FEATURED PANEL: Why is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion A Critical Component to K12 Computer Science and Coding

Block D – October 28, 4:30 PM

FEATURED PANEL: Why is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion A Critical Component to K12 Computer Science and Coding

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are driving many conversations in many realms, but they are not as frequently discussed in relation to computer science, coding, technology and innovation. DEI does affect our technologies, and those technologies can have a significant impact on how the world works, and not always in a good way. Our panelists represent three important facets to education technology, classroom teachers, district administration, and the silicon valley. Join David Lockett (NASA), Christy Crawford (NYC DOE), and Vikas Gupta (Wonder Workshop) for a facilitated discussion with Jeff Mao (Vita-Learn) as we explore how DEI impacts our everyday lives, and why it is important to consider DEI as we expand our efforts to teach students to code and become the inventors of tomorrow, and what we can do to ensure that we build a foundation for a better future.

Presenter:

Christy Crawford, Vikas Gupta, David Lockett, & Jeff Mao (Moderator)
Featured Panel: Crawford, Gupta, Lockett
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