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Sunday, December 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Girls Who Code & Loudoun County Public Schools - a partnership model on how to inspire your female students to code

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By 2026, there is expected to be more than half a million jobs available in technology, making computing the most sought-after in the US job market. However, only 19% of students who receive degrees in computing are women. Girls Who Code is working to close this gender gap by offering FREE coding curriculum to schools and nonprofits. Our mission is to inspire, equip, and educate girls with the CS skills they need for 21st century jobs. We do this by working closely with school district partners to drive our work and expand our reach. Loudoun County Public Schools has successfully implemented Girls Who Code curriculum across their school district the last three years, reaching over 20 schools and over a hundred students. During this workshop, participants will hear strategies and best practices from Girls Who Code and Loudoun County Public Schools. Not only will they leave with a thorough understanding of Girls Who Code’s free curriculum offerings, but they will also be provided with a Community Partnership Model to bring back to their school district for county-wide implementation.

Additional member of presentation team: Michelle Laycock

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Amy Layman

Regional Partnership Coordinator, Girls Who Code
After four years in the classroom working as a math specialist, I realized that gendered beliefs about math and science were happening far earlier than I anticipated. I became passionate about making sure every student saw themselves as a mathematician. My experience in the classroom... Read More →
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Nick Grzeda

Supervisor, Computer Science, Loudoun County Public Schools
Nick Grzeda is the Supervisor for Computer Science in Loudoun County Public Schools. From 2016-2020, Nick was a Digital Integration Specialist in the Office of Educational Technology and was responsible for managing VISION (LCPS instance of Moodle); leading division-wide initiatives... Read More →

Sunday December 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
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