The University of New Hampshire is now a proud Code.org Regional Partner. We have been chosen to be the designated provider of Code.org Professional Learning Programs in the state of New Hampshire and will work to offer these programs for K-12 teachers around the state.
The STEM Teachers' Collaborative at UNH-Durham and the STEM Discovery Lab at UNH-Manchester have partnered with the CS4NH coalition, an advisory committee of the NH High Technology Council, and are committed to providing all New Hampshire students access to high quality K-12 Computer Science (CS) educational opportunities.
"We are thrilled to become a Code.org Regional Partner in collaboration with CS4NH so that all New Hampshire teachers will have access to high quality professional development in computer science.” said STEM Teachers’ Collaborative Director Laura Nickerson. “New Hampshire has nearly 1,200 computing jobs open, but only graduates around 400 CS majors each year. We must prepare teachers so that students from diverse backgrounds have access to computer science early on in their academic careers, well before the collegiate level. This is a workforce development issue, as well as a diversity issue.”
The STEM TC is an interdisciplinary effort across the University to coordinate and enhance our capacity to strengthen the STEM pipeline, with the primary goal of increasing K-12 teachers’ expertise in computing, engineering and technology and extending the impact of excellent STEM teachers to more students throughout the state. “We’re excited to establish the STEM TC so we can work collaboratively across UNH and with teachers across our state” says Ruth Varner, Director of the Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education.
As part of our commitment to the 100Kin10 network, we will provide more formal learning opportunities for practicing K‐12 teachers to deepen their knowledge in STEM education.
For information on the UNH STEM Teachers' Collaborative, email firstname.lastname@example.org.