New partnership to expand access to computer science education for 2,500 students and teachers, transforming how students learn core subjects with constant exposure to STEM and 21st-century skills
Austin, Texas, July 28, 2016 – The Globaloria Company today announced a new partnership with Beeville Independent School District. Beeville ISD will become the first school district in Texas to implement computer science education for all districtwide. This partnership continues a strong legacy of Globaloria’s leading presence in the State of Texas with partnerships in 75 schools impacting 11,000 educators and students, and growing.
“At Beeville ISD, we understand that in order for our students to succeed in the global economy, a strong computer science education is a necessity,” said Dr. Marc Puig, Superintendent at Beeville ISD. “This new partnership with Globaloria marks a major milestone for our district, providing our students with a platform that truly helps exposing to STEM and become global innovators by strengthening their digital, analytical, problem solving, interpersonal and collaborative skills.”
Globaloria is a leading provider of high-quality computer science education, focusing on serving all populations including all underserved communities – including minorities and English language learners – those underrepresented in the tech industry, and those from all socioeconomic backgrounds. The organization has a track record of closing the digital divide across socioeconomic backgrounds and in underserved communities. Beeville ISD, a rural district with 80 percent of campuses designated Title 1, is defying the odds to implement computer science education districtwide.
“Texas can serve as a model for states across the country as they look to implement computer science education programs in their classrooms,” said Robert Scott, former Texas commissioner of education and Globaloria advisor. “The Beeville partnership with Globaloria is another example of how schools across the state are partnering with an innovative leader to ensure all students have resources and skills needed to be true global citizens and innovators.”
“Computer science is the new foundational knowledge for our ever-increasing technological society and represents the new form of literacy in our digital economy, and a necessary mindset for solving the world’s most pressing problems,” said Idit Harel, MIT PhD, Globaloria Founder and CEO. “Access to computer science education is a basic human right and must be integrated in the day-to-day instruction, so students have a truly immersive experience. At Globaloria, we are so proud to be working with Beeville ISD to transform how students learn core subjects with constant exposure to STEM and Computing.”
Globaloria is a leading provider of Computer Science Education throughout the nation. Using our courses and training curriculum, K-12 students (and teachers) learn to design, prototype and program educational video games with industry-standard technology and engineering practices. Our programs have seen success among teachers in schools in rural and urban communities of varied socioeconomic status. Research has shown that Globaloria is scalable and effective, educating students in both conceptual and technical computing skills and content knowledge that result in improved academic performance and increased digital literacy.
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