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Expanding Support in Registering Fred Martin, Software engineering Dept, UMass Lowell Alana Wiens, Ward Data Innovation Activity (CITI), UMass Amherst What Processing Looks Like What Figuring Looks Like What Processing Looks Like UMass Amherst 4% female students
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Expanding Participation in Computing Fred Martin, Computer Science Dept, UMass Lowell Alana Wiens, Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI), UMass Amherst

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What Computing Looks Like

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What Computing Looks Like

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What Computing Looks Like UMass Amherst 4% female students 2 % minority students UMass Lowell Similar rate female Ethnically different

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What Computing Looks Like Computer science is currently a to a great extent white male populace

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Why? IT familiarity is required for a wide range of work - barring ladies & minorities makes a computerized partition We require more IT familiar laborers IT familiarity is presently a fundamental life ability

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How? “Begin a dialog on value for instructive partners. A more impartial and comprehensive PC society relies on upon cognizance - raising inside of schools about issues of sexual orientation, race, and class. School regions ought to put set up components that will encourage such conversations…..” (Tech Savvy 2000)

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Tech Savvy Computer society versus PC phobic Confidence hole Programming as a passage point Games Types of employments in registering Messages from home

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Programs & Examples DESIGNLABs and iCODE (Internet Community of Design Engineers) — these are after-school designing projects Artbotics — an after-school workmanship mechanical autonomy processing club Integrating Computing into Middle School Science — an exploration system to create exercises for science classrooms that interface with figuring

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DESIGNLABs Kit-based project for instructors to lead afterschool building configuration projects Developed by Douglas Prime, UMass Lowell Leads into iCODE program

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iCODE: Internet Community of Design Engineers Web-and pack based project for understudies to construct microcontroller innovation undertakings Taught in after-school clubs 3-year NSF program

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Artbotics NSF-supported project to create univ-level introduction CS Course incorporates administration learning after-school club with HS understudies Collaboration with The Revolving Museum (Lowell, MA)

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Cricket Science Teachers & children to add to their own science tries different things with microcontrollers Professional advancement group & classroom research

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Promising Solutions Information Technology Across the Curriculum (ITAC) IT familiarity inside of the connection of different subjects Music, craftsmanship, science, history

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ITAC at UMass Amherst IT Minor 42% female, 17% under spoke to minorities Courses Culture and Politics of the Internet Computer Animation I Genomics and Bioinformatics Finding, Using & Evaluating Information Electronically

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Teacher Professional Dev’t Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI) Working with educators crosswise over Massachusetts: 100+ instructors in 78 areas

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Upcoming Programs Rolling out assorted qualities programs in 2007 Boston, Southeast, Pioneer Valley Info@citi.mass.edu

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What Can You Do? Bring issues to light Encourage, empower, energize Create exercises that speak to numerous populaces Affirm innovation information understudies have Consider 21st century aptitudes

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Questions to Consider What promising practices would you say you are now doing? How do your school’s exercises request past the “geek stereotypes”? In what manner would you be able to adjust your present exercises to advance all the more extensively? What are a few snags you need assistance overcoming for advancement?

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Resources www.citi.mass.edu www.cs.uml.edu/k12 designcamp.org machinescience.o

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