Workshop for K-12 computer science teachers working with under-represented populations (women, students of color, etc)


K-12 Computing Teachers Workshop

“Overcoming Barriers, Boundaries and Bad News”
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
October 1-2, 2010
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Day 1: Friday, October 1, 2010

All Day GHC Conference Registration
All Day Attend GHC Sessions & Attend Lunches
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Ignite Talks – Ignite Talks are short presentations given by various presenters working on outreach to various communities interested in collaboration.
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Town Hall Meeting: Bridging Boundaries and Creating Capacity: Engaging Stakeholders to Address Equity in K12 Computing
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sponsor Night – This is a networking event to celebrate the conclusion of the 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration. The event features dinner, music and entertainment.

Day 2: Saturday, October 2, 2010

8:00 am – 9:00 am Workshop Registration & Networking Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am Welcome & Keynote (TBA)
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 11:00 am Breakout Sessions I
Social Networking (TBA)

Dot Diva: Changing the Image of Computing: Julie Benyo

An Update on the New AP CS Course: Chris Stephenson and Jan Cuny

An interdisciplinary Approach to Introducing Computing in Grades K-5: Kathleen Larson, Sarah Pennachio, Donna Russo

11:00 am – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions II (TBA)
Open Source: It’s All Out in the Open…But Where Do We Start: Anita Verno, Bill Madden, Leslie Hawthorn

Teaching Programming is Easy with Alice: Steve Cooper

Teaching Computer Science with Toys: Robb Cutler

Modeling & Simulations: Betsy Frederick, Irene Lee

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Panel: Teacher Leadership & Advocacy as a Tool for Broadening Participation: Stephanie Hoeppner, Eugene Lemon, Daniel Moix
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Wrap-up
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Networking & Sponsor Activities

This looks like a great program hosted by the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Get involved, people!

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