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Morris Named in 100 “Superstar” Computer Science Teachers

PATH contractor Sean Morris, a computer science teacher at Albany Unified Schools, was nominated and selected to attend a workshop for 100 “superstar” teachers of the Exploring Computer Science (EC) and CS Principles courses, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Dec. 8-9 in Washington D.C.

“It’s a pretty amazing program to be a part of,” says Morris. “It’s an honor to be chosen, and I am psyched to be learning what my colleagues around the country are doing.”

The 100 Teachers Workshop recognizes top CS educators and provides networking and enrichment opportunities. Dec. 8 coincides with CSEdWeek, the weeklong celebration of Computer Science education.

Morris has been working with PATH on user interface development for the last couple of years, in addition to working with the Computer Science Division at UC Berkeley to develop AP courses for computer science principles.

“Sean has a very high dedication for his teaching and for his students,” says Brian Peterson, PATH Development Manager. “He’s also very dedicated to the work he does for us, which is really good.”

NSF has long been involved in the national movement to improve and increase K-12 computer science education. We funded the development of both ECS and CS Principles, and the professional development efforts that many of you have attended. The real work of scaling CS courses to reach all high schools, though, critically depends the terrific on-the-ground, in-the-classroom work being done every day by computer science teachers like you.