Teachers Complete Hands-On Robotics Training at CNA-Q

12/8/2020

23 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers from public schools across Qatar were honoured at a certificate awards ceremony at the College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q) Wednesday evening, December 2nd.

The certificate awards ceremony recognised the efforts of teachers from around the country after completing 30 hours of intensive training and instruction in the use of robotics programming for classroom settings. Each of the teachers had successfully participated in 10 three-hour training sessions delivered at CNA-Q. This training is provided in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, who have been instrumental in ensuring that teachers participate. The free training for teachers that CNA-Q has provided for many years, ensures that the education system in Qatar is both current and capable of developing competence in this area, so supporting the future needs of our progressive and innovative society. In this respect, Dr. Salem Al-Naemi, CNA-Q acting president said: “close collaboration brings us together with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, in the framework of teachers’ competencies development in the country, so as to provide them with the needed skills and knowledge in fields of Robotics to facilitate the educational process in classrooms and ensure this knowledge devilry to school students”. He added “CNA-Q is one of the leading institutions in the area of robotics development and awareness-rising in this important field due to its significance in the direction of student’s attention towards areas of science technology, engineering and mathematics.

This teacher training program began in 2011 and since that time has hosted nearly 800 training sessions; over 1000 teachers have attended at least one of these sessions; and nearly 400 teachers have completed the full training program. The Robotics training and its resultant delivery in schools is vital in developing students’ interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). College of the North Atlantic – Qatar proudly champions the robotics teacher-training program, and the WRO-Qatar robotics competitions, so that Qatar’s students can enhance their interest in science, engineering, technology and mathematics – STEM skills that are in high demand as the country reaches towards the realization of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

 

 

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