The TTU Tapestry Workshop is part of the Teachers Attracting Girls to High School Computer Science initiative.
Our mutual goals are to share strategies, practices, and good ideas for teaching computer science effectively.
If you are an educator who is interested in
- Attracting more and diverse students into your middle and high school Computer Science classes;
- Influencing the perceptions of students, parents, guidance counselors, administrators, and other teachers on the importance of your courses and the opportunities they provide;
- Engaging your students in the exciting and rewarding field of computing.
then we invite you to apply and attend this summer workshop on the attraction and engagement of middle and high school students to computer science.
Eligible applicants include Computer Science (CS) or Computer Technology (CT) teachers, Career Technical/CS Department Chairs or supervisors, School Administrators (principal, curriculum leader), and counselors.
Thanks to the National Science Foundation and the University of Virginia, the workshop will be tuition-free with lodging and meals provided. Honorariums of $1,000 will assist attendees with time and travel costs, and show our appreciation for their participation in the assessment of the workshop program and activities.
The workshop begins the morning of Tuesday, July 5 and finishes mid-afternoon Thursday, July 7.
During the workshop, you will also learn about our department's strong commitment to undergraduate education and the recruitment and retention of a diverse body of students in computing.
Workshop participants will
- Explore activities for gaining the interest of ALL students;
- Interact with national experts on teaching and diversity practices;
- Hear about the latest in computer science as a profession and education;
- Initiate mentoring relationships between their students and college students;
- Meet university faculty desiring to serve as ambassadors to regional schools;
- Form a network of like-minded people for ongoing curriculum discussion and development.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions to be answered.
The Teachers Attracting Girls to High School Computer Science (TAG HSCS) project was initiated at the University of Virginia. The initiative is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (grant# 1042452). Their assistance and the assistance of the TTU STEM Center and the College of Engineering is greatly appreciated in organizing the Tapestry Workshop at TTU.