CSU-Global Receives Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) Grant from Google

The 100% online state university will utilize the grant funds to establish a workshop designed to help teachers better integrate computer science concepts and activities into their lessons.

Greenwood Village, Colo. – Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSUGlobal.edu) announced today that it has received a grant from Google’s Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) program to develop an online workshop for K-12 teachers. The goal of the workshop is to provide insight and practical instruction on how teachers can incorporate computer science concepts into their curriculum. It will address site-based, hybrid, and online learning environments and how they can be used to increase student engagement and interest in computer science.

“We are honored to be selected for this grant and are excited to be a part of Google’s CS4HS program,” stated Dr. Jon Bellum, CSU-Global’s Provost and Senior Vice President. “As the nation’s first 100% online, independently accredited, public university, we are able to present a unique blend of technology-enriched learning methods and best practices in educational delivery that is perfect for this initiative. Since our workshop will be held entirely online, time-constrained teachers will have the flexibility to complete the training whenever and wherever is most convenient for them.”   

CSU-Global’s CS4HS workshop is intended to provide a unique learning experience in which high school teachers will explore methods for teaching computer science concepts and participate in a supportive and collaborative computer science community. Teachers will also learn why introducing computer science concepts into lower grades is important and how to utilize various teaching solutions and instructional tools to foster success in computer science no matter a student's learning style.

“As a leader in online education, CSU-Global uses technology in every aspect of the university. We look forward to sharing our expertise and best practices with high school teachers throughout the U.S. to help them better prepare tomorrow’s technology leaders.” said Dr. Bellum. 

More information regarding CSU-Global’s CS4HS workshop will be available in summer 2013. Visit CSUGlobal.edu for more information about the educational programs and other services offered by CSU-Global. Students interested in enrolling can contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-800-920-6723 orAdmissions@CSUGlobal.edu or apply online at CSUGlobal.edu/apply. Classes run year round and start every four weeks.

About Colorado State University-Global Campus

Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) was created by the Colorado State University System Board of Governors in 2007 as the first 100% online state university in the United States. CSU-Global is focused on facilitating adult success in a global marketplace through career-relevant education including bachelor’s degree completion and master’s degree programs. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU-Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty trained in working with adults in an online learning environment, and through its dedication to student retention, graduation, and workplace success. Visit CSUGlobal.edu or call 1-800-920-6723 for more information.