The Quincy University Computer Science Department and Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center, with support from Western Illinois Computing Educators (WICE), will host a 2-day Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) workshop August 8 and 9, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 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.

This workshop will be dedicated to 6th-12th grade teachers and administrators, and CPDUs and a stipend will be provided to all participants.

“Information technology is permeating many aspects of daily life and is being integrated into businesses and products throughout society. Living in a digital age, students need to understand the tools that they are working with,” said Dr. Jiang Li, associate professor of computer science, “Computer Science is a way of thinking; it is a way of viewing the world. It develops students’ quantitative reasoning skills.”

Quincy University is the recipient of a Google CS Educator PD grant funded by Google Incorporated. The Google CS Educator PD 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.

Register for the workshop online at

Registration is first come first serve, but preference will be given to local Computer/ IT instructors.

For more information, contact Dr. Jiang Li at 217-228-5432 ext.3264 or; Kaleb Smith at 217-224-3775 or; Lisa Schwartz at 217- 430-6976 or

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University ( is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.