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Computer Science Book Study
Happy Computer Science Education Week!
One of my goals is to foster the growth of the computer science education community within Colorado in order to build stronger connections between computer science educators. With this in mind I am excited to announce our first computer science book study! The purpose of this study is to provide an opportunity for educators to engage in professional discourse around one of the current hot topics in the computer science world, that of equity and access. One of our main guiding questions is: "How can this book influence professional practices at the classroom, school, or district level?"
With our focus on equity and access, I have selected the book Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing. This book is the work of Jane Margolis, a Senior Researcher at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and her partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District. Stuck in the Shallow End examines the low number of African-Americans, Latinos, and females in computer science at the high school level.
Book Study Information
When: Introductory meeting will be held on January 14th at 7:30am and/or 5:00pm, subsequent meetings will be every 2 weeks completing by the end of April.
Where: Meetings will be held virtually through Zoom, and an online discussion group through Goodreads.com.