Significant disparities exist in enrollment in advanced STEM courses in the state of Texas for females, underrepresented minorities (URM), and economically disadvantaged students. This disparities are particularly acute and persistent in high school computer science courses. The Tapestry Institute will help educators to identify and address some of the root causes of these disparities with research-based professional development.


What is a Tapestry Workshop?

The goals of the workshop are to share strategies, research-based practices, and field-tested good ideas for teaching computer science in a way that reaches all students regardless of sex or ethnicity. Workshop participants will

  • Explore activities for gaining the interest of all students
  • Interact with national experts on teaching and diversity practices
  • Meet university faculty desiring to serve as ambassadors to their schools
  • Form a network of like-minded people for ongoing discussion and development.


Its purpose

  • Attracting more and diverse students to high school Computer Science classes
  • Influencing students, parents, colleagues, and administrators on the importance of your courses and the opportunities they provide
  • Engaging your students in the exciting and rewarding field of computing



  • When – August 6-8, 2018 (Monday-Wednesday)
  • Where – UT Center for STEM Education PD Lab, George I. Sanchez Building, SZB 352
  • Cost
    • Early bird registration – $200
    • Regular registration – $300
  • Registration Deadline
    • Early bird registration deadline – June 30, 2018
    • Regular registration deadline – July 30, 2018
  • CPE Credit – 21 hours

More information / Registration


Pin It on Pinterest

Share This