Make the classroom a space for authentic and accountable exchange where a diverse set of voices add knowledge to the course beyond the perspective of the teacher.

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Goal:
  • Include outside voices to offer additional perspectives in the curriculum and engage students.
Reason:
  • Meeting professionals that have a similar background or culture to your students can help inspire them and inform them of future possibilities.
    • These connections are particularly important to low-income and first-generation students since they generally don’t live in a community that is already connected to the networks in computer science fields.
  • Additional input from outside voices creates more opportunities for students to connect to the material than might occur with only the voice of a teacher.
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