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UA Professor Part of White House Summit on Computer Science Education    /  UA News

Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, was part of a summit to gauge the progress of President Barack Obama’s initiative to expand computer science education to primary and secondary schools.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 19, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

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Area schools paying attention to computer science    /  Decatur Daily

Computer science plays a major role in contributing to an innovative and competitive workforce. So says Hartselle High School computer science teacher Bucky Garner, whose school district is looking to…


Source: Decatur Daily    /    Published: June 6, 2016    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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Cracking the Code – Getting IT in the classroom    /  Let's Talk Tech Podcast

In this episode, show host Dave Miller interviews Dr. Jeff Gray, one of the nation’s leading experts on the front lines of efforts to integrate computer science in the classroom,…


Source: Let's Talk Tech Podcast    /    Published: March 11, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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What’s the Right Age for Kids to Learn to Code?    /  How Stuff Works

Imagine if you never learned addition in elementary school — and when you went to middle school, it wasn’t part of the curriculum. Then came high school, where no one…


Source: How Stuff Works    /    Published: February 11, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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Wanted: AP coding teachers    /  Athens News Courier

Alabama is looking for a few good teachers to bring its technology curriculum up to code with the addition of Advanced Placement coding classes. A + College Ready, the nonprofit…


Source: Athens News Courier    /    Published: January 8, 2016    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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Real talk from real computer science teachers    /  Medium

In 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched an effort to place 10,000 qualified computer science teachers in 10,000 high schools — and eventually to bring computer science to every student in…


Source: Medium    /    Published: December 14, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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Computer coding lesson teaches importance of high-tech jobs    /  The Tuscaloosa News

On Tuesday, Jeff Gray, a professor in the University of Alabama’s College of Engineering, handed a student at the Tuscaloosa Magnet Middle School a smooth white ball about the size…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: December 9, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

Coding Education

For Dr. Jeff Gray the logic is simple: If jobs in computer science are in high demand, yet difficult to fill because not enough students learn the discipline, then much…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 11, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach    /    Features:     

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In praise of computer science expansion, UA professors says discipline as important to teach as dissecting a frog

Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, applauds recent announcement to expand computer science curriculum in New York City, which also comes after a similar initiative was announced…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 18, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach    /    Features:     

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Will Teaching New Computer Science Principles Level the Playing Field?    /  edSurge

It’s no secret that computer science (CS) courses are not a priority in many high schools. Across the nation, many schools get away with packaging courses that teach kids to…


Source: edSurge    /    Published: July 22, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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