Award Recognizing Educators Promoting Gender Equity in Computing
Sponsored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology, the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award celebrates high school educators who encourage girls’ interest and participation in technology pursuits. Recipients form a national community of peers, who share practices and empower other educators to encourage the participation of girls in computing. All teachers, counselors, administrators, mentors, and other educators who encourage girls’ interest and participation in computing and technology pursuits are eligible to apply. Interested applicants must first endorse a high school girl for the Award for Aspirations in Computing. Applicants may then complete an application. Regional winners receive recognition at an Aspirations Award event and an engraved award for both the educator and his or her school. Winning educators are also eligible to apply for up to $750 in professional development funds. The national winner will receive a $2,500 cash award.
Deadlines: Required endorsements due by November 12, 2021; applications due by December 6, 2021
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in April.
Amanda Gorman has kicked off a new “Word of the Day” video series from SesameWorkshop. Produced in partnership with WarnerMedia Kids & Family, the series harnesses the power of language to nurture children’s positive and healthy sense of self.