Join live or receive a link to the recording and earn a CE certificate

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Creating Inclusive Computer Science and STEM Classrooms

Thursday, June 13, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Creating Inclusive Computer Science and STEM Classrooms

Presented by Toni Dunlap, CSTA Equity Fellow 2022-23, Computer Science Teachers Association; and Megan Williams-Bowen, Instructional Designer, Robolink

Sponsored by Robolink, creators of CoDrone EDU

Watch the Recording

Learn more about viewing the live presentation and the recording, earning your CE certificate, and using our new accessibility features.

Ready to make your computer science and STEM initiatives soar? Get insights and strategies for creating inclusive computer science classrooms, straight from a Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Equity Fellow. This two-fold session covers (1) why this topic matters and (2) actionable strategies that can be implemented in the classroom as early as tomorrow, no drones required!

Viewers can expect to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how the field of computer science can benefit from making every student feel seen and included
  • Acquire evidence-based strategies ready for immediate implementation in the classroom
  • Get a quick introduction to drones as one of many tools for increasing engagement, fostering inclusion, and teaching computer science concepts in three dimensions

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers, educational technology leaders, and school and district leaders.

Toni Dunlap

About the Presenters

Toni Dunlap has served as a computer science (CS) educator and the Middle School Service-Learning Representative at Princeton Day School in New Jersey. She has experience teaching CS at the 6th – 12th grade levels. During her time studying computer science in college, Toni recognized she had a passion for working in roles that involve mentorship, lesson planning, community organizing, and exposing others (especially underrepresented communities) to CS/STEAM fields. This ultimately led her to pursue a career in education, which has proven to be a fantastic fit—a position that allows her to explore both her love of CS and people. Toni is a proud user of Robolink’s CoDrone EDU products. She is excited to be discussing creating inclusive CS classrooms on the digital stage with fellow CSTA Equity Fellow alumna Megan Williams-Bowen.

Megan Williams-Bowen

Megan Williams-Bowen has been an educational technology specialist for 13 years. She was previously the Director of Educational Technology and Computer Science teacher at Salem Academy Charter School in Salem, MA, where she advised after-school clubs like Robotics Club, Robotics Team, Computer Science Honor Society, and GSA. She now is the Instructional Designer for Robolink, makers of the CoDrone EDU, where she creates curricula and content for educators to use drones in their classrooms.

Megan graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.A. in English and sociology and an M.Ed. in educational technology. Her master’s thesis focused on increasing the number of women in STEM fields. As a member of the queer community, Megan was accepted into the 2015 White House LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Summit to collaborate on identifying technology and computer science needs as they relate to the LGBTQ community. Megan was also a 2020-2021 CSTA Equity Fellow.

Learn more about viewing the live presentation and the recording, earning your CE certificate, and using our new accessibility features.

Join the Computer Science & STEM Learning community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, and receive invitations to upcoming edWebinars.


RobolinkRobolink is a leading provider of robotics and emerging educational technology solutions that empower all students with real-world learning experiences. Robolink’s CoDrone EDU is a classroom-optimized drone that students program with Blockly and Python—building engagement, retention, and future readiness from the first flight to the final mission.


The drone of choice for classrooms

Details

Date:
Thursday, June 13, 2024
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Event Categories:
, , , ,
Event Tags:
, , , , ,
Back to Top