Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Petrosino Speaks at NSF Workshop in NYC on Synergy Between Coomputer Science and Colleges of Education

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I recently received an NSF award for work with cloud computing with colleagues Walter Stroup (UMass- Dartmouth), Uri Wilensky (Northwestern) and Cory Brady (Vanderbilt). The project will help pre-service teachers develop more fully
participatory and socially-supported approaches to classroom learning, using authentic STEM practices in group-centered learning environments. The work is of particular importance to those who prepare pre-service teachers for the classroom, because most programs don’t use this type of approach in teacher preparation. As part of the project I was invited recently to NYC for an NSF workshop on computer science and Colleges of Education. Here is a little write up on that meeting. -Dr. Petrosino