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23 STEM teachers complete robotics training at CNA-Q

23 STEM teachers complete
robotics training at CNA-Q

Tribune News Network
As many as 23 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers from public schools across Qatar were honoured at a certificate-distribution ceremony at the College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q) recently.
The ceremony recognised the teachers who completed 30 hours of intensive training in the use of robotics programming in classroom setting. The training programme comprised 10 three-hour training sessions delivered at CNA-Q.
The training was provided in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. 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, which will support the future needs of our progressive and innovative society.
Dr Salem Al Naemi, CNA-Q’s acting president, said: “The close collaboration aims to develop teachers’ competencies by providing them with the needed skills and knowledge in fields of robotics to facilitate the educational process in classrooms, ensuring this knowledge is delivered to school students.
“CNA-Q is one of the leading institutions in the area of robotics and awareness-raising in this important field, as it is important for students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”
The teacher training programme began in 2011 and since then CAN-Q has hosted nearly 800 training sessions. Over 1,000 teachers have attended at least one of these sessions and nearly 400 teachers have completed the full training programme. The Robotics training and its resultant delivery in schools is vital in developing students’ interest in STEM subjects.