PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carnegie Learning, Inc., a research-proven leader of mathematics technology, curriculum, and services, has announced that it has acquired Globaloria, a nationally recognized provider of computer science courses and pathways that engage students in learning computer science, applied software engineering, and coding.
Globaloria is known for teaching students how to ideate, plan, research, design, prototype and program computational apps, games and simulations. Developed by Dr. Idit Harel, an MIT and Harvard learning scientist, award-winning tech entrepreneur, and innovator, 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.
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.”1 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.2
"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,” said Barry Malkin, CEO of Carnegie Learning. "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. Globaloria’s robust courses and technology are a tremendous fit for us and our instructional philosophy.”
"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,” said Dr. Harel. “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."
For more information on Carnegie Learning’s unique approach to transforming mathematics learning, visit www.carnegielearning.com. For more information about Globaloria’s Computer Science Courses and Pathways, visit www.globaloria.com/courses-services.
Globaloria is a leading national provider of computer science education. Its blended-learning platform, course catalog for students, and comprehensive teacher-training courses enable PreK-12 students to become socially-minded, innovative change-makers through computer science learning programs. The Globaloria pathways (for CTE, STEM and Core integration) offer effective project-based learning methods to teach computer science using industry-standard engineering practices with professional programming languages and digital communication and collaboration tools.
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Carnegie Learning is a transformational mathematics education company focused on delivering better mathematics learning to all teachers and students. Through research-proven software, textbooks, and professional learning and data analysis services, Carnegie Learning is helping students to succeed in mathematics as a gateway to graduation, college, and the 21st century workforce. Carnegie Learning, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is the sole source provider of MATHia® Software for students in grades 6–12 and Mika® Software for college students in need of developmental mathematics support. Carnegie Learning®, MATHia®, Mika®, and LONG + LIVE + MATH™ are registered trademarks of Carnegie Learning, Inc.
1 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,
2 STEM Occupations: Past, Present, and Future (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017).