Share this

UNI to offer summer computer workshops for area teachers

May 5, 2011
Contact: 

Ben Schafer, associate professor, UNI Computer Science, 319-273-2187, Schafer@cs.uni.edu

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Computer Science will offer two workshops this summer for middle and high school teachers. Each workshop will focus on different computer-based tools, which can be used by teachers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

Participants who attend each three-day summer workshop and complete a fall follow-up activity will receive 1 hour of graduate credit and free tuition, thanks to a donation from Google. Teachers may participate in both workshops.

The first workshop, entitled Scratch in Education, will help prepare teachers to have their students use graphical programming software in their classrooms. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 20 through 22, plus one follow-up Saturday in November.

The second workshop, Simulation Tools for Education, will help prepare teachers to teach students about various simulation tools. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 27 through 29, plus one follow-up Saturday in November.

For more information, contact Ben Schafer at 319-273-2187