Code School Finland, Google and the City of Hanau in Germany are pleased to announce ‘Code School Hanau’, a digital upskilling programme for teachers in the Hanau area.
Salomé EgglerGoogle Data Centers Program Manager
For the past 3 years, the Code School Europe project has been running as a coding and robotics education programme in schools near Google’s data centres in Finland, Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands and Denmark. Hundreds of teachers have been trained as coding educators and teacher trainers and thousands of students have had the chance to begin their journey in digital literacy. Skills such as computational thinking which underpin the project have a direct bearing upon the creation of a knowledge economy in the future.
January 25th 2024 stakeholders from Google’s new data centre in Hanau as well as City of Hanau personnel met at the Medienzentrum Maker Space to see at first-hand the work that the centre does with local teachers. Over the past number of years, Hanau has invested heavily in digital infrastructure for local schools, from electrical renovation, to connectivity, to the rollout of digital devices for students.
Training starts in April
In April, Code School Finland lead trainers will work with staff from the Hanau Maker Space to train local teachers both online and onsite in Hanau. Teachers will learn how to use block-based programming environment Scratch with their students. The program will also include training teachers as trainers to scale the project locally.
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Google Dr. Ralf Bremer [email protected]
Code School Finland Project leader Neil O’Toole [email protected]