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 ====== TAG Workshop Planning Page ====== ====== TAG Workshop Planning Page ======
  
 +[[http://​www.cs.virginia.edu/​~cohoon/​tagworkshops/​more-information.htm|TAG Workshops page at UVA]]
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 +[[http://​www.cs.virginia.edu/​tapestry/​UVA Tapestry Workshop 2011 Page]]
 ===== Notes from 2/12/2011 Meeting in Philadelphia ===== ===== Notes from 2/12/2011 Meeting in Philadelphia =====
  
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  * ncwit resources for k-12 - free  * ncwit resources for k-12 - free
   * csta posters and materials - free   * csta posters and materials - free
 +  * dotdiva
    * how to advocate for computing    * how to advocate for computing
    * stats pamphlet on women'​s rep in computing    * stats pamphlet on women'​s rep in computing
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 What does a cs major do? what is their life like? What does a cs major do? what is their life like?
 +
 +why girls don't get interested in cs?
 +Cultural belief: disconnect between feminine and technical
 +stereotype threat: hinder performance
 +need interest + expected positive outcome --> achievement activity choices
 +
 +
 +girls study cs when:
 +  * early positive experiences
 +  * adult encouragement
 +  * positive female role models
 +  * info about what computing professionals actually do
 +
 +influencers of girls: ​ family, friends, teachers, counselors
 +
 +Forming messages that appeal to girls:
 +  * helping others
 +  * appeal to present beliefs, goals, values
 +  * consider competing goals
 +  * consider opposing viewpoints - boys talk down to the girls
 +  * guys like the guys club - competition for who's smart
 +  * have to make cool
 +  * avoid saying "if you are really good at math,... avoid implying you have to be a genius...
 +Examples:  ​
 +  * robots - saving lives, housecleaning,​ not just for competition,​ not just for fun
 +social relevance is important
 +
 +test messages and images
 +
 +* recruit friendship groups - athletes
 +* don't depend on self selection
 +* need good math scores to problem solve. be able to reason.
 +* personally extend invitations
 +* ask other teachers
 +* send out letter to students who did well in first third of a course like 106.
 +
 +
 +Mythbusting - geeks, cubicles, and guys.
 +* maybe do not want to plant the idea by acknowledging it
 +* do you tell them or not about underrepresented in cs? liken cs to other fields where were underrepresented by now have significant percentages - doctors, lawyers,​vets,​...
 +* bring a friend
 +
 +track your outcomes
 +
 +cs 1:
 +* haiku - structured communication.
 +* we are going to do structured communication in this class.
 +
 +Example: jelly bean in a jar computation
 +
 +multiple entry points:
 +* cs 106 with prior experience
 +* cs 106 with no prior experience
 +could not get prior experience people to go to their section.
 +
 +3 75 minutes with labs integrated with classtime.
 +
 +art exhibition using the graphics library
 +winner gets tshirt with their design
 +
 +why cs in high school?
 +
 +cs106 honors - can it be separated by experience?
 +
 +106 - first day - show joanne'​s slides on why do cs
 +
 +106 - each student create a card of what they use cs for in their life
 +
 +flow chart to talk with hs guidance counselors
 +
 +posters on these stats - dotdiva.org cs work in every industry
 +
 +Bob - Japanese reindeer
 +
 +move only 3 pieces that makes it face the other way.  not only one solution.
 +
 +logic groups/​problems - give them skills to succeed.
 +
 +enjoying the experience in the class - not just programming.
 +groups of 3 working on a logic problem. ​
 +
 +106/other cs classes - use logic problem as ice breaker on first day. break up groups by moving around.
 +
 +106 - haiku poem.
 +
 +recruiting - invite classes to come into your classes for 5 minutes and show final projects.
 +go to other classes for 5 minutes and show off/​recruit.
 +
 +talk to guidance counselors.
 +
 +106 - show off final projects from past semesters.
 +
 +have girls in cs speak at the workshop - what enticed them into the field
 +
 +Seth - Lake Brantley high school
 +
 +Seth - I will take care of your kid.  mastery learning.
 +Projects. help others in the course.
 +We are going to "​Change the world together."​
 +Makes you special.
 +facebook fan page.
 +
 +take 9th graders.
 +
 +to keep them - first 2 weeks when can add and drop.
 +other teachers are mean.  start with fun stuff. ​
 +
 +not read the syllabus or start with hello world.
 +
 +looking for good students, not students who are going to major in cs
 +
 +Advertising:​
 +
 +web page - get your own name and forward to ud?
 +
 +Chris Stephenson - will blast to mailing list
 +
 +AP cs listserv - AP central
 +
