Tapestry Workshop Series

Attracting and engaging diverse high school students to computing

2011 Offerings

   June 28 - 30
     University of Virginia
     Charlottesville, VA
     Jim Cohoon and
           Joanne Cohoon

  July 5 - 7
     Tennessee Tech
     Cookeville, TN
     Ambareen Siraj and
           Martha Kosa

  July 26 - 28
     University of Delaware
     Newark, DE
     Lori Pollock

If you are interested in

  • Attracting more and diverse students into your 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

You are invited to

  • Apply to attend one of three summer workshops on the better attraction and engagement of female students to computer science.

Thanks to the National Science Foundation, NCWIT, CSTA, and university sponsors, the workshops will be tuition-free with lodging and meals provided.

Attendees who complete an entire workshop will be awarded honorariums of $1,000 to assist with time and travel costs, and to show appreciation for assessing the workshop program and activities.

What is a Tapestry Workshop?

The goals of the workshop are to share strategies, research-based practices, and field-tested good ideas for teaching computer science in a way that reaches all students regardless of sex or ethnicity.

Workshop participants will

  • Explore activities for gaining the interest of all students
  • Interact with national experts on teaching and diversity practices
  • Meet university faculty desiring to serve as ambassadors to their schools
  • Form a network of like-minded people for ongoing discussion and development.


Questions about individual workshops should be directed to workshop contacts indicated to the left.

If you have questions about the Tapestry Workshops in general please contact Jim Cohoon.