Forge Institute will be developing computer science curriculum for high schools as part of a partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE)
Through this partnership with the ADE Office of Computer Science, Forge Institute will create new computer networking training for Arkansas high school teachers. The training is designed to enhance the cyber-workforce capabilities of Arkansas workers.
“Creating a student body well-versed with computer skills starts with teachers properly trained,” Arkansas state director of computer science education Anthony Owen said in a statement. “We are happy to supplement the top-notch training our Statewide Computer Science Specialist Team has been and will continue providing with the expertise that Forge Institute and its exceptional technical experts can provide. ”
This training will give teachers hands-on lab experience, as well as materials that they can use in their classrooms. This training initiative is expected to launch in July 2021.
“Computer networking is a fundamental part of our lives,” Forge Institute executive Scott Anderson said. “Today’s world runs on computers and smart devices; your TV, your car, your watch, and now your coffeemaker are all connected.”