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Broadening Participation in CS [clear filter]
Thursday, May 16
 

11:40am CDT

Equity in CS: Recognizing & Interrupting Bias
We know there are large gender and race gaps that currently exist in computer science and STEM fields.  But did you know that our subconscious can play a role in those gaps?  Come join us as we discuss our own personal bias, how to recognize it, and what we can do about.  We will discuss steps to take to increase participation among all students in computer science education.

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Speakers
avatar for Code Savvy/MNCodes Educator Training

Code Savvy/MNCodes Educator Training

Director of Educator Training, Andrea Wilson Vazquez
Code Savvy's MNCodes Educator Training program works to empower K-12 educators through hands on training and coaching to provide equitable and engaging computer science education to all learners. #MNCodes**Be sure to stop by to enter in the drawing to win a complimentary registration... Read More →
avatar for Lana Peterson

Lana Peterson

Director of Community Engagement, University of Minnesota


Thursday May 16, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm CDT
Theater

1:40pm CDT

Gender Equitable and Culturally Relevant Teaching and Learning in CS
The gender gap in computer science classrooms will continue to persist until we can create the supports needed for ALL students to develop positive STEM identities. While there is abundant research on engaging girls and underrepresented minority students, educators need specific practices for the classroom. Since 2010 the SciGirls Strategies have been used by over 3,000 formal and informal educators in STEM and CS classrooms. After two years of reviewing research, the updated SciGirls Strategies are available. The SciGirls Strategies provide specific practices for engaging girls in STEM with detailed tips that allow any educator to easily implement them in their classroom. This session will introduce attendees to the new strategies and include time to discuss how to apply the practices in their classroom. Participants will leave the session with a copy of the strategies and inspiration to develop new gender equitable and culturally responsive computer science programming.

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Speakers
avatar for Katie Hessen

Katie Hessen

STEM Content & Outreach Specialist, Twin Cities PBS: TPT


Thursday May 16, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Theater

2:40pm CDT

Using Technology as a Tool for Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies
The purpose of this session  is to help teachers, incorporate Digital Kinship instructional strategies into your classroom curriculum and pedagogy.
In addition we will explore ways to engage diverse student in authentic relevant ways while at the same time providing a pathway for 21st Century Technology skills.

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Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lanise Block

Dr. Lanise Block

Founder, CEO, Sankore Consulting


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm CDT
Theater