Only 58 cm tall, Nao (pronounced “now”) is the first humanoid robot and will be on the Quincy University campus for the upcoming CS4HS workshop. NAO is an interactive and personalizable robot companion developed by Aldebaran Robotics, in Paris. Nao robots have been used for research and educational purposes in academic institutes worldwide.
The Quincy University Computer Science Department, partnering with the Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center, will host a 3-day Computer Science 4 High School (CS4HS) workshop on August 9-11, 2016. The goal of this no-cost workshop is to offer a professional development opportunity for tri-state area high school instructors who are interested in implementing or promoting Computer Science (CS) curriculum into their classrooms.
August 9th and 10th will be dedicated to 6th-12th grade teachers, while August 11th will also be open to K-12 teachers. Contents include introduction to CS, Scratch, MIT App Inventor, Google Cardboard VR, open sources from Computer Science education sites, such as code.org, code academy and khan academy.
Quincy University is the recipient of a $28,000 CS4HS grant funded by the Google Inc. Fund of the Tides Foundation. The Google CS4HS program is an annual funding program to improve the computer science educational ecosystem by providing funding for the development and execution of CS teacher professional development worldwide.