The UKG Academy for Computer Science and Education inspires and cultivates the advancement of a community of K-12 teachers and students who continuously rediscover computing and apply its principles to creatively solve problems and engender innovation.
- To increase the number of South Florida Students who choose a computing major.
- To improve the skills of South Florida high school students in computer programming and problem-solving.
- To increase awareness of South Florida high school computing students about research activities in the area of computer science.
- To increase access to training for South Florida teachers in subjects such as Computer Science Principles and elementary programming.
- To increase the pipeline of computing students who choose to major at FIU and continue to advanced work, including FIU research groups and internships at local companies.
- To improve the teaching skills of FIU programming team members through practical instructional experience and mentoring by FIU faculty.
The UKG Academy for Computer Science and Education offers free training workshops to help existing K-12 teachers to learn and teach programming skills in their classrooms. All teacher training workshops are free and endorsed by Dade County Public Schools. If you are a teacher, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on how to register for these workshops. Click here to add yourself to our teachers-only email list.
For more information on the professional development (PD) workshops, click on Workshops above.
For FIU students who want to know more about and/or join the Programming Team, click here.
For more information on the robotics activities and the FIU student clubs sponsored by the UKG Academy for Computer Science and Education, click here.
For more information on competitions organized by the UKG Academy for Computer Science and Education click here.