NCWIT will be at SIGCSE 2017! Computer science educators will gather to share new ideas with other educators and experts who are working to develop, implement and engage in computing at all levels of instruction. Follow us on social media for live updates and recommended resources from SIGCSE 2017 using #NCWITOnTheRoad: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And, catch additional conversation by following @SIGCSE_TS and #SIGCSE2017.
Be sure to stop by the Broadening Participation in Computing triple booth in the exhibit hall. NCWIT will join 13 other BPC Alliance organizations to provide information and resources about our work to diversify computing. Learn what’s new, pick up materials, or just say, “Hi!”
EngageCSEdu is a platform for instructors of introductory computer science courses to find and share high quality, engaging course materials. We believe that by empowering instructors to use key evidence-based curricular and pedagogical practices, we can help broaden participation in computing. Visit our booth to learn more! While you’re there, pick up an Engagement Practices poster and other sought-after materials.
Increasing Diversity in the Face of Enrollment Increases // Thursday, March 9 // 1:45 p.m. // 6E
NCWIT’s Wendy DuBow will share interventions undertaken by three U.S. post-secondary institutions that have focused on increasing their female and underrepresented student enrollment. Their efforts all include multi-pronged approaches, which is consistent with the social science research on how to create institutional reform in academic departments.
CSPdWeek: A Scalable Model for Preparing Teachers for CS for All // Friday, March 10 // 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. // 6E
Tracy Camp will host a panel discussion on an “CSPdWeek” — a national event aimed at providing best-in-class PD to teachers across the country. The inaugural CSPdWeek took place in July, 2016 at Colorado School of Mines, and provided a week-long residential experience for teachers attending one of three teacher-focused professional development programs. Additionally, Counselors for Computing, an NCWIT program, provided a shorter two-day experience to 20 school counselors. More than 240 classroom teachers attended CSPdWeek, making this professional development the single largest cross-curricular effort in preparing U.S. teachers to teach computing as part of the “CS for All” movement.
Friday, March 10 // 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. // The Sheraton on the 35th floor in the Cirrus Ballroom
The NCWIT Academic Alliance will host a reception sponsored by Microsoft Research. NCWIT invites faculty members of higher education to attend; both current NCWIT members and those interested in becoming members of NCWIT are welcome. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served!