October 20, 2022 Tang Institute
10/20/2022 7:00 PM 10/20/2022 8:30 PM America/New_York Andover ethi{CS} Professional Learning Program

The ethi{CS} Professional Learning Program is a series of six workshops that will help high school computer science teachers to:

  • recognize opportunities for ethical inquiry in any computer science curriculum
  • design activities which prompt student to consider the ethical dimensions of their work

This program is designed for teachers who want to help students develop ethical thinking skills, but do not have a background in ethics. They want support in adding an ethical dimension to their courses. The ethi{CS} pedagogy leverages opportunities for teaching ethics that are already embedded in computer science lessons. Teachers will emerge with strategies for engaging in ethical questioning and analysis with their students. Teachers from STEM and other technical disciplines are welcome, although conversations will focus primarily on applications in computer sciences.

The ethi{CS} Professional Learning Program will be delivered throughout the 2022–2023 academic year with synchronous and asynchronous content. Teachers are welcome to participate in workshops individually or as a sequenced course for ethi{CS} Pedagogical Certification. Certification indicates that teachers are prepared to develop and teach a computer science curriculum that builds students’ applied ethical skills.

The first workshop, ethi{CS} Project Pedagogical Practices, will be conducted via Zoom on Thursday, October 20, 7:00–8:30 pm EST.

To receive more information about the Professional Learning Program and to register for Workshop 1, please complete this form.

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The ethi{CS} project is based at Phillips Academy and supported by the Tang Institute. It is led by Andover ethicist Kiran Bhardwaj and Andover computer science teacher Nicholas Zufelt, who have been developing pedagogies with their own students and who share methods with fellow teachers nationwide.

ethi{CS} Professional Learning Program

ethi{CS} Professional Learning Program

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The ethi{CS} Professional Learning Program is a series of six workshops that will help high school computer science teachers to:

  • recognize opportunities for ethical inquiry in any computer science curriculum
  • design activities which prompt student to consider the ethical dimensions of their work

This program is designed for teachers who want to help students develop ethical thinking skills, but do not have a background in ethics. They want support in adding an ethical dimension to their courses. The ethi{CS} pedagogy leverages opportunities for teaching ethics that are already embedded in computer science lessons. Teachers will emerge with strategies for engaging in ethical questioning and analysis with their students. Teachers from STEM and other technical disciplines are welcome, although conversations will focus primarily on applications in computer sciences.

The ethi{CS} Professional Learning Program will be delivered throughout the 2022–2023 academic year with synchronous and asynchronous content. Teachers are welcome to participate in workshops individually or as a sequenced course for ethi{CS} Pedagogical Certification. Certification indicates that teachers are prepared to develop and teach a computer science curriculum that builds students’ applied ethical skills.

The first workshop, ethi{CS} Project Pedagogical Practices, will be conducted via Zoom on Thursday, October 20, 7:00–8:30 pm EST.

To receive more information about the Professional Learning Program and to register for Workshop 1, please complete this form.

___________________

The ethi{CS} project is based at Phillips Academy and supported by the Tang Institute. It is led by Andover ethicist Kiran Bhardwaj and Andover computer science teacher Nicholas Zufelt, who have been developing pedagogies with their own students and who share methods with fellow teachers nationwide.

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