HIALEAH GARDENS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL’S ACADEMY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LENOVO SCHOLAR NETWORK FOR NEXT-GENERATION STEM LEADERS
Miami, FL – October, 2014 – The Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) at Hialeah Gardens Senior High School was selected as one of ten academies across the United States to participate in the Lenovo Scholar Network. This program enables the next generation of developers and entrepreneurs, through a robust mobile app development curriculum, to participate in a project-based competition that tasks students with designing and developing a mobile app and business plan for taking the app to market.
The program is intended to provide exposure and encourage student interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by using the App Inventor software developed by the Center for Mobile Learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Students who successfully meet the criteria of the Lenovo Scholar Network will receive a “Lenovo App Scholar” badge of distinction, recognizing their accomplishments in technology, business management, entrepreneurship and product development.
Lenovo will provide PC and tablet devices to the 20 students to assist them in implementing the curriculum. The products include PC devices for student development and coding collaboration, and Lenovo tablet devices for the testing and viability of the mobile app. These Lenovo devices will also enable the students to develop their marketing plan and strategies to bring the app to market.
M-DCPS’ Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with high quality, relevant, career technical education, giving students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in college and careers for the new economy. For additional information, please contact CTE at 305-693-3030 or go to: http://dcte.dadeschools.net
Hialeah Gardens Senior High School AOIT students and their lead teacher, Jose Mendez
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