Computer and Information Technology occupations are predicted to grow at a rate of 13% from 2020 to 2030, exceeding the anticipated growth of all other occupations, according to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
However, as this industry grows and struggles with talent shortages, a lack of diversity and equity among US students continues to plague the educational system. In a study conducted by Code.org, female students that take an AP Computer Science course in high school are 10 times more likely to pursue a Computer Science major, while Black and Hispanic students see a 7-8 times increase.
In this session we will explore how to integrate creative content into STEM programs to attract non-traditional student populations. How to reimagine and redesign STEM projects, rewrite curriculum, and capture the interest of students from underserved and under-represented populations in our schools and communities.
Kenneth “Scott" Myers - STEM Educator for the Manteca Unified School District
About the Speaker
Scott has more than two decades of experience in instructional design, training, and curriculum development, including military, primary, secondary, post-secondary, and adult education, with a focus on STEM and technology programs. He is an advocate for using creative coursework to increase underserved student enrollment in STEM programs.
1005 East Pescadero Ave, Suite 170, Tracy, CA 95304
COVID and Safety Information
We no longer have a mask requirement, but we won't stop you if you'd like to wear one at the group. If you are sick, please consider staying at home.
Parking and Basic Information
The venue is within Northgate Village and there will be plenty of no-cost parking. You can find us in a conference room in the building labeled "The Lounge" which is shared with the restrooms for the complex.