A professional development workshop on advanced computing technologies for high and middle school teachers

Conference Paper
Al-Habeeb, Najd Al-Mouh ; Hend S. Al-Khalifa ; Sharefah A. Al-Ghamdi ; Nouf Al-Onaizy ; Noha Al-Rajhi ; Wed Al-Ateeq ; Bashayer . 2016
الوسوم: 
Mobile Applications Development, Advanced Technologies Workshop, 3D printing, Internet of Things, Ro
اسم المؤتمر: 
(2016 15th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET)
تاريخ المؤتمر: 
الثلاثاء, آب (اغسطس) 9, 2016
مستخلص المنشور: 

This paper reports the experience of running a professional development workshop on advanced computing technologies for high and middle school computer teachers. The workshop introduced the teachers to new trends in computing technologies to be applied in the classroom. Thirty-two teachers took part in the workshop and benefited from its content. The workshop covered four different hot computing topics, namely: Mobile Application Development, Internet of Things, 3D Printing, and Introduction to Robotics; topics were chosen based on previous workshops analysis and review. By the end of the workshop, a contest was conducted where the teachers applied what they have learned during the workshop, and prizes were distributed. According to the workshop's post survey, the workshop was successful and teachers expressed their satisfaction with the workshop in general and their desire to attend more future workshops to advance their knowledge in computing.