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Workshops

Computer Science Outreach

Girls and Women

Through CU-WISE and other independent opportunities, I have designed and delivered the following workshops. (This list does not include the mini-course mentioned here.)

  • Anita Borg Birthday Celebration - via Shopify and Google (February 2016)
  • Go Code Girl - for Carleton University's School of Computer Science and University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering (March 2015)
  • Learn to Program With Python - for Girl Develop it Ottawa (June 2014)
  • Go Code Girl - for Carleton University's School of Computer Science and University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering (March 2014)
  • Computer Science and Searching Algorithms - for GirlSci Camp (August 2013)
  • Computer Science and Searching Algorithms - for Girls @ Virtual Ventures (July 2013)
  • Go Code Girl - for The University of Ottawa Faculty of Engineering (April 2013)
  • Create Interactive Art and More! Introduction to Programming with Processing - for Girl Develop it Ottawa (September 2012)
  • Computer Science and Public Key Cryptography - for Girls @ Virtual Ventures (July 2012, August 2012)
  • Intro to Scratch Programming - for Girl Develop it Ottawa (September 2011)
  • Computer Science, Minimal Spanning Trees, and Finite State Machines - for Girls @ Virtual Ventures (July 2011, August 2011)
  • Computer Science, Finite State Machines, and Searching - for IBM E.X.I.T.E. Camp (August 2010)
  • Computer Science, Programming Languages, Cryptographic Protocols, and Image Representation - for Girls @ Virtual Ventures (July 2010, August 2010)
  • Computer Science, Image Representation, and Searching - for Girls @ Virtual Ventures (November 2009)
  • Women in Computer Science and Finite State Machines - for  IBM E.X.I.T.E. Camp (August 2009)
  • Women in Computer Science and Finite State Machines - for Girls @ Virtual Ventures (August 2009)

General Audiences

Teacher and Student Support

Let's Talk Science Activities

These Let's Talk Science activities were prepared and delivered by me while I volunteered for the partnership program.  Details on these workshops as well as an article I prepared for an Aboriginal youth newsletter can be found on the extra-curricular page detailing my volunteer time with LTS.

  • Computer science outreach workshops for LTS are listed above
  • Physics: Mirrors and Lenses (November 2009)
  • Physics Olympics (January 2009)

TA Mentor Workshops

These workshops were prepared and delivered by me in the context of training teaching assistants in the School of Computer Science as TA Mentor.  (I also held workshops lead by other facilitators, including faculty members.)

  • TA Day: Enhancing Student Learning (January 2011)
  • TA Day: Relearning and Reviewing Old Material (January 2011)
  • Handling Difficult Situations (November 2010)
  • Assessment: Creating Assignments, Grading Consistently (October 2010)
  • Teaching During Office Hours (September 2010)
  • Help! Nobody Understands My Lecture! (March 2010)
  • Techniques for Teaching Computer Science Concepts (November 2009) [more info]
  • Grading (with faculty guest speaker) (October 2009)
  • Effective Office Hours (September 2009)