Within three breakout sessions, participants will select from 30 different workshops that provide them an opportunity to dive deeper into topics ranging from sharing voice and power with students, examining practices that increase access to marginalized students in CS, inclusive teaching practices, affirming student identities, and culturally sustaining pedagogy and curriculum design. There are sessions applicable to all levels of PK-12 education!
Sharing Voice and Power
Sessions on this topic include strategies on how to give voice through PBL, giving voice and power to young learners, and empowering student voice through data and practice.
Increasing Access: Diversifying CS Field
Topics include how to conduct an equity audit, proven strategies for broadening recruitment, participation, and retention in CS for BIPOC and female students.
Inclusive Teaching Practices
A number of sessions provide insight into instructional strategies you can put in place tomorrow. Topics include supporting emergent bilingual students in CS, SEL strategies for distance learning, helping students with disabilities find success in the CS classroom, leveraging Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in CS, inclusive teaching practices for underrepresented groups and tops and tools for engaging diverse learners.
Affirming Student Identities
Topics examine how to promote and affirm students’ identities, culture, and heritage in CS. Some sessions specifically address intersectionality, LGBTQ+ and indigenous students.
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Curriculum Design
Some sessions provide insight to CS teachers on how to engage in hard conversations with students related to social injustices in our society and develop an understanding of antiracism and how racism shows up in our practice. There are a number of sessions that help you expand your pedagogical practices to be more culturally relevant and sustaining. Topics include a focus on equity, justice, and cultural relevance in curriculum design and assessment, culturally situated design tools, equitable coding program design, and integration of CS skills and processes across all content areas.
The event will conclude with a keynote address by Dr. Kamau Bobb, the Global Lead for Diversity Strategy and Research at Google and the founding Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech. Dr. Bobb’s address, CS Education at an American Inflection, will be a discussion of computing education when democracy is under siege.