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Equity Strategies for K-12 STEM: A focus on gender, race, & computer science
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Part of MAEC’s Boosting Success for 21st Century Learners Webinar Series, this webinar allows participants to learn about and explore key concepts in creating equitable computer science curricula and classrooms. These research-based approaches enable educators to welcome and support underrepresented populations (e.g. girls, African Americans, Latinos/as) in learning computer science and considering computer science careers.

 

This session was originally held on March 16, 2015

Presenter:
Melissa Koch, Senior Education Developer, SRI International and Director of Build IT, ICT4me, and InnovaTE3

Description:
Why all the fuss about computer science, coding and underrepresented populations? Can we just give everyone more time learning to code? This interactive workshop allows participants to learn about and explore key concepts in creating equitable computer science curricula and classrooms. These research-based approaches enable educators to welcome and support underrepresented populations (e.g. girls, African Americans, Latinos/as) in learning computer science and considering computer science careers. Much of the workshop’s content is relevant to other STEM subjects as well.

Learning Outcomes:

– Learn about strategies for recruiting and retaining students in computer science classrooms and encouraging students’ computer science learning; and

– Gain familiarity with key issues in computer science specifically and STEM in general, such as stereotype threat, role models, effort-focused mindset, collaboration, play, and social and personal connections.

Equity Strategies for K12 STEM.pdf (PDF)

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