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Monday, June 20 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Build Your Own CS Advo-kit

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Teachers have the power to influence key decision-makers when it comes to prioritizing CS, but we all need to be prepared with our talking points when those opportunities arise. Join this session to build your own CS Advo-KIT so you can Advo-Cate for CS for all. Teachers will learn the basics of educational policy advocacy strategies while capitalizing on what they do best, teaching! Teachers will leave this session with a toolkit of strategies that will enable stronger advocacy for equitable K-12 CS education. This workshop will engage attendees in the Expanding Computer Science Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance 5-Stage model for change, which serves as a framework for state-wide change and is effective at the district level. With continued interest from state agencies, and policy-makers from across the country, increasing diversity in K-12 CS must remain a top priority in education. Teachers will build their own Advo-KIT to support place-based advocacy and action towards CS for all. ECEP’s focus on broadening participation in computing through an equity lens will ensure that strategies developed prioritize student diversity. The facilitators will engage participants in activities that identify student needs while considering how to create sustainable change beyond the classroom. Advo-KITS will incorporate teacher voices into larger state-wide efforts in order to bolster state change and sustainable educational policy strategies.

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Shaina Glass

Professional Learning Manager/ Regional Partner Manager- Texas, CSTA/ Code.org
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Sarah Dunton

ECEP Alliance Director, ECEP Alliance
Talk to me about: Building networks to sustain state broadening participation in CS efforts; Diversity in computing; Data & landscape reports; ECEP & the NSF BPC Alliance work

Monday June 20, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am CDT