AISES Conference

Thursday, September 21, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, September 23, 2017 (All day)
The Annual AISES National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development! Attendees include American Indian and Alaska native high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies!

NCWIT Booth #711 // Exhibit Hall // Be sure to stop by the NCWIT Booth and say hello!

Student Orientation // Thursday, September 21st, 2017 // 11:00 AM // Rm. 201 
The Aspirations team will be conducting a ten-minute presentation on the Aspirations in Computing Program during student orientation, don’t miss it!
Building a Community of Technical Women: The power of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award in Underrepresented Communities // Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 // 9:30 - 10:20 AM // Rm. 107
NCWIT's Ammi Ludwick will share information about the Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Award and how it has recognized nearly 10,000 technical women and adopted them into a nation-wide community where members are eager to support one another and encourage the next generation of young women to succeed. Participants will learn how they can encourage high school women to apply for the AiC Award and why supportive communities like Aspiration's inclusive community are so important to recruiting and retaining underrepresented students in computing and technology.
Build Student Confidence and Engagement in Computer Science through Great Teaching Engagement Practices // Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 // 1:30 - 2:20 PM // Rm. 710
In this session NCWIT's Strategic Director for K12 Initiatives, Leslie Aaronson and Research Scientist & EngageCSEdu Director, Beth Quinn will guide an exploration into how instructors can create a more engaging and student-centered classroom using NCWIT’s “EngageCSEdu Engagement Framework”. We will interactively explore how these practices can best be used to work effectively with Native students. The Framework consists of three Engagement Principles: Make It Matter, Create Inclusive Community, and Build Student Confidence in Computing. They are premised on research that suggests that students are more motivated, perform better, and more likely to persist when they can see how a lesson connects to their life, interests, goals, and values, and when they have a community related to their academic pursuits. Participants will come away with actionable strategies and resources to engage and retain students as well as programs to assist students on their own CS journey.
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Denver  Colorado
United States