Teaching to Diversity in Computer Science

Date and Time: 1-4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Room: 2503B, Kansas City Convention Center


This pre-SIGCSE workshop will provide CS faculty the opportunity to discuss how culturally sensitive pedagogies can enhance underrepresented students’ interest, success and retention in computer science. Following a discussion on what it means to teach to diversity, examples of culturally relevant curriculum will be provided from TIDES institutions and other colleges and universities. Workshop attendees will then be challenged to consider how to infuse culture into their own CS courses. For additional information, please contact Helen Hu.

TIDES (Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM) is an AAC&U STEM Initiative and is generously funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Workshop Organizers: Agenda: Workshop Presentation
    1:00 - 1:20 pm: Introductions and objectives (Helen Hu)
    1:20 - 2:30 pm: What is culture? What it means to teach to diversity. Equality versus fairness. Includes group discussion. (Pat Campbell's slides)
    2:30 - 2:45 pm: Break
    2:45 - 3:15 pm: Some examples of culturally competent curriculum in CS:
    3:15 - 4:00 pm: Working time for participants to consider how to infuse culture into their CS courses
    4:00 - 4:15 pm: Groups report back
    4:15 - 4:30 pm: Next steps and wrap-up
Workshop Feedback: Over 30 attendees participated in the workshop. 18 of the participants answered the completed the end-of-workshop survey (which can be accessed through this link). Some of the takeways included: Resources:

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