REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Feb 13 (Marketwire) --
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)
-- The Oracle Academy and the Computer Science Teachers Association
(CSTA) are working together to train teachers in the U.S. and Canada
to teach the Oracle Academy's Introduction to Computer Science
curriculum to help inspire student interest in computer science.
-- The Oracle Academy's Introduction to Computer Science curriculum
includes Database Design and Programming courses and a Java-specific
curriculum consisting of four courses (Getting Started with Java Using
Alice, Creating Java Programs with Greenfoot, Java Fundamentals, and
Java Programming) that are aligned to Oracle certification and the US
Advanced Placement Computer Science A exam. The Getting Started with
Java Using Alice curriculum engages students with little or no
programming experience to learn basic Java programming concepts using
Carnegie Mellon University's Alice software environment.
-- The Oracle Academy and CSTA will host 32 teacher training events and
workshops and expect to train up to 600 teachers.
-- The effort will involve 18 CSTA chapters from Canada and the U.S. and
the events will run from February through August 2013.
-- More details about the training schedule are available here.
The Oracle Academy and CSTA Collaboration
-- The Oracle Academy and CSTA are both committed to promoting computer
science and technology education to help support computer science
teachers and inspire students to explore in-demand computer science
careers. This collaboration will help further these goals, prepare
students for computing careers and help provide a competitive edge as
they enter the workforce.
-- CSTA is a membership organization that supports and promotes the
teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA
provides opportunities for K-12 teachers and students to better
understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare
themselves to teach and learn.
-- The Oracle Academy provides a complete portfolio of software,
curriculum, hosted technology, faculty training, support, and
certification resources to secondary and higher education institutions
for teaching use. The Oracle Academy supports over 1.9 million
students in 97 countries.
-- "Oracle works to advance education with state-of-the-art technology
programs that awaken and deepen students' interest in computer science
and engineering," said Alison Derbenwick Miller, Vice President,
Oracle Academy. "We are pleased to work with CSTA to help promote and
strengthen computer science education and train teachers across the
U.S. and Canada on the Oracle Academy curriculum. These efforts will
ultimately help expand the reach and depth of computer science
education at the K-12 level, and encourage students to explore the
power of computer programming and the opportunities made available via
computer science education."
-- "Computer science is a constantly changing field and teachers need
access to quality professional development to help ensure exemplary
teaching. This partnership between CSTA, the CSTA Chapters, and the
Oracle Academy will help enable hundreds of teachers to learn new
skills and build strong learning communities," said Chris Stephenson,
CSTA executive director.
-- "Our chapter members are very excited about this opportunity," said
CSTA Boston-Area chapter leader Kelly Powers. "This joint project
between Oracle and CSTA is uniquely attractive. Our chapter members
are constantly looking for opportunities to keep their knowledge up to
date and having this content taught by Oracle experts and also having
the opportunity to pursue certification is what immensely excited us.
This is an opportunity for us to grow both professionally and as a
community of teachers."
-- Oracle Academy
-- Computer Science Teachers Association
About Computer Science Teachers Association
The Computer Science
Teachers Association is a membership organization that supports and
promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing
disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K-12 teachers and students
to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully
prepare themselves to teach and learn. To learn more, visit
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About the Oracle Academy
The Oracle Academy provides a complete
portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty training,
support, and certification resources to secondary and higher education
institutions for teaching use. Faculty can insert these resources into
computer science and business programs, ensuring that students gain
industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce. The Oracle
Academy supports over 1.9 million students in 97 countries. To learn
more, visit http://oracle.com/academy.
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