Dream Big: Addressing Computing for the Social Good
in the Computing Curricula
SIGCSE 2022 Affiliate Event
Date: March 2, 2022. A pre-SIGCSE Affiliated event!
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST (half-day afternoon event)
Omni Providence Hotel
1 W Exchange St, Providence, RI 02903
Fees: None. This event is sponsored by SIGCAS and is free for registered SIGCSE symposium attendees.
Registration: Click here to register.
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We are pleased to invite you to our annual Computing for the Social Good in Education (CSG-Ed) event, which will take place Wednesday March 2, 2022, as part of the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE).
In this year’s CSG-Ed event, we invite participants to discuss how they would reimagine their institution’s and general computing curriculum, if they were supreme, magic wand wielding, curricular overlords.
Currently, computing is perceived as a practical means to ensure a livelihood, but often overlooked as a path for empowering the disadvantaged and raising the quality of life for all. Furthermore, the numerous headlines exemplifying computing by the elite and for the elite at the expense of everyone else, or, stated differently, examples of technology companies shirking any responsibility to remedy the unintended harmful consequences of their products, pushes a view of computing that is a self-serving one. The view being that those making the technology get rich doing it, leave everyone else behind and do not care about those left behind or harmed by their products. This prevailing, and somewhat bleak, perception of computing’s impact on society is not the whole picture. Yet, such a climate can impact students’ choice of major, how they view their own field and the choices they make as a professional after they graduate.
How are our computing curricula perpetuating the current perceptions of computing, acquiescing to this perception or working to expand the view of what computing can do for society? Are we combating the false dichotomy and showing students that they can have a successful career without exploiting anyone and do so while using their computing skills to benefit society.
This free and open to all, SIGCAS-sponsored affiliated event will explore this question through prepared presentations, group activities, and the sharing of proposals among the participants and hopefully the larger computing education community with the intent of shaping the next generation of computing curricular, such as the upcoming Computer Science Curricula 202X report.
|Johanna Blumenthal, Esq.
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|Dr. Richard Blumenthal
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|Dr. Mikey Goldweber
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|Dr. Lisa Kaczmarczyk
Lisa Kaczmarczyk PhD Consulting, LLC
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