Leading and Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators with Kimberly Scott (Ep. 1)

Leading and Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators with Kimberly Scott (Ep. 1)

Kimberly Scott is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State. She also serves as Executive Director of CompuGirls, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported

initiative to encourage computational thinking and positive self concept among girls in under-resourced school districts.

Dr. Scott was recently honored at the White House as a National Champion of Change.

During this episode we discussed:

  1. Specific challenges faced by children from under-resourced school districts.
  2. Inspiring examples of how to change outcomes in a student-centered way.
  3. How to support parents who lack the resources to expose their children to robotics, computer programming and design.
  4. Computing applications, such as Scratch, which teachers, parents and others can use to teach programming skills at home.
  5. Whether parents or teachers play a greater role in children’s academic achievement.

Resources

White House Champions of Change Website

Compugirls

Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology

Scratch