The Computer Science Teachers Association sent out an announcement about an upcoming workshop hosted in Partnership with the  Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology conference.

http://gracehopper.org/2010/k-12-computing-teachers-workshop/program-overview/

This workshop will convene K-12 computer science teachers who work with under-represented populations of students to:

  1. Instigate a discussion of equity and computer science curriculum;
  2. Create knowledge sharing opportunities on concrete solutions grounded in teachers’ articulated, specific needs;
  3. Disseminate these solutions to a broad audience of teachers, STEM practitioners, and interested stakeholders via workshop, Town Hall meeting and discussion of a newly released white paper; and
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of these solutions in classrooms that serve under-represented student populations.

View the full workshop agenda.

http://gracehopper.org/2010/k-12-computing-teachers-workshop/agenda/

APPLICATION PROCESS

http://gracehopper.org/2010/forms/csta/

Attendance for this workshop is through application process only. To apply for the workshop please submit your application online. Application deadline is Friday, May 14, 2010. Applicants will be notified by email on Monday, June 7, 2010.

In addition to attending the workshop, each participant will receive a scholarship that includes funding for travel (to be reimbursed to workshop participant), hotel accommodation for 1 night, and one-day admission to the Grace Hopper Celebration.