CS4All Equity

Drawing on pedagogies that recognize that differences should be treated as an asset for teaching and learning, the Equity Team works to build Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-SE) into CS4All’s core programming. Working collaboratively with academic experts and educators, we explore equity principles and directly apply a CR-SE framework* to CS.


“To be achieved and sustained, equity needs to be thought of as a structural and systemic concept, and not as idealistic.” –NYS-CR-SE framework


NEW EVENTS, RESOURCES
& FEATURED EDUCATORS

NEW EVENT

Save the Date for ‘Ready for Revolution on August 15th 2022


NEW FEATURED EDUCATOR

Shout Out to Kimberly Sanchez for Her Award-winning Programming Work with Multilingual Learners!

Shout out to Kimberly Sanchez for facilitating racial justice lessons for adults in CS4All professional development sessions! Sanchez teaches CS at Brooklyn's International High School at Lafayette. Sanchez was also celebrated by the Internationals Network, a network to transform education for MLLs and refugees, in their latest Teacher Feature. Her principal touts her "amazing CS projects with the newest 9th graders and the senior team."

Congratulations, Ms. Sanchez!  


Picture of Fabiha Samiha in dark rim glasses and a sweater.

Newsletter created by Fabiha Samiha, Equity Events Communications Coordinator

NEW RESOURCE

Student Opportunities

GREETINGS CS FAMILIES! As the school year comes to an end, many students and their families are excited for what the summer will bring and the opportunities that await them. NYC students in grades K–12 can participate in and/or apply for a wide variety of opportunities, both in-person and virtually. We encourage you and your child(ren) to take a look at some of these incredible opportunities below and visit their respective websites for more information!


NEW PODCAST

New Latin Wave: Hola Computer Science

We talk Computer Science with Latinx powerhouse technologists during a gathering hosted by CS4All at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Check out highlights from the roundtable discussion with Beatris Mendez Gandica (Program Manager at Microsoft), Andrea Chaves (Spanish and Technology teacher at the Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria) Jose Olivares (Director of High School Computer Science Academics for CS4All) and Antuan Santana (Community Engagement Manager at Microsoft) as well as Sokio’s conversation with media artists Paula Leonvendagar and Sebastian Morales. Music by JWORDS courtesy of the artist.


NEW RESOURCE

Streaming Accesses to The Award- winning Film Coded Bias

Shalini Kantayya's Coded Bias is “an exploration into the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's discovery of racial bias in facial recognition algorithms”.

Fill out this form to request access to the streaming link and password.

If you’ve seen the film, check out the Coded Bias Educational Discussion Guide.