On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Deborah Carter, NewTechKids’ Founder, will speak at the WiT (Women in Tech) Regatta in Amsterdam.
She’ll be participating in a panel discussion on the theme “Busting the Myth: Why Girls Don’t Participate in STEM and How to Cruise Ahead”. The panel will explore if it’s true that girls are less interested in technology and pursuing technology-related studies and if so, what can be done to change this.
She’ll draw on NewTechKids’ five years of experience with teaching computer science and critical thinking about technology to kids ages 4-16. Specific topics she’ll address:
– the role that parents play in shaping girls’ play and learning patterns
– need for more female role models and leaders in technology
– the need to develop new approaches to computer science curriculum and lesson development
– steps to bridge the gap between girls and boys in terms of the foundational knowledge and skills required for computer science, programming, robotics and design