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07/21/17

Contact: Beth Stefanik, Director of Communications
434.296.5106 (o) | 434.282.4371 (c) | bstefanik@stab.org

MEDIA ADVISORY

STAB Hosting Free Computer Science Institute for Educators July 27 & 28

Charlottesville, Va., July 21, 2017 – St. Anne's-Belfield School will host a free Computer Science Institute for educators around the region on July 27 and 28 as part of it's Learn to Learn professional development series.

 

"The purposes of the CS Institute are to demystify computer science for K - 12 educators, to build a regional computer science education community, and to increase access to computer science education for all students," said co-coordinator, School computer science teacher, and Tech-Girls founder Kim Wilkens.

 

A total of 55 educators from 15 private schools, public school districts, and after school programs will be participating. Jeffrey Spies of the Center for Open Science will give the opening keynote address for Thursday's Learn-a-Thon. ReinventED Lab and David Chen and Jennie Chu of U.Va. will provide a design thinking overview and challenges on Friday, with workshop leaders from the School, U.Va., Albemarle County Public Schools, SmartCville, and Mozilla also involved in Friday's Design-a-Thon.


LOCATION: St. Anne's-Belfield School Brennan Hall (Learning Village Auditorium), 799 Faulconer Drive

DATE: Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28

TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (both days)


Coverage of this event is encouraged. Please contact Beth Stefanik (details above) by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26.

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St. Anne's-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of more than 900 students and 120 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades nine through twelve. Seventeen countries are represented in the student body, with 40 percent of families receiving financial aid. More information may be found at www.stab.org

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