Engaging Underrepresented Students in Computer Science

LPFI, the Kapor Center for Social Impact, and colleagues from UC Berkeley and El Camino College presented strategies for engaging underrepresented students of color in Computer Science at the Tapia 2016 Diversity in Computing Conference in Austin, Texas.

Strategies discussed included: culturally relevant and responsive teaching methods; creating inclusive and affirming learning environments; encouraging students to choose coding projects which align with their interests; using block coding languages to teach elementary coding concepts; and keeping community at the center of classroom culture.

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