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Acquisition strengthens mathematics and computer science solutions and improves access to 21st-century STEM education for all students
Globaloria, a research-proven provider of computer science courses and pathways that engage students in learning computer science, applied software engineering, and coding, is now part of Carnegie Learning.
Globaloria is known for teaching students how to ideate, plan, research, design, prototype and program computational apps, games and simulations. Globaloria provides teachers — even teachers who've never taught coding and computing — access to hands-on training courses and tools designed to help them use blended-learning methods to teach students how to design and code their own computer games, including math and science simulations.
Adding Globaloria – which combines a project-based learning approach, an intelligent LMS platform, coding courses, and more – means Carnegie Learning can explore new and innovative ways of bringing math to life for students. The goal?
Below are a few words from Barry Malkin, CEO of Carnegie Learning, and Dr. Idit Harel, founder of Globaloria:
Barry Malkin: "As a company intent on changing the conversation around how best to prepare today’s students, expanding our mathematics emphasis to include computer science is a natural evolution. After all, mathematics and computer science are fundamental to STEM and computational thinking and coding is a powerful way to help students become creative problem-solvers, innovative engineers, and mathematical thinkers.”
Dr. Idit Harel: "Carnegie Learning and Globaloria share an ambitious mission — to transform today’s schools, and improve STEM teaching and learning methods that help develop the next generation of creative thinkers, computational builders, and change-makers. As part of Carnegie Learning, we now have the opportunity to accelerate these fundamental learning and teaching literacies by reaching more students and teachers than ever before."
Building STEM skills has never been more critical. According to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, “Economic projections point to a need for approximately 1 million more STEM professionals than the U.S. will produce at the current rate over the next decade if the country is to retain its historical preeminence in science and technology.”* The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the STEM occupation group that is projected to grow fastest from 2014 to 2024 is mathematical science, and the growth in computer occupations is projected to result in nearly half a million new jobs alone.**
* President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Engage to excel: producing one million additional college graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Executive Office of the President of the United States, 2012).
**STEM Occupations: Past, Present, and Future (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017).
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"As a company intent on changing the conversation around how best to prepare today’s students, expanding our mathematics emphasis to include computer science is a natural evolution. After all, mathematics and computer science are fundamental to STEM and computational thinking and coding is a powerful way to help students become creative problem-solvers, innovative engineers, and mathematical thinkers.”
Barry Malkin, CEO of Carnegie Learning