Glebova Helps Win $7 Million Education Grant
Dr. Olga Glebova is teaming up with Georgia State’s College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) to bring computer science skills to teachers in urban and rural middle Georgia schools. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded CEHD a $7 million grant, with a portion designated to improving competency in computer science teachers. Dr. Glebova is serving as a co-PI on the grant.
To increase the number of competent computer science teachers in high-need urban and rural schools, Georgia State will collaborate with other institutions in Georgia, including Middle Georgia State University and Fort Valley State University, along with urban school district Douglas County and eight rural school districts in middle Georgia. The program targets paraprofessionals, with the goal of supporting teachers during the early years of their careers. Teachers in the program’s first cohort have recently been recruited.
Dr. Glebova is a lecturer in Georgia State’s Department of Computer Science who studies pedagogical improvements in the teaching of computer science as well as the cognitive aspects of learning. In addition to her work in computer science education, she has a strong interest in bioinformatics.
Story by Ashlie Swanson