Moving the Needle Across Georgia in K-12 Computing Education

October 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm 2 comments

Nice piece with how-to lessons from Barb, based on her Grace Hopper talk.

From advocacy to action. In the previous session I attended at #ghc12, Are we there yet: education & innovation for women & girls?, I heard a clarion call for moving from advocacy to action. In this session, Barbara Ericson, newly minted A. Richard Newton Educator award winner, answers the question – how? First, I think it is interesting that she is a women who did not start out in education, but comes from industry. She also didn’t start out to pursue computing as a career, horses and therefore becoming a veterinarian was her passion. As with many women of my generation, she stumbled unto computer science in college and she also remembers that in the “early days” it was not such a male-dominated field. Somewhere along her journey, she became passionate about addressing the gender equity issues that arose. Barbara is a great role model for the rest of us that are also passionate about this issue and want to take action.

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  • 1. David Klappholz  |  October 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    The full article, whose URL is at the end of the blog post, provides some very good information about what does(n’t) work at the middle/high school level; wish I had had this information a long time ago.

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  • 2. nickfalkner  |  October 15, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    It’s a good and very useful piece. I agree with David in that I wish I’d known this some years ago. (Now, of course, I no longer have an excuse!)

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