A Gwinnett County Public Schools teacher is one of a select group of educators to earn a year-long fellowship sponsored by Microsoft Corp. and Pluralsight One. Shana White, a computer science teacher at Sweetwater Middle School, is one of 10 educators from around the nation, and the only one from Georgia, awarded the Computer Science Teachers Association’s (CSTA) inaugural Equity Fellowship. The fellows were selected based on demonstrated success in disrupting the disparities impacting females, underrepresented students of color, English language learners, and students with special needs.
The CSTA Equity Fellowship is a selective, year-long program designed to develop leadership in equitable teaching practices and advocacy. The program will both provide leadership development opportunities to the fellows and identify opportunities for the group to develop ongoing, peer-to-peer professional learning experiences focused on addressing issues of equity in the computer science classrooms for all CSTA members. Equity Fellows also will share their expertise with CSTA members across the globe, support the design of professional learning experiences for CSTA members, collaboratively design and implement a project to promote equity in CS education, and showcase their project at the 2020 CSTA Conference.