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I am interested in the application of the learning sciences and in leveraging technology tools in the service of learning. I am passionate about encouraging diverse participation in CS and understanding the role of women in the field.

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www.circleducators.org

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What to watch....
http://bechdeltest.com/

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"when we hear dissent from someone who is different from us, it provokes more thought than when it comes from someone who looks like us" Katherine Phillips

Phillips, K. W. (2014). HOW DIVERSITY WORKS. Scientific American, 311(4), 43-47.

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There might be a right answer now, but it may be wrong tomorrow.
- My thoughts based on reading about the principles of connectivism http://www.itdl.org/journal/jan_05/article01.htm)

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"I think we all too often forget, that the greatest natural resource we have is our young people, they're our future." - Admiral Grace Hopper.
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-queen-of-code/

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"To maintain the state of doubt and to carry unsystematic and protracted inquiry -- these are the essentials of thinking ." Dewey How We Think

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“No knowledge is entirely reducible to words, and no knowledge is entirely ineffable.” Seymour Papert (p. 96 Mindstorms)

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle