Vanessa Jones presenting at CSTA in Chicago

Jun 20, 2022

Learning Experience Designer Vanessa Jones will be co-presenting a workshop about "Strategies for Effective and Inclusive CS Teaching” at the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) 2022 annual conference in Chicago this July 14-17, 2022.The CSTA annual conference is the premier event for K-12 teachers, administrators, trainers, and decision-makers advancing computer science education.

The presentation will explore, practice, and discuss equitable teaching practices in computer science. The session will dive deep into how identity markers can help us understand ourselves and can serve as the first step in shifting our teaching practices. Vanessa and her co-presenters will discuss the impact of intersectionality on computer science identity and practice courageous conversations that allow educators to teach with empathy. This session will help prepare teachers to reflect, plan, and act to expand effective and inclusive CS teaching, as well as refine culturally responsive pedagogy in computer science classrooms at every level.

In addition to this workshop, Vanessa will be participating in a "Flash Talk" about her work as a CSTA Equity Fellow.