public Education's Washington Education Innovation Forum series brings together policy leaders, foundations, district leaders, and local and national technology innovators to consider how Washington State can become a leader on the most cutting-edge innovations and uses of technology in education. 

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