message from the official google blog-
With programs like Computer Science for High School (CS4HS), we hope to increase the number of CS majors —and therefore the number of people entering into careers in CS—by promoting computer science curriculum at the high school level.
For the fourth consecutive year, we’re funding CS4HS to invest in the next generation of computer scientists and engineers. CS4HS is a workshop for high school and middle school computer science teachers that introduces new and emerging concepts in computing and provides tips, tools and guidance on how to teach them. The ultimate goals are to “train the trainer,” develop a thriving community of high school CS teachers and spread the word about the awe and beauty of computing.
If you’re a university, community college, or technical School in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East or Africa and are interested in hosting a workshop at your institution, please visit www.cs4hs.com to submit an application for grant funding.Applications will be accepted between January 18, 2011 and February 18, 2011.
In addition to submitting your application, on the CS4HS website you’ll find info on how to organize a workshop, as well as websites and agendas from last year’s participants to give you an idea of how the workshops were structured in the past. There’s also a collection ofCS4HS curriculum modules that previous participating schools have shared for future organizers to use in their own program.
- Supporting computer science education with CS4HS (googleblog.blogspot.com)
- Tell the US Federal Government how to fix K-12 CS Ed (computinged.wordpress.com)
- Google Reflects on Its Contributions to Computer Science Education (searchenginejournal.com)
- A Joint Call for Research on Why Computer Science Education is Important for K-12 (computinged.wordpress.com)
- Do High Schools Know What ‘Computer Science’ Is? (developers.slashdot.org)
- Advice On Teaching Linux To CS Freshmen? (ask.slashdot.org)
- Celebrating the second Computer Science Education Week (googleblog.blogspot.com)