Back to School: New Program Advances Coding Education for Teachers
March 22, 2018
What is the future of work?
In the next decade, job growth in the computer science and information technology sectors is predicted to exceed that of all other occupations, according to the Education Commission of the States. Yet, today's students are lagging in math and science. In addition, a high number of students are taught these skills by teachers who have very little training in the subject.
To close these gaps, Honeywell and Georgia Tech are launching the STEM Teacher Leadership Program at Georgia Tech, a software engineering and computing training that brings advanced teaching techniques to middle and high school teachers in Metro Atlanta.
“By offering new teaching techniques in these subject areas to Metro Atlanta teachers, we hope to prepare students to join a workforce where success comes from the ability to logically think through a technical problem and find a way to solve it,” said Jamshed Patel, site leader for Honeywell's Atlanta Software Center, during the STEM Teacher Leadership Program announcement event on Georgia Tech's campus.
“Together with Honeywell's support, Georgia Tech will be able to continue to place strategic emphasis on teachers as they prepare the next generation of STEM leaders,” said Rafael L. Bras, Georgia Tech's Provost and Executive President for Academic Affairs.
Kerry Kennedy, Director, Honeywell Hometown Solutions;Jamshed Patel, Site Leader and Vice President, Honeywell Atlanta Software Center;Dr. Rafael Bras, Provost, Georgia Tech; and Dr. Lizanne DeStefano, ExecutiveDirector of CEISMC, Georgia Tech
The program was developed in partnership with Honeywell Hometown Solutions. “Today's partnership between Georgia Tech and Honeywell perfectly aligns with our global STEM software engineering strategy,” said Mike Bennett, Vice President of Communications for Honeywell. “By bringing together industry and academia to get students motivated to pursue STEM and STEM-related careers, we can harness the power we collectively have to make a difference in the next generation of leaders.”