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Closing the Gender Gap with Girls Who Code

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Wed. August 24, 2022 | 3:30 pm 4:30 pm

Right now, Illinois districts have an unparalleled opportunity to close the gender gap in computer science learning and careers. How can your classroom play a part in this progress?

Join Girls Who Code to discover how their free programs foster a robust passion for CS learning among girls and non-binary students, taking them confidently from primary education through college and career. Along the way, we’ll dive into their adaptable Clubs program and highlight best practices for developing holistic and equitable coding programs for 3rd-12th grade students, no matter your level of coding experience.

Participants will also learn about the current landscape of the tech industry, with a focus on the present gender gap, as well as participate in sample coding activities that they can immediately use in their classroom or coding club.

Illinois educators who attend live can earn 1.0 PD credit.

Wed. August 24, 2022
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Event Tags:
Focus Area:
Computer Science & STEM
IL United States

Kibret Yebetit
Kibret Yebetit
Community Partnerships Manager, Girls Who Code