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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

UNL is working to improve computer science education in schools | NTV

"The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Education and Human Sciences is partnering with Code.org to improve computer science education for Nebraska K-12 students" reports KHGI Nebraska TV

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The university is joining a nationwide network of regional partners that provide high-quality professional development to K-12 educators through local school district collaborations and work to build local communities of computer science educators statewide.

"The goal of our regional partnership with Code.org is to establish the university as a regional hub for K-12 computer science," said Guy Trainin, professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. "We will use our existing strong relationships with school districts and educators across the state to build the knowledge and capacity of K-12 teachers so they can better teach computer science to their students."

According a press release from UNL, the Code.org regional partnership will be part of the department's Tech EDGE program, which Trainin directs. Through Tech EDGE, Trainin has posted more than 300 video podcasts and hosted 20 conferences to help teachers bring technology instruction to their classrooms.

As a regional partner, Tech EDGE will leverage its expertise in hosting professional learning workshops for K-12 educators. Through the partnership, the university will host a number of daylong computer science workshops, a five-day summer experience for educators, and workshops for counselors and administrators of teachers participating or interested in Code.org professional learning programs.
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Source: NTV


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