Status 
In progress
James Geller

Dates

Activity Start Date 
May 23, 2016
Target Completion Date 
June 27, 2016
Goal statement 
Train HS teachers who have minimal knowledge and no formal training in Computing in the basics of Computer Science

Meta

Organization
NJIT
Department
Computer Science
UserID
james.geller
City
Newark
State
New Jersey
Activity Description 

Six high school teachers are taking CS 100 together with 21 "normal" students during the current summer class session. The high school teachers did not pay tuition, did not pay fees, do not pay for parking. They are taking part in the same way like all other students.

Progress On Activity 
Teachers have been attending regularly. They filled in and submitted a pre-course questionnaire.
Lessons Learned 
Scheduling is a problem. Courses at NJIT during the summer start before the end of the high school year ends. The administration initially limited me to five high school teachers (although they allowed a sixth one in.) This makes sense as the teachers are "taking away seats from paying students." The course is held in a lab and there is a strict limit of number of students enrolled. One teacher who was interested could not attend due to interference with Ramadan.
Goal tag(s) 
Outreach