Google Grant Funds Workshop for Teachers

Submitted by Nina M. Riccio on August 6, 2012

With the help of a grant from Google, the School of Engineering presented a three-day workshop for 17 area middle and high school teachers to learn how to use “computing education as the glue within science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum development and execution,” and create exciting ways to teach their students. The goal is to share educational methods for creating and integrating interactive educational computer games into the curriculum to help students learn and apply computer science and engineering concepts throughout STEM.

Dr. Amalia Rusu, assistant professor of software engineering, led the workshop. “The workshop delivered

Dr. Amalia Rusu

computer science content that teachers can start implementing in their classrooms right away,” she said. “They are now part of a thriving network of professionals, continuing to foster the relationships built at this workshop. With a great number of teachers on the waiting list, we are hoping that this workshop becomes a tradition at Fairfield and we will be able to extend to other school districts in the future.”

Dr. Douglas Lyon was co-leader for the Workshop.

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