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Sacred Heart University will be the first and only college in Connecticut to offer teachers licensure in computer science with tracks at both the elementary and secondary school levels. "Currently, people who are teaching computer science have gained interest and expertise in the area, but until recently there have been no real state standards undergirding these folks preparation to teach computer science," said Michael P. Alfano, dean of SHU's Isabelle Farrington College of Education. "This unique endorsement is a formal pathway that is standards-driven."
Sacred Heart University has become the official partner of Code.org in Connecticut, joining a nationwide network that supports efforts to expand access to computer science in K-12 schools. Code.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding computer science access to younger students and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Its vision is to ensure that every student has the chance to learn computer science, just like they do biology, chemistry or algebra, according to its website. The organization provides curriculum for K-12 computer science in school districts across the nation.
The Global Education & Health Lecture Series presents Education and Health Systems in Russia, Uganda and Vietnam on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 7:30-9 p.m. (reception at 7 p.m.) in the Schine Auditorium - 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. Guest speakers will include: Daria Artemeva, M.D., a neurologist from Kazan State Medical University, Russia; Duong Duy Khoa, M.D., a physician at Cho Ray Hospital, Vietnam; Emmanuel Dennis Morgan, M.D., a resident pathologist at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda; Nguyen Thanh Nam, M.D., a pulmonologist at Cho Ray Hospital, Vietnam.The event is free, but registration is required.