Posted: Wed, 07/22/2020 - 8:20 am EDT
The CS community and others joined a roundtable discussion about best practices for inclusion and equity in computer science education. We delved into how the Black Lives Matter movement has impacted students that will be entering and continuing in CS educational spaces (and schools) and identified necessary supports to facilitate high-quality instruction for diverse populations. We also identified how teachers can change CS pedagogy to meet the needs of Black students as well as how they can work collaboratively to dismantle the patriarchal white-centered mindsets that plague the tech industry and society writ large. Though this language may have made some uncomfortable (i.e., “patriarchal” and “white-centered”), we encouraged people to join this webinar for an open, honest dialogue about how we can best teach all in our classes, but especially our Black students.
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