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Summer Teacher Workshops


In 2009 and 2010 the Bridges program was pleased to offer summer workshops geared toward high school teachers and instructors of introductory computing courses. These workshops were offered in tandem with the workshops for high-school students and gave educators the opportunity to learn about the software and materials used by the Bridges program.

These workshops were offered as part of the Teacher Enrichment for Computer Science (TECS) program of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and were funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program. Workshops covered a range of hands-on, context-based interdisciplinary approaches to introducing programming and fundamental computing concepts at the entry level.

Topics included robotics and simulation, games and graphics, cryptography and network security, web design, geographic information systems and A+ certification. Participants were engaged in hands-on activities and discussion, and received materials to help integrate Bridges modules in their own classrooms.

Current Offerings

Starting in 2011 we have made our summer program and our weekend classes open to any high-school teachers who are interested in observing our program.

For more information, please contact:
Prof Elizabeth Sklar,
CUNY Brooklyn College,
sklar@sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu