Google pilots CS Fellows program in Berkeley County, South Carolina

August 9, 2013 at 1:27 am 2 comments

I got to meet Cameron Fadjo at the CSTA Conference in July.  He’s really excited about the project, with lots of energy.  Google says that, if successful, they plan to move it into other areas of the country later.

Six of the fellows are recent STEM graduates. Google is heavily involved with STEM and has a number of national initiatives, including programs in Berkeley County and the surrounding areas.

In addition there are two education researchers: Project Lead Cameron Fadjo and Project Manager Kate Berrio.

“We have fellows from all around the region,” Fadjo said. “The next couple of weeks is introducing them to new things, training them to teach computer science and computer science pedagogy.”

“We envision these folks will be the next leaders in this area,” Berrio said. “We’re adding a leadership element to it. We want to make sure they are well-rounded when they go out into the world.”

via Google pilots teaching program in Berkeley County | Berkeley Independent.

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  • 1. Anonymous  |  August 9, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I’m concerned about a couple of things here – notably the potential for another TFA model (fly by night for ed “reformers” fast on their way to privatizing education).

    Looking at LinkedIn, neither project lead has extensive teaching (nor hardcore tech) experience.

    I’m also concerned with:

    “We envision these folks will be the next leaders in this area,” Berrio said.

    It’s a shame that CS teachers aren’t driving the CS Ed train.

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  • […] is making some serious investments into South Carolina CS education, with their CS Fellows program and with this CS First after-school program.  I’m curious as to why South Carolina first, […]

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