Try to challenge stereotypes of CS as solitary and boring by providing opportunities for collaboration and creativity. Tell students that computer scientists always work in teams to solve big problems. Consider looking up the number of employees at a big tech company students have heard of to illustrate that computer scientists work together. Explain that computer scientists use creativity when they’re inventing new products and when they’re coming up with creative ways to solve problems.
Example: "You'll work together today, like computer scientists do."
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