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Tapestry Workshop 2013

Attracting and engaging diverse high school students to computing

July 10 – 12, 2013
Purdue University, Department of Computer and Information Technology

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If you are interested in

  • Attracting more and diverse students into your high school Computer Science classes

  • Influencing the perceptions of students, parents, guidance counselors, administrators, and other teachers on the importance of your courses and the opportunities they provide

  • Engaging your students in the exciting and rewarding field of computing

You are invited to

  • Apply to attend a summer workshop on the better attraction and engagement of female students to computer science.

Details

  • Thanks to the National Science Foundation, NCWIT, CSTA, and university sponsors, this workshop will be tuition-free with lodging and meals provided.

  • First-time Tapestry attendees who complete an entire workshop will be awarded honorariums of $1,000 to assist with time and travel costs, and to show appreciation for assessing the workshop program and activities.

  • Returning Tapestry attendees who complete an entire workshop will be awarded honorariums of $500 to assist with time and travel costs, and to show appreciation for assessing the workshop program and activities.

  • The goals of the workshop are to share strategies, research-based practices, and field-tested good ideas for teaching computer science in a way that reaches all students regardless of sex or ethnicity.

  • Workshop participants will

    • Explore activities for gaining the interest of all students

    • Interact with national experts on teaching and diversity practices

    • Meet university faculty desiring to serve as ambassadors to their schools

    • Form a network of like-minded people for ongoing discussion and development.

Application

  • Interested in applying, applications are now being taken.

Questions

  • If you have questions about the Purdue University Tapestry Workshop please contact Professors Dawn Laux or Fatma Mili.