We recently told to you about CS4HS, our workshop program for the high school and middle school computer science teachers in the U.S. We now have the some additional news to share: our 2010 EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) CS4HS awardees have been selected!
The CS4HS program provides funding to the European, Middle Eastern and African universities which work in tandem with local high schools and middle schools to engage pre-university students in computer science. Awardees meet strict requirements: the projects must be scalable, impact a wide cross-section of students from all the backgrounds, conform to a “train the trainer” model and, most importantly, interest and inspire the next generation of computer scientists.
The application review team said that many of the projects receiving funding directly address the training of the computer science teachers in secondary schools. They were particularly excited by the Makerere University and University of Cape Town projects, both of which propose to spread best practice amongst educators in Africa—a new region for CS4HS.