K-12 Computing Teachers Workshop

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 2:00pm to Sat, 11/12/2011 - 10:00pm

K-12 Computing Teachers Workshop


“Extending Our Reach: New Tools for Engaging all Students”
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
November 11 -12, 2011
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon

Hosted in Partnership with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)

The K-12 workshop is hosted in Partnership with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) and will be the third K-12 teachers workshop held at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. This year’s workshop will build upon the equity issue discussions from the inaugural workshop which culminated in a white paper “Addressing Core Equity Issues in K-12 Computer Science Education: Identifying Barriers and Sharing Strategies.”

The 2011 workshop will convene K-12 teachers who work with under-represented populations of students at the Grace Hopper Celebration to:

  1. Instigate a discussion of equity and computer science curriculum;
  2. Create knowledge sharing opportunities on concrete solutions grounded in teachers’ articulated, specific needs;
  3. Disseminate these solutions to a broad audience of teachers, STEM practitioners, and interested stakeholders via workshop, Town Hall meeting and discussion of a newly released white paper; and
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of these solutions in classrooms that serve under-represented student populations.

View the full workshop agenda.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications are now closed.  All applicants will be notified via email on Friday, July 8, 2011 (updated). 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Registration for the workshop is $40 and includes Grace Hopper Conference activities.  Registration costs will be waived for teachers who are awarded a scholarship to help support their travel costs.  Scholarship awards (to be reimbursed after the conference) include shared hotel for 2 nights, airfare, ground transportation, mileage or gas up to the amount of the travel award. Participants who live less than 1 hour from the conference hotel will not receive hotel accommodations as part of their scholarship and are not eligible to be reimbursed for hotel expenses. 

If your organization is interested in sponsoring the workshop and/or sponsoring scholarships for teachers please contact us.