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Code Savvy - Fall Connections #2

Our newsletters highlight a variety of people, organizations, and resources that are doing work to broaden participation and expand equitable and engaging computer science and STEM opportunities. We are honored to work in this space along with so many talented and passionate individuals and want to help bring attention to their work.  

This Week’s Spotlight: Technovation Global Education Task Force

Technovation, the parent organization of Technovation Girls (one of Code Savvy’s Technovation[MN] programs), convened a Global Online Education Task Force to discuss how to make STEM education more accessible and equitable online. Seventy people from 55 organizations gathered online to share and learn from each other’s expertise.

Participants split into working groups to discuss best practices for online learning and teaching, supporting parents and teachers as partners in education, establishing strong mentorship connections, addressing inequalities in education, and best practices for measuring impact. Key takeaways included:

  • Keep content brief, easy to digest, and as interactive as possible

  • Providing advanced schedules of online offerings

  • Good planning is key

  • Provide a channel of communication between students and teacher

  • Start by asking families what they need and regularly checking-in

You can read more about the Task Force as well as how to join the next meeting and additional resources for you to explore and learn here.

This Week's Project Inspiration Theme: Business Women's Day

September 22nd is Business Women's Day!

We honor the accomplishments and contributions of women in business this week. On September 22nd, 1949, the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) was founded, “to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership; education, networking support and national recognition." To recognize these women's accomplishments try using this CS to Go tutorial to create a list of achievements by women in business. Remember, this is just a suggestion; use your creative genius to create a personalized project!

We hope you create a CS project in honor of Business Women’s Day! If you do, please share it with us.

Share Your CS to Go Projects!

How to Share: We invite CS to Go with Code Savvy participants to consider sharing your projects publicly with the Code Savvy and greater #MNCodes community via video with Flipgrid. We can’t wait to see what you create! Please be sure to follow online safety guidelines and get adult permission before sharing. You can find our Privacy Policy here.

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