This post is a follow up to a story we noted last year.
The Zarb School is an active partner with the Progressive School of Long Island, on Merrick Avenue in North Merrick in a computer education effort.
As recently reported by Brian Racow for the LI Herald:
“The Next Generation Computer Programming Academy — a partnership between the Progressive School and the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University that is funded by a grant from OpenLink, a Uniondale financial software company — launched in 2013. Graduate students and upperclassmen in the Hofstra Information Technology Association teach elementary computer coding to third- to eighth-grade Progressive School students under the supervision of Alex Pelaez, special assistant professor of information technology at Hofstra. OpenLink purchased 30 computer monitors for the school and funds stipends for the lead Hofstra student instructors.”
“In classes ranging from two to 16 students, children use inexpensive computers called Raspberry Pi’s to practice and experiment with coding exercises. Parents buy the devices, which cost $35 each, according to Pelaez. Created by Britain’s Raspberry Pi Foundation, the computers can do simple functions, connect to monitors and keyboards by wire or signal, and are small, lightweight and durable, Pelaez said. Progressive School students bring them to school and take them home.”
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