Lighthouse CC 2019 Workshop
University of Virginia
June 14 - 15, 2019
- 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.
Workshop participants will
- Explore activities for gaining the interest of all students
- Learn strategies for attracting more and more diverse students to classes
- Interact with national experts on teaching and diversity practices
- Form a network of like-minded people for ongoing discussion and development
- Learn strategies for engaging your students in the exciting and rewarding field of computing
- Resources will be updated as participants suggest materials to be added and revised. Be aware some LH4CS materials are copyrighted. We ask you to respect that. We encourage you to share workshop resources with your faculty colleagues. It is important that our sponsors know who is making use of them. To enable us to continue our efforts, please let us know of their use and adapation.
- Continental breakfast will be supplied at 7:30 AM both days of the workshop. The breakfasts will be served in our meeting room.
- Friday, June 14th sessions will formally begin at 8:30 AM and end at 5:00 PM.
- Saturday, June 15th sessions will formally begin at 8:30 AM and end at 4:30 PM.
- An optional dinner will be offered Friday.
Preparation, mechanics, and operations
- Please prepare for the workshop by filling out a short form on your professional background
- Explore workshop mechanics and lodging information
- Be aware honoraria will be distributed at the end of the workshop to those attending all sessions. Please also note that only those who participate in the full workshop are eligible for the stipend. We will begin on Friday, June 14th at 9:00 AM and expect to adjourn on Saturday, June 15th @ 4:30 PM.
Friday June 14, 2019
Saturday June 15, 2019
- Eunice is a professor of Learning and Instruction at the University of Buffalo. Her project roles include educational researcher and instructional designer. Chang has long collaborated with internationally recognized educational technology and learning sciences scholars and with University STEM colleagues. Her research interests involves supporting teaching and learning in higher education and designing online or blended learner-centered learning environments.
- Leslie is a co-organizer of the Tapestry professional development workshops for high school computer science educators. Cintron is a Harvard-trained sociologist with expertise in careers, employment and workforce development. Cintron served as lead researcher on several research projects focusing on workforce and careers. Her research includes a national study of US worker’s attitudes toward work and family across generational groupings, a study of female high tech entrepreneurs and an examination of the role of technology in modern life.
- Jim is co-PI and co-creator of the Tapestry professional development workshops for high school computer science educators. His Chrestomathics project changed several institutions’ introductory college CS1 curriculum using multiple pathways, active collaborative learning, integrated lecture and laboratory, and tailored examples and pedagogies. Locally, the project raised undergraduate women majors from 12% to ~30% and achieved near proportional representation for underrepresented minorities. In recognition of his diversity efforts he was won the IEEE Computer Society’s Taylor L. Booth Educator Award.
- Brittany is a graduate student at the University of Virginia in the Curry School of Education working on her Masters of Teaching degree and is a 2019 graduate of Cognitive Science with a concentration in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. Her interests include promoting diversity in computing and making quality education accessible. She has worked with the Lighthouse team as a Research Assistant for two years.
- Genevieve is a 2019 graduate of Computer Science from the University of Virginia. Her interests include promoting diversity in STEM and equity in education. She has been a Research Assistant for the Lighthouse Team since Fall 2018. In September 2019, she will begin working at Amazon as a Software Development Engineer.
- Luther is co-organizer of the Tapestry professional development workshops for high school computer science educators and an integral member of the Lighthouse project. Since 2009, his participation has been exhaustive: presenting, training workshop organizers, managing applications, and running workshops of various lengths. Besides teaching Computer Science at the University of Virginia, his work interests include larger-scale curriculum redesign and training teaching assistants. In addition he is one of the leaders in the Family History Information Standards Organisation.
Dr. Joanne Cohoon
- Joanne Cohoon was former Lighthouse co-team leader and co-creator of the Tapestry professional development workshops for high school computer science educators. She was a sociologist who studied the gender imbalance in computing for almost twenty years, and who successfully put this knowledge into practice, particularly through her work with the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Cohoon provided professional development to program evaluators and high school computer science educators. She is missed.
- National Science Foundation through grants #0739254 (Tapestry) and #1432619 (Lighthouse CC)
- National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
- University of Virginia