Sunday, March 8, 2015

Girl Power: A STEM Event for MIddle and High School Girls
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EST)
Laurel, MD

Kossiakoff Center, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723
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Howard County Tech Council's Women in Technology Hall
Activities by the Society of Women Engineers at APL
Workshops for Parents and Applying to College

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Equity Strategies for K-12 STEM Classrooms: A Focus on Gender, Race, and Computer Science
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (EST)

Presenter: Melissa Koch, Senior Education Developer, SRI International and Director of Build IT, ICT4me, and InnovaTE3

Description: Why all the fuss about computer science, coding and underrepresented populations? Can we just give everyone more time learning to code? This interactive workshop allows participants to learn about and explore key concepts in creating equitable computer science curricula and classrooms. These research-based approaches enable educators to welcome and support underrepresented populations (e.g. girls, African Americans, Latinos/as) in learning computer science and considering computer science careers. Much of the workshop's content is relevant to other STEM subjects as well.

Learning Outcomes:
As a result of your participation in this workshop, you will:

About the Presenter: Melissa Koch is Senior Educational Developer in SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning (CTL). Koch leads multidisciplinary teams in the development and research of engineering, computer science, and technology-based gender-equitable curricula. She is the director of three ongoing STEM programs for underrepresented youth: Build IT, ICT4me, and InnovaTE3.


All online sessions are held in GoToWebinar. More on preparing for participation in GoToWebinar.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Boosting Success for 21st Century Learners: Equitable Practices for High Achievement

The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute
692 Maritime Blvd.
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 

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