Disrupting the gender gap in computer science
From Oct. 22:
Laura Blankenship, a contributor for CSTA's The Advocate, writes: "On Friday, I'm giving a TED-style talk for our regional school association on what I call the 'girl problem' in Computer Science, and how we might fix it. I've been preparing for this talk for months, reviewing research about best practices for engaging girls in Computer Science and generally examining the landscape. I work at an all-girls' school, so you'd think this wouldn't be an issue for me, but I still have to fight against stereotypes that Computer Science is geeky or boring, and girls' lack of confidence in their ability to do the work."
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