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2. Idit and David Meet with Benedum Foundation's Leadership and Present at Pittsburgh Children's Museum
Globaloria-WV State Director David Lowenstein and Foundation President Idit Harel Caperton were invited by the Benedum Foundation's President Pat Getty and Vice President Jim Denova to present to the Kids+ Creativity group at the Pittsburgh Children's Museum on November 17. "Globaloria’s flexibility as a cross-disciplinary instructional tool that directly responds to West Virginia's 21st-century learning objectives makes it one of the most innovative projects we have invested in," said Jim Denova. This event, supported by the Grable Foundation, brings together non-profit executives, academics, technology experts, innovators and educators present their programs and initiatives on fostering creativity in children.
On November 23rd, Rachel Rosenfelt, the Foundation’s Assistant Programs Coordinator, visited Austin, Texas to work with Globaloria students at the East Austin College Prep Academy on developing their original game ideas. "It is amazing to see. After only six months with Globaloria, these students have gone from no experience with learning through game-making, to developing their original math game ideas,” said Rachel. The EACPA 2009-2010 student body consists of 90 6th graders, all participating in Globaloria for 90-minutes a day. The program will expand into a new grade each year as the school grows, until every student from 6th to 12th grades will be using the Globaloria game-based learning to augment their STEM skills. The Globaloria-EACPA program is a joint partnership between the World Wide Workshop Foundation, Southwest Key and AMD Foundation's Changing the Game education initiative.
4. Announcing our Partnership with Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for Computer Science Education Week
The U.S. House of Representatives' recently designated December 6-12, 2009 as CSEdWeek in recognition of the transformative role of computing and rigorous computer science education at all levels. The Foundation team is proud to partner with ACM in a national effort to promote computing education. "It's heartening to see our government supporting the learning philosophy we advance with Globaloria in this week long promotional initiative," said WV-State Director David Lowenstein. "We are excited to collaborate with other innovative programs and associations to help inspire educators all over the country to leap into computing, software engineering and design." CSEdWeek is sponsored by the Computer Science Teachers Association, National Center for Women & Information Technology, National Science Foundation, Anita Borg Institute and Computing Research Association, Google, Intel, and Microsoft.