Computer Science: Educating for Equity and Access

This session is designed to underscore the importance of high-quality K-12 computer science education and ensuring access for all students—particularly for those who are traditionally underrepresented in the field. Themes addressed in this session include: equity and access to meaningful and sustainable computer science education; rigorous, relevant and culturally responsive curriculum; teacher capacity and professional development; and implications for industry and workforce development. Attendees will develop insight into their leadership role in supporting strategic plans that prioritize computer science to help prepare all students for the world of tomorrow.

Presenters

Jared Amalong, CTE Coordinator, Sacramento COE; Paul Werner, CTE Pathway Coordinator, Rocklin High School; Allison Scott, Chief Research Officer, Kapor Center for Social Impact