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Free Computer Science Workshop for Teachers This Summer

Computer science and programming are becoming an essential tool in the world today. Teachers at all grade levels who want to learn how to bring computer science into their classrooms are invited to participate in a free three-day workshop at Michigan Technological University this summer.

The workshop is scheduled for Aug. 15–17 at Michigan Tech in Houghton, Michigan. It is  funded by a Google Inc. Fund of Tides Foundation grant

Participating teachers will be housed at the Magnuson Franklin Square Inn at no cost to themselves.  Meals, a stipend to assist with travel and other expenses, and a year of technical support from a Michigan Tech computer science graduate student are also included.

Workshop topics include basic understanding of computer science, integrating programming into new and existing courses, a K-12 computer programming curriculum developed at Michigan Tech and how to increase interest in computing among girls.

There will be a special session for school administrators on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 16, to help them understand the value of computer science education, the need for computer scientists in industry and the breadth of the field.

For more information and to apply, go to https://sites.google.com/a/mtu.edu/cs4hs-up/workshop or email Charles Wallace, wallace@mtu.edu.

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