In January 2023, Prof. Maria Savva traveled to India as part of a two-week faculty development seminar sponsored by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).
On Wednesday, May 10 at 3:00pm, Prof. Maria Savva and Jeff Badger, CAORC program director, will be presenting this life-changing opportunity that is available to administrators and faculty (including adjunct faculty) working at community colleges. Professor Laura Penman, a Biology professor at Monroe Community College, will also join this presentation.
Professors Caterina Almendral, Angela Cornelius, Monika Ekiert, Leigh Garrison-Fletcher, Michele de Goeas-Malone, Givanni Ildefonso, Bede McCormack and Maria Savva have joined a 14-million-dollar, four-year initiative that aims to support teacher educators in infusing computational thinking and computer literacy into their programs. Funded by Google, Gotham Gives, the New York City Department of Education and the Robin Hood Learning Technology Fund, the initiative includes adapting existing lessons and developing instructional units and courses for pre-service teachers, with a focus on equitable and culturally responsive computing education.
After completing intensive professional development centered around computational thinking, computer science and digital literacy through CUNY CITE each of the eight faculty members worked on projects to integrate computational thinking into coursework, in alignment with the New York State Computer Programming and Digital Literacy Standards.