Posted by CS Teacher Standards Resource Writers on Jul 06, 2021
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View CSTA 2021 session recommendations aligned to Standard 2. Equity and Inclusion.

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With more than 200 sessions to choose from, we know that planning for the CSTA 2021 Conference might feel a little overwhelming. This year, sessions are aligned to the CSTA Standards for CS Teachers to help you find targeted PD to address your professional learning goals.
To make it easier to find sessions, CS teacher standards resource writers have made recommendations for sessions aligned to each indicator of the standards. We will publish these recommendations for one standard each day this week. Today’s focus is Standard 2. Equity and Inclusion:
Effective CS teachers proactively advocate for equity and inclusion in the CS classroom. They work towards an intentional, equity-focused vision to improve access, engagement, and achievement for all of their students in CS.

2a. Examine issues of equity in CS

Applying the CSTA Equity Standards in K-12 CS Education
Session presented by Maya Israel, Meg Ray, and Carla Strickland, on Wednesday, July 14, from 4:10 – 4:55 p.m. ET 

2b. Minimize threats to inclusion

Tricky Situations: How do you respond to biased statements?
Session presented by Colleen Lewis, Charity Freeman, Abigail Joseph, Todd Lash, Mariam Saffar Perez, and Bryan Twarek on Wednesday, Wednesday, July 14, from  5 – 5:45 p.m. ET 

Finding Promising Practices for MS CS Teachers
Session presented by Monica McGill, Kristin Guynn, Angela Prater, Sonnya Preston, Kimberly Elbakidze, and Melvin White, on Thursday, July 15, from 3 – 3:45 p.m. ET

2c. Represent diverse perspectives

Role Models for the Next Generation of Computer Scientists
Session presented by Monica McGill, Kristin Guynn, Angela Prater, Sonnya Preston, Kimberly Elbakidze, and Melvin White, on Friday, July 16, from 11- 11:45 a.m. ET

2d. Use data for decision-making to improve equity

Conduct an Equity Audit to Improve Equity at Your School
Session presented by Megan Hopkins and Hayley Weddle, on Thursday, July 15, from 2:35 – 2:55 p.m. ET

2e. Use accessible instructional materials

What Students Are Excluded from Online CS Content?
Session presented by Richard Ladner and Sheryl Burgstahler, on Wednesday, July 14, at 1:45 – 2:30 p.m. ET
The Inclusive Classroom: Computer Science and ELLs
Session presented by Kimberly Sanchez and Melissa Nicolardi, on Thursday, July 15, from 3:50 – 4:20 p.m. ET

There are so many more to choose from! Use the agenda page to filter down our program. We cannot wait to connect with you during these sessions and more during CSTA 2021! If you haven’t yet registered, head over to the CSTA 2021 website, and secure your spot by July 8.