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Gender and Minority Equity

Author: 
NCWIT
Issue Date: 
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Description: 
This set of pdf files is from the National Center for Women in Information Technology can be used to present a compelling case for changing the approach to teaching CS. These changes are relevant not only to females but also males and to underrepresented groups in general. Ideas include relevance of problems, more explicit role-modeling, collaborative learning including pair programming and creating an inclusive classroom climate. Information about the Media Computation course at Georgia Tech as a first course, statistics about women in IT, evidence of the value of CS at the high school level and ideas for recruiting females are included.
Keywords: 
gender equity, collaborative learning, pair programming, Media computation Course, Georgia Tech, Teaching Programming using Legos, classroom climate, conversational classroom, intentional role modeling, recruiting women and girls
Education Levels: 
Middle School
High School
Intended Audience: 
Educator
Learner
Type: 
Reference Material : Article
Publisher: 
Santa Clara University
URL: 
www.ncwit.org
CSTA Classification: 

CC.PS-01

Promotional Ideas, such as for recruiting students and presenting parent information nights

CC.PS-03

Equity Issues: strategies for broadening participation of females and members of under-represented populations

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