 +send invites directly to local teachers - go to admissions - target message.
 +
 +instructional technology and math education at ud might have links
 +
 +IB cs teachers
 +
 +applications:​survey monkey, zoomerang, inhouse with web form  ​
 +
 +when ask info that is crucial - contact info. fill in twice and verify it is correct.
 +ask for phone and email.
 +
 +when send an app, site sends email to them and copy us
 +
 +acknowledge the input so they see what they typed
 +
 +someone reliable get messages.
 +
 +criteria for selection:
 +
 +name of workshop --- uva's is called tapestry - a tag workshop.
 +
 +Tapestry@UD
 +
 +preference for teachers that had a peer to talk to
 +
 +irb review - borrow uva proposal for this
 +
 +
 +have you attended any previous Tapestry or tag workshop?
 +
 +are you applying to another Tag workshop concurrently?​
 +
 +Tennessee workshop - July 5,​6,​7  ​
 +
 +You much respond - always require acknowledgements.
 +
 +every year about 1 person has not shown up.
 +
 +Organizers link on tag workshop.
 +
 +sample letters are there.
 +
 +announcement to csta etc - should it be together as one letter or separate announcements
 +
 +uva - june 29?
 +
 +we're from the government and we're here to help.
 +
 +37K from uva.
 +30 people. ​ = 30k no overhead associated with that money.
 + $7k to costs of hosting - to .
 +all money billed to uva.  sign up as a vendor to get reimbursed.
 +ud sign up as a vendor to bill uva.
 +no alcohol on the bill.
 +
 +department - ask for matching money. ​ jim will write that letter.
 +all related to diversity.
 +
 +can you help. 
 +tshirts to participants, ​
 +need to cover the overhead next year.
 +
 +housing, food, tshirts
 +
 +options: google, microsoft, local companies. - sevone, hostmysite, jpmorgan, others,
 +invite local businesses to come and see what we are doing.
 +
 +
 +participants - 1000
 +travel - honorarium covers their travel costs
 +facility - get for free, reserve room 
 +housing - 
 +meals for 3 days - give cards for the cafeteria - 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners - $15 a day
 +parking passes
 +lunch meal - together ​
 +speakers - 2 external people - keynote, Lynn Lambert - gave them the honorarium, did not offer them housing
 +Seth and Bob - speakers - honorarium
 +
 +Joanne and Jim for free
 +housing - dorm. 2 nights. drove the first morning.
 +start at 11am or noon first day so can drive that day.
 +end third day at 2pm
 +
 +7k has to be for participants.
 +if cannot do housing in dorm, lower honorarium.
 +
 +parking total $450.
 +
 +catering $200 catering. ​ $500 flat fee for conference services.
 +
 +$100 for 2 nights in dorms. shared bathroom.
 +
 +air-conditioned.
 +
 +no one shared a room.
 +
 +make the people comfortable. when there will be food. let them know how we are taking care of you.
 +dietary concerns.
 +
 +acceptance letters: ask if parking and dietary requirements.
 +
 +dress code - summer business casual. let them know what to expect. what will be available in the dorm rooms.
 +
 +meals at uva: 2 breakfasts and 2-3 dinners $35.
 +
 +breaks - beverages, breaks, lunch catered. first 2 days catered lunch. 3rd day - box lunch.
 +vegetarian food.
 +
 +external speakers - stipend like participant. minimize people with cost.
 +
 +Luther Tychonievich - scripts ​
 +
 +Rachna - evaluation results
 +
 +
 +expectation - multiple workshops. but no more funding after first year
 +
 +google cs4hs is not worrying about diversity so they would give support for outyears
 +
 +google 20k -- cs4hs support.
 +
 +Evaluation:
 +
 +are you being successful?
 +
 +evidence to potential funders
 +
 +what can be improved?
 +
 +this time - Cathy Brawner external evaluator
 +
 +3 points of data collection:
 + * application data
 + * exit survey
 + * follow-up survey online in spring
 +
 +maybe hold back some of the honorarium money until after follow-up survey
 +
 +professor talk - break teachers into groups and they talk about best practices on teaching nuggets
 +for different topics
 +
 +session without a speaker - just a moderator - teaching nugget conversations,​ show-n-tell
 +
 +30-4- minute session - in a group, 1 specific thing that each person can do in their school.  ​
 +
 +sigcse nifty assignments
 +
 +photocopy data from surveys at workshop and applicant data.
 +
 +external evaluator needs participant emails to do online survey
 +
 +survey takes 20 minutes at workshop
 +
 +Other data to gather for external evaluator:
 +  * number attending workshop
 +  * workshop agenda
 +  * data about applicants
 +
 +Each day was full.  should not go by 5pm.
 +
 +
 +
 +Accept some.  don't reject others until sure how many coming.
 +Encourage to reapply if don't have room.  Individual message to them personally.
 +send explicit invites to them next year.
  
  
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