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New STEM academy targets adult learners

May 11th, 2016

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University of Denver, Silicon STEM Academy launch ‘STEM for Grown-Ups’

The University of Denver’s Center for Professional Development and Silicon STEM Academy (SSA) have partnered to provide “STEM for Grown-Ups”, a new curriculum of interactive STEM-Intensive CEU courses and pathways for teachers and other professionals.

The Continuing Education programs cover a range of tech curriculum including computer programming, mobile application development, robotics, Arduino electronics and digital media.

“STEM for Grown-Ups offers everyone the opportunity to come back to school and learn the latest in the STEM sciences. The program will equip professionals with the tools to thrive in an ever more STEM-focused world,” said Dr. Kim Gorgens, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, and Executive Director of the Center for Professional Development of the University of Denver.

Professionals interested in sampling STEM for Grown-Ups can choose from a selection of six courses in computer programming, robotics, app development and more during an introductory 5-hour immersive course on June 18.

This collaboration will present opportunities for teachers and professionals to acquire the knowledge and resources they need to integrate 21st century subject matter and critical thinking skills into their disciplines.

For educators in particular, the University of Denver and SSA will motivate and inspire them with the newest technology to keep their skills sharp and ready to share with their students.

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Laura Devaney

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