The CSTA Equity Fellowship is a selective, year-long program designed to develop leadership in equitable teaching practices and advocacy. The program will both provide leadership development opportunities to the fellows and identify opportunities for the group to develop ongoing, peer-to-peer professional learning experiences focused on addressing issues of equity in the computer science classrooms for all CSTA members.

We are currently reviewing applications for the 2020-21 Equity Fellowship and will announce the next cohort in September. We expect to open applications for the 2021-22 cohort in July 2021.

Announcing the 2020-21 Equity Fellows 

  • Megan Bowen: Technology Coordinator/Integration Specialist and CS Teacher, Grades 6-12, at Salem Academy Charter School (Salem, MA)
  • Sarah Ciras: Special Educator, Grades 9-12, at Landmark School (Beverly, MA)
  • Eric Foster: CS Teacher, Grades 9-12, at George Westinghouse High School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Shaina Glass: Program Director of Technology Applications & STEM, at Aldine ISD (Houston, TX)
  • Mayné González Osorio: CS Teacher, Grades 3-12 at José E. Aponte De La Torre (Carolina, PR)
  • Deb Harding: CS Teacher, Grades 6-8, at STEM Launch Adams 12 (Thornton, CO)
  • Shiela Lee: STEM/CS Teacher, Grades PK-5, at PS 59, Beekman Hill International School (New York, NY)
  • Lilibeth Mora: Equity Teacher Leader - Instructional Coach, at Vallejo City Unified School District (Vallejo, CA)
  • Elizabeth Naameh: Math/CS Teacher, Grades 9-12, at USC Hybrid High (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Laura Ramirez: Curriculum Tech Integration Specialist, Grades PK-5, at Buena Vista Horace Mann (San Francisco, CA)
  • Dominick Sanders: CS Teacher, Grades 6-12, at Valor College Prep (Nashville, TN)
  • Leon Tynes: Technology Teacher, Grades 3-8, at Academy of Math & Science: Desert Sky (Phoenix, AZ)
  • John Underwood: Instructional Specialist of STEM Programs, Grades 6-12, at East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • James Winn: Library/Media Specialist, Grades 9-12, at Wyoming Indian High School (Ethete, WY)
  • Eboni Zook: Technology Teacher, Grades 9-12, at Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (Baltimore, MD)

2019-20 Equity FellowsInaugural Cohort of Equity Fellows

Selected Projects

Create Equity in CS Education Website
CS Playground course map
Create Equity in CS Education
Cindy Wong and Todd Lash synthesized seven key themes for how to promote Equity in K-12 CS education based on countless interviews and discussions with Equity Fellows and other leaders. Their website provides quotes, descriptions, strategies, and resources for each of these themes.
CS Playground: Equity & Exploration
Noelle Valentine created this semester-long professional development course for 6-12 CS educators. The assignments alternate weekly between relevant equity discussions and creative coding projects on a range of popular platforms. It was first offered in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District in Spring 2020 and will be pushed out statewide in 2021 to support the professional growth of all Alaskan CS educators.
 
CS is... posters Conceptual Framework
Demystifying CS
Dr. Abigail Joseph created several social media and poster campaigns to expel myths, broaden definitions, open possibilities, and start conversations to encourage integration of CS into every classroom. Download her posters:
 
The Value of Unit Zero
Charity Freeman developed resources and strategies to build a strong classroom culture that values all student identities. The first few weeks of a CS course are key to establishing trust, procedures, and community. This begins with the syllabus and course design.
Voice articles by Equity Fellows
Developing Culturally Responsive Curriculum
Shana V. White and Michelle G. Lee developed a process and framework for creating anti-racist, culturally responsive, and student affirming curriculum. They led workshops on Friday, July 24, 2020:
 

Flashtalks

CSTA’s Equity Fellowship is made possible in partnership with Microsoft and Pluralsight One.