The hands-on workshop teaches computer science and Internet safety in an exciting way through the use of innovative technology and educational video games. ESHS’ visionary student mentors are enrolled in the high school’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering Pathway, and in conjunction with the Computer Science Club they established ESCEI last fall to provide computer science and Internet safety education to elementary school students. The Engineering Pathway is funded by Chevron—a long-time community partner for the ESUSD and a corporate sponsor of PLTW.
“We encourage all ESUSD fourth and fifth grade students to attend this exciting event,” said Shrenil Sharma, the ESHS junior who founded ESCEI along with some of his Engineering Pathway classmates. “This workshop will use the popular hobby of video gaming to spark an interest in the wider field of computer science.”
The ESCEI website at www.escei-eshs.com is a great source of program news and upcoming event information for parents and students.
About the El Segundo Unified School District
The El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) was established in 1912 to serve all of the residents living in the City of El Segundo and covers the western part of the city. ESUSD consists of six schools including the Eagle’s Nest Preschool, Richmond Street and Center Street Elementary Schools, El Segundo Middle School, El Segundo High School and the Arena/Virtual High School, as well as partnerships with the South Bay Adult School and California Regional Occupational Center (SoCal ROC).
# # #
Caption: ESUSD fourth and fifth grade students will have a chance to learn about computer science and Internet safety at the El Segundo Cyber Education Workshop on March 23 at El Segundo High School.