Educators' Website for Information Technology

Equity


ACM's Committee on Women in Computing
The mission of ACM-W is to engage in activities and projects that aim to improve the working and learning environments for women in computing. This includes promoting activities that result in more equal representation of women in CS such as mentoring or role modeling, monitoring the status of women in industrial and academic computing through the gathering of statistics, providing historical information about women's accomplishments and roles in CS, and serving as a repository of information about programs, documents and policies of concern to women in CS.
http://www.acm.org/women/


American Association of University Women
The American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. Through widely respected research, the AAUW Educational Foundation and the Association have drawn national attention to the problems girls face in school and offer solutions to these problems.
http://www.aauw.org/2000/research.html


Black Data Processing Association
Since 1975, BDPA has served as a conduit between the information technology and African American communities. Through more than forty local chapters across the country, they offer career counseling, technological assistance, networking opportunities, workshops, computer competitions and more to students eager to join the information age and IT professionals seeking advancement.
http://www.bdpa.org


Center for Education, Employment and Community at Education Development Center
The Center for Education, Employment, and Community (CEEC) within Education Development Center, Inc. works to build the capacity of communities to create systems that help students learn to high standards, workers advance in their careers, and citizens improve their communities. CEEC staff help communities develop policy and design effective practices; and to develop successful partnerships, programs, curricula, assessments and professional development initiatives.
http://www.edc.org/CEEC


Community Technology Centers’ Network
Community Technology Centers' Network (CTCNet), a network of over 350 grass-roots technology centers in storefronts, libraries, and community-based organizations that are providing people in their communities with access to computers and related technologies.
http://www.ctcnet.org/


Digital Sisters, Inc.
Digital Sisters (DS), Inc. is a non-profit organization that was created to provide support and facilitate interest in technology by women of color. Digital Sisters offers programs that promote women of color to be fluent users, inventors of technology and providers of content.
http://www.digital-sistas.org


DigitalEve
DigitalEve is a global, non-profit organization for women in new media and digital technology. As a women-focused and community-based organization, DigitalEve draws upon the collective strength of its rapidly growing worldwide network of local chapters to create a united voice that recognizes and emphasizes the influence of women in the field of new media technology - at all levels of involvement, ages, cultures, and abilities.
http://www.digitaleve.org


Engaging Middle School Girls in Math & Science (Online Course)
This course - designed for middle school teachers- builds on the premise that math and science represent useful skills and approaches to addressing life experiences regardless of whether they lead to careers in these fields. You'll meet with colleagues online to explore ways to create classrooms that are supportive of girls' successes in math and science. Building on what teachers already know about good instructional practice, this course addresses the unique social and academic needs of girls...
http://www.edc.org/WomensEquity/coursead.htm


Exploring Gender in Learning Environments
The goal of this site is to engage learners in an interactive environment that allows them to utilize existing research and explore innovative models to construct gender equitable technology programs and polices.
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/~wit/exploring/index.htm


Gates Millennium Scholarship
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is aimed at expanding access and opportunity to higher education to African-Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Americans, and Hispanic Americans enrolling in and completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/


Gender & Science Digital Libary
The Gender & Science Digital Library is a project from the Gender & Diversities Institute at EDC, in conjunction with the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF has established the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) program, which will result in a network of learning environments and resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The program is aimed at meeting the needs of students and teachers at all levels--K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and lifelong learning--in both individual and collaborative settings, as well as formal and informal modes.
http://gsdl.enc.org/


Gender and Diversities Institute
The Gender and Diversities Institute is a global institute dedicated to improving the well-being of individuals and organizations through innovative approaches to life-long learning. The web site offers links to a variety of resources including professional development opportunities and equity resources around the world.
http://www.edc.org/GDI/


Girls Issues and Technology
Sponsored by Generation YES - a provider of technology courses and programs that emphasize student involvement - this semester elective course is for students who have opted out of technology electives or "don't like computers." The course centers around a series of modules that each emphasize an issue important to adolescent girls. Technology skills are interwoven into each module.
http://www.genyes.org/gengit/


Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS)
IWITTS provides training, e-strategies, publications and technical assistance to the education system and employers to integrate women into technology and law enforcement careers. IWITTS partnered with Cisco Systems, Inc. and Cisco Learning Institute to develop Cisco Learning Institute's (CLI) Gender Initiative on Recruiting Women to Cisco Networking Academy Programs.
http://www.iwitts.com/


National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering. To learn about initiatives and funding opportunities to promote equity, conduct a serch on "equity" from the site home page.
http://www.nsf.gov


Scitechmatics
This site is designed to introduce girls to female role models in the IT industry. Women working in Information Technology (IT), directly or indirectly, share their stories. They love their jobs, and guess what? They don't sit in front of a computer for 14 hours a day. In fact, most of them work in teams and have a lot of human interaction with their customers. They are inspired by different things and are involved outside of the workplace with their hobbies, community service and families.
http://www.can.ibm.com/k12/scitechmatics/stars.htm


Sun Microsystems Equity Program
The Open Gateways Program assists K-12 schools - particularly those in economically disadvantaged areas - secure access to the Internet. The program also provides staff and teacher training and develops curricula using Internet resources.
http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/comm_invest/ogp.html


The Center for Women and Information Technology
The Center for Women and Information Technology, located at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, offers a variety of resources - including curriculum, speakers series, and information about research and conferences - to encourage more women and girls to study computer science and/or information systems and to pursue careers in IT.
http://www.umbc.edu/cwit/index.html


The Institute for Women and Technology
The Institute for Women and Technology was founded in 1997 by Dr. Anita Borg and is led by President, Dr. Telle Whitney. The Institute's mission is to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology and to increase the positive impact of technology on the lives of the world's women. The Institute helps communities, industry, education and government benefit from these increases.
http://www.iwt.org


WEEA Equity Resource Center
The WEEA Equity Resource Center works with schools, community organizations, businesses, and individuals to publish and market gender-fair education products fight against discrimination based on gender, race, class, language, and disability disseminate the latest resources for multicultural gender-fair education.
http://www.edc.org/WomensEquity