Are you a Native American teacher who works with Native American students? Interested in learning about how to introduce your students to computer science?
Join us for a workshop for 3rd-5th grade teachers. You will join teachers from Flagstaff Unified School District in a knowledge exchange aimed at enhancing and creating computer science curriculum that is culturally responsive to Native American students. At the end of the workshop series, you will have developed a 30-60 minute computer science  lesson for your students that is aligned with CSTA learning standards for grades 3-5. Participants will receive a complimentary CSTA+ membership and a stipend!
Computer science is an exciting area that can provide educational and vocational opportunities for your students. There are a growing number of teaching resources being developing to introduce K-12 students to computer science and computational thinking, but very few of them incorporate culturally responsive approaches for introducing this content to Native American students. Our Research-Practitioner Partnership is committed to addressing this gap through professional development and reciprocal learning opportunities. 

We are inviting Native American educators who have experience working with 3rd-5th grade Native American students using culturally responsive teaching techniques to join teachers from Killip Elementary School who have been developing new computer science curriculum for fifth grade students. 

This will be a small workshop with 6-8 teacher participants total, making it a safe and friendly place to learn about computer science and to share your expertise about best practices for culturally-responsive teaching. 

The workshop will be facilitated by Morgan Vigil-Hayes, a computer science professor at NAU, in partnership with Sheryl Wells, the STEM coordinator at Killip Elementary School in Flagstaff.

Click here to learn more and apply!