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The NCWIT AspireIT Toolkit helps anyone interested in designing engaging and inclusive computer science experiences for K-12 students, with a focus on broadening the participation of girls, women, and other underrepresented populations. The Toolkit equips…

NCWIT AspireIT Toolkit

Technology products and services must serve all populations equitably, which is not currently the case. Without diversity at the innovation table, technology will continue to be biased and limited. This Powerpoint slide deck was created…

How Does the Lack of Diversity in Tech Limit the Technologies We Use? (Slide Deck)

The NCWIT Tracking Tool is an online platform that allows you to visualize your application, enrollment, and graduation data through dynamic charts and tables. The tool guides users in entering data, and outputs data visualizations…

NCWIT Tracking Tool

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is committed to addressing the lack of diversity in the computing workforce by encouraging practices and programs that focus on the underrepresentation of women of all racial/ethnic backgrounds (African Americans/Blacks,…

BPCNet: Get Support for the NSF Broadening Participation in Computing Plan Requirement

The NCWIT Engagement Practices Framework outlines actions faculty can take in their classrooms and beyond to help broaden participation in computing. It is organized around three evidence-based principles for engaging and retaining all students: Make It Matter,…

NCWIT Engagement Practices Framework

Consider these tips and messages as you share virtual reality (VR) with your students.

Counselors for Computing (C4C) Tips to Get Started with VR

Este poster grande para imprimir (24″x36″) proporciona información sobre los diferentes caminos que pueden seguir las estudiantes para hacer su carrera en computación. El poster incluye los pasos concretos a seguir a partir de la…

Caminos que se Cruzan Poster (C4C Intersecting Pathways Poster in Spanish)

The C4C Kit contains the following items: NCWIT COUNSELORS FOR COMPUTING (C4C) RESOURCE BOOKLET (Qty. 1) C4C INTERSECTING PATHWAYS POSTER (Qty. 1) CAMINOS QUE SE CRUZAN POSTER (Qty. 1) C4C STICKER (Qty. 1) VR HEADSET…

C4C Kit

NCWIT celebrates the contributions of Black women and girls in computing by hosting a series of virtual chats: “The Color of Our Future: An Online Conversation Series on the Empowerment and Inclusion of Black Women…

The Color of Our Future: An Online Conversation Series on the Empowerment and Inclusion of Black Women & Girls in Tech

 

 

Powertilt: Examining Power, Influence, and the Myth of Meritocracy Within Technology Teams

School counselors are eager to direct students to viable education and career opportunities. Consider these key points for collaboration as you plan to meet with counselors to discuss ways their professional responsibilities align with your…

Top 10 Ways to Engage School Counselors as Allies in the Effort to Increase Student Access to Computer Science Education and Careers

NCWIT provides these tools in the hopes that you will find them useful as a starting point for your own evaluations. Along with survey questions, there are interview and observation protocols. Some of the survey…

Evaluation Tools

Inspired by teachers creating Bitmoji virtual classrooms, NCWIT has assembled a set of interactive elements to help teachers make all students feel welcome and to maintain and enhance their interest in computing. By adding the…

Virtual Classroom Décor for Computer Science and Tech Educators

“Fostering a Culture of Respect, Inclusion, and Engagement” by Paul L. Marciano | Presentation Slides

Why do some women persist in computing and others don’t? The NCWIT “Learning from Young Women” study was a longitudinal mixed methods research project that explored this question. This longitudinal study included a large sample of…

Learning From Young Women: A Multi-year NCWIT Research Study

“Tech Culture Interrupted” is an engaging and provocative conversation between NCWIT social scientists (Dr. Catherine Ashcraft and Dr. Brad McLain) and a variety of special guests from the tech industry’s top leaders and innovators. The…

Tech Culture Interrupted

Encuentra el camino más adecuado para tu vocación. Esta tarjeta con puntos de conversación explica cómo los intereses y talentos en materia de computación se corresponden con diferentes programas académicos a nivel de licenciatura y…

¿Qué camino en computación es el adecuado para mí?

This resource, co-branded by the six founding PACE (Partnership for Advancing Computing Education) organizations, explains how computing interests and talents line up with different undergraduate courses of study and the careers that follow. Available in…

Which computing pathway is right for me?

Recruit strategically to attract a diverse range of students to your undergraduate computing program.

Top 10 Ways to Recruit Underrepresented Students to Your Undergraduate Computing Program

Computer Science (CS) — not computer literacy — underlies most innovation today, from biotechnology to geoscience to national security. Computer science teaches students design, logical reasoning, and problem solving — all valuable well beyond the…

Moving Beyond Computer Literacy: Why Schools Should Teach Computer Science

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By the Numbers

Check out the most compelling statistics on women’s participation in computing on a single page.

By the Numbers (pocket sized)

The most compelling statistics on women’s participation in IT, in a pocket-sized format for easy distribution and saving.

Intersectionality in Tech 101

Intersectionality is a critical and necessary concept to develop effective programs to broaden the participation of women and girls in computing. This resource provides a…

Learning About Intersectionality: Videos That Spark Conversations

Use this resource to learn ways to talk about identity, intersectionality, gender, sex, sexuality, disability, neurodiversity, race, and ethnicity.

 

 

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NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community Promo Card

Use this card to help spread the word about the Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community.

Who Invents IT? Women’s Participation in Information Technology Patenting (2022 Update)

In 2007 and 2012, the National Center for Women & Information Technology, in partnership with 1790 Analytics, published prior reports on gendered patterns in IT…

NCWIT Resources for Community Colleges

The NCWIT Academic Alliance Community College Involvement Team has selected the resources below as particularly relevant to the community college context: Recruitment (View collection.) Retention,…

Higher Ed Alliance Poster

NCWIT Higher Ed Alliance member representatives can use this poster to announce their commitment to broadening participation in computing. The poster can be displayed on…

The Action to Catalyze Tech (ACT) Report: A Cross-Industry, Multi-Stakeholder Report

The ACT Report is a collaboration led by four key partners — Snap Inc., NCWIT, PwC, and the Aspen Institute — as part of an…

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