Design and Implementation of Computing Curriculum for Middle schools in Qatar

Monday, October 14, 2019 (All day)
CS Smart Lab

Dear All,


You are cordially invited to Dr. Saquib Razak’s talk at 11:30am on Monday, October 14th.

Title: Design and Implementation of Computing Curriculum for Middle schools in Qatar.



The need for computing education in K-12 is being realized all over the world. National curriculum in several countries have created standards to meet this growing need. In most of these instances, the actual implementation of the curriculum, including the technical content is left to individual schools or teachers. In this talk, I present our work in implementing computing curriculum for public and private middle schools in Qatar. I will share our experience in creating the content for this curriculum that was developed in cooperation with school teachers, education professionals, and Ministry of education. I will also talk about our plans for extending this curriculum over all three years of middle school.

Speaker bio:

Saquib Razak is an Associate Teaching Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science from State University of New York, Binghamton in 2009. He has a BS and an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas, Austin. Saquib worked as an Embedded Software Engineer at Motorola Inc. for eight years before moving to academia. His research interests include Embedded Systems, Internet of Things, Wireless Networks, and Computer Science Education.

Hope to see your there.