Code.org selects RUSMP to increase access to computer science education for all students!
As reported in a recent Rice News article, RUSMP is one of the first nine organizations selected by Code.org to provide professional development for K-12 teachers over the next two years to expand pre-college students' access to computer science. President Barack Obama announced the Code.org Professional Learning Partners April 13 at the final White House Science Fair of his administration.
Code.org is a national nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color.
With funding provided by Code.org, RUSMP will bring approximately 250 teachers from the Houston Independent School District and other schools and school districts in the Greater Houston area to the Rice campus for professional development in computer science.
"Code.org is proud to partner with Rice University to expand access to computer science in Houston at a time when the majority of K-12 schools still don't offer it," said Hadi Partovi, founder and CEO of Code.org. "By offering Code.org Professional Learning Programs, RUSMP will give teachers the tools and support they need to introduce foundational 21st-century knowledge into their classrooms and put all students on a path to success in today's high-tech world."
This new partnership builds upon RUSMP's 30 years as a leading education center that provides high-quality programs, resources, support and research for the STEM community. RUSMP continues to be the primary catalyst of sustained, progressive change in education in Houston-area schools and across Texas with its numerous programs for leaders, teachers and students and through its support to schools and school districts.
Click here to find out more about Code.org programs and to register online. Click here to view the Rice News article.