Our ongoing commitment to support computer science educators in Europe

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    The need for employees with computer science (CS) and coding skills is steadily increasing in Europe—by 4 percent every year between 2006 and 2016 according to DigitalEurope.  But educators are struggling to keep up with the demand, often because they lack the professional development, confidence and resources to successfully teach their students. 

    Because of these challenges, we’re working to increase the availability of quality computer science education and access to CS skills by empowering CS teachers globally. We’ve recently launched new support in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through CS4HS, a program to fund universities and nonprofits designing and delivering rigorous computer science professional development for teachers.

    We’re excited to be working with 79 organizations worldwide, and 28 in the EMEA region, who are committed to increasing the technical and teaching skills of educators, and building communities of ongoing learning. We believe that these organizations are committed to delivering high-quality teacher professional development programs with a deep impact in their local community and a strong potential to increase their reach.

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    Growing the community of computer science educators  

    Over the past 10 years, CS4HS has contributed $10 million to professional development (PD) providers around the world to help develop and empower teachers—like Catrobat, a non-profit initiative based at Graz University of Technology in Austria who created a free online course for students and teachers, and the University of Wolverhampton, who created a free MOOC to empower teachers of computing to teach programming in the new computing syllabuses in England, among others.

    We’re excited to support new and future CS educators around the world. Even though computer science is a relatively new discipline for most schools, the enthusiasm is growing and teachers have a critical role to play in fueling their students’ interest and participation. These grants will help universities and nonprofits reach educators with PD opportunities that enhance their CS and technical skills development, improve their confidence in the classroom, and provide leadership training so that they can be advocates for CS education in their communities.

    2017 awardees in EMEA

    Asociatia Techsoup Romania

    Ideodromio, Cyprus

    Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Informatica, Italy

    Lithuanian Computer Society

    Dublin City University, Ireland

    Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

    EduACT, Greece

    Graz University of Technology, Austria

    University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Asociatia Tech Lounge, Romania

    Association Rural Internet Access Points, Lithuania

    University of Wolverhampton, UK

    Universidad de Granada, Spain

    University UMK Toruń, Poland

    Hasselt University, Belgium

    Jednota školských informatiků, Czech Republic

    University of Lille - Science and Technology, France

    University of Roehampton, UK

    University of Urbino, Italy

    ETH Zürich, Switzerland

    Vattenhallen Science Center, Lund University, Sweden

    University College of Applied Sciences, Palestine

    Hapa Foundation, Ghana

    Let’s Get Ready, Cameroon

    Swaziland Foundation for STEM Education

    Laikipia University, Kenya

    Mobile4Senegal

    Peo Ya Phetogo in partnership with University of the Western Cape & Mozilla Foundation, South Africa

    To discover more about CS opportunities near you, explore our educator resourcesstudent programs and resources, and tools.





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