Hodges University to Participate in White House Computer Science for All Initiative
Wednesday, September 14, the White House will host a Computer Science for All
summit to address the initiative brought forth by President Barack Obama to
provide students the opportunity to learn computer science (CS) in school.
his 2016 State of the Union address, the president stated, “In the coming
years, we should build on that progress by…offering every student the hands-on
computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one.”
in the 2016 summit will be a White House fact sheet, which will include Hodges
University’s participation, stating, “Hodges University will collaborate with
the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, a nonprofit, to directly
engage and encourage by June 2017, 2,500 K-12 students and teachers in
Southwest Florida to explore computer programming as a problem-solving
mechanism for community issues.”
119 public schools in Lee and Collier counties, Hodges’ Fisher School of
Technology faculty and students, as well as the Southwest Florida Regional
Technology Partnership plan to “provide a two-hour curriculum consisting of
coding and an active discussion on how computer science can provide real
solutions to local problems,” according to Professor Tracey Lanham, program
chair of Hodges’ computer information technology programs.
a strong proponent of technology and STEM-based initiatives in K-12 schools,
Lanham views Hodges’ participation in this summit initiative as an opportunity
to “publically acknowledge and showcase the strides we are making to provide
the tools to teach and learn computer science in grades K-12,” she said.
more information, contact Tracey Lanham at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (239) 938-7779.
To view the official Fact Sheet, click here.
the Fisher School of Technology:
School of Technology was one of the first academic schools established at
Hodges University. Renamed the Fisher School of Technology in 2011, students in
this school have a desire to explore technology and how it can be used to
improve the way we conduct business or the way we live our lives.