Workshops Session Two

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Summit Events

3:30pm - 4:30pm

(Several of these workshops are repeating from Session One - see below for details)

  1. CS10K: Researchers from the University of Chicago were commissioned to research the landscape of high school computer science teacher professional development (PD) in the United States.  The research revealed a diverse mix of efforts, as well as many systemic impediments that need to be addressed in order to develop a teaching workforce at scale that can teach computer science both credibly and equitably.  Some of the largest PD providers in the study were ones that cited a top goal of broadening participation in computing.  Michael Lach from the University of Chicago will discuss the study and the implications of training our nation's teachers in order to have more computer science classes in schools and more women and other underrepresented groups in those classrooms.  After the presentation, Jan Cuny (NSF) and Cameron Wilson (ACM) will lead the group in a discussion about what this means to the computing community more broadly, and NCWIT specifically.  Join us in this critical dialogue about the future of U.S. K-12 computer science education and hence the U.S. computing workforce. Presenters: Michael LachUniversity of Chicago; Jan Cuny, NSF; Cameron Wilson, ACM (REPEAT)
  2. Funder/Grant Workshop: This workshop will answer questions such as, How do corporations and corporate foundations decide what programs to fund?  What do they want in return? What is the difference between a corporate grant, a foundation grant, and a corporate sponsorship? What can corporations and businesses help us with other than cash grants? Is it better to target large corporations with large grant budgets, or smaller, local businesses when I am looking for funding for my program? Moderator: Wendy Hawkins, Intel Foundation; Presenters: Carleen Beste, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Matthew Blakely, Motorola Solutions Foundation; Paula Golden, Broadcom Foundation; Eileen Sweeney, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  3. Bystander Awareness Training: This is a continuation of the session one workshop. See above for full description.
  4. Matinee: Not showing! Technical women in film and television. Films and television programs are filled with occupational messages for boys and girls, yet are dominated by traditional and stereotypical gender roles. Through film clips and open discussions, we will explore the portrayal of women and technical women in mass media and discuss ways of debunking occupational stereotypes to change the beliefs that shape their educational and occupational choices. Presenter: Stacy Smith, USC Annenberg (REPEAT)
  5. NCWIT Workforce Resource Workshop II: Join technical and HR leaders from member startups, affinity groups, and corporations to learn more about new and existing NCWIT workforce-related resources (e.g., research reports, strategy workbooks, promising practices, programs-in-a-box, talking points cards) and how you can leverage these resources within your companies to make change.  Learn how others have used these resources and share ideas for improving an organization's capacity to effectively attract, retain, and advance technical women. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ask questions as you develop change efforts in your own organization. Presenter: Catherine Ashcraft, NCWIT
  6. Male Advocates Matter: Promoting gender diversity in technology: NCWIT is publishing cutting-edge research on male advocates and allies in the technology workplace. Come hear highlights of the research findings and hear male and female NCWIT member representatives talk about their experiences with male influencers. The men on the panel will discuss what motivates them to be part of diversity efforts, what they think works well, what challenges they have faced, and what advice they have for other men and women.  The women on the panel will talk about the role male colleagues and sponsors have played in their careers, ways they recommend identifying male allies, and advice they have for other women and men. Moderator: Wendy DuBow, NCWIT;  Presenters: Mike Younkers, Cisco Systems; Colin Bodell, Amazon; Lisa Neal-Graves, Intel; Renata Colitti O'Day
  7. Intersectionality and IT: Historically, research on underrepresentation in technology has focused primarily on identities such as gender or race in isolation of each other, but this approach has important limitations. Come learn about how intersecting identities including gender, race and class shape the experiences of women of color in technical occupations. Dr. Kvasny will draw from her research to illustrate how the experiences of women of color differ from those of their white female colleagues and how these women negotiate the challenges associated with being under represented in terms of both race and gender. Practical implications for creating more inclusive computing environments will also be discussed. Presenter: Dr. Lynette Kvasny (REPEAT)
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