Georgia Computer Science Education District Implementation Workshops
June 23, 2022
In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Education, the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing will be conducting workshops for school districts to expand access to computer science (CS) education. The workshops are free and will assist district teams to formulate a plan that will help them meet the requirements for SB108. They will work collaboratively to assess their current state of CS education, leverage existing resources, and get connected with support programs to ensure successful implementation. District teams will also have an opportunity to build a network with districts in their region and across Georgia.
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Sababu Barashango is a Fellow at the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and French from Morehouse College and a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from Emory University. He brings 23 years of experience teaching. As a DeKalb educator, Barashango was named Teacher of the Year twice. He also helped write the curriculum for the computer science principles course in the district and served as the chairperson of the school improvement and program advisory committees. He has taught Computer Science Principles, Programming, Games, Apps and Society, AP Computer Science A, Accelerated Math II and III, and AP Calculus AB.
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Bryan Cox is the Computer Science Program Specialist at the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). Prior to working for the GaDOE, Bryan spent 8 years as a High School STEM teacher, teaching math, computer science, and engineering courses. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University with a research focus on educational games for computational thinking. He also received a M.A.T. in mathematics from GSU and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Florida A&M University. He has spent time working as a network designer and computer technician as well as working with after-school and summer youth programs.
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Lavita Williams is a Computer Science Program Specialist at the Georgia DOE. She is a veteran educator with 17 years of experience teaching business education, computer science, and financial literacy in public middle and high schools. She received an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Mercer University, a M.Ed in Business Education, and a BBA in Computer Information Systems from Georgia Southern University. She previously worked in the Cobb County School District as an AP Computer Science and Computer Science pathway teacher serving as a Department Chair and the county’s Computer Science Content Lead. Lavita has worked with code.orgas a facilitator and was part of the writing team for their upcoming equity-focused AP CS A curriculum. She is a coding advocate who is passionate about innovation and inclusive computer science education, diversity in STEM, and instructional support for all students and educators.
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