January workshop on teaching diverse students a success!

PSCSTA is thrilled to have hosted Crystal Hess, Computer Science Instructor at Shoreline Community College, for her workshop entitled “Teaching Diverse Students with a Lens on Equity” on January 20. Nearly 20 PSCSTA members and other local CS educators joined us for this session where attendees were challenged to reflect on their teaching practices and how we all could work to create safe and equitable learning environments for all our students. Attendees participated in discussions about their own experiences with…

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Jan 20 Workshop: Teaching Diverse Students with a Lens on Equity in the CS Classroom

When: Jan 20, 12:00 (arrive and socialize), 12:30-2:30 for program with more social time at the end Where: Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Gates Commons (6th floor) Registration: https://pscsta-jan2018.eventbrite.com This workshop, run by Crystal Hess, is designed to engage critical thinking about how to build a collaborative learning community in the classroom that focuses on advocacy for students from marginalized or underserved populations. Participants will engage in activities, discussion, and reflection to generate critical thinking…

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NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Each year, NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) recognizes young women across the US for their interest and participation in computing. Last year, the national winner was one of Lauren Bricker’s students from Lakeside! We also had several runner-ups from the Puget Sound area. Let’s make sure our outstanding Puget Sound girls are recognized again this year! The award application opens September 15th and will close October 31st. Please encourage your students to apply. The big new thing…

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