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Tuesday, November 14 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Where are the girls? Gender Inclusion in EdTech

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Including more girls and women in the edtech field is a complex problem, and mentors, coaches, teachers, allies, and advocates are essential collaborators in the solution. We’ll unpack some of the staggering statistics: fewer than 20% of AP computer science test-takers are female, females leave the tech industry at twice the rate as males, and fewer than 15% of bachelor's degree in computer science are awarded to women. Next we’ll explore what is working nationally to reverse this trend, and discuss local implementation of strategies. Educators working in schools and out of school to design elementary, middle, and high school learning opportunities that engage girls and women in tech are invited to join this session. Participants will also have time to share their own solutions, and network with others who are eager to tackle this critical issue.

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Johanna Prince

University of Maine at Farmington
Dr. Johanna Prince is the Program Coordinator for a collaborative Masters of Education in Instructional Technology. She teaches online and blended graduate courses in digital age teaching and learning. She teaches a course called Studio in Computing for Learning, and is launching... Read More →

Tuesday November 14, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm EST
Silver Ballroom 3 (THOUGHT)