When advertising your course, make it clear that any students “willing to do the work” are “wanted in the course,” and use titles like “Be a software engineer” or “Be an innovator” for your course or course modules.

  • Clarify that no prior experience is necessary helps ensure equitable access to everyone who wishes to take the class.
  • It is important to use positive identity statements as course or course module titles because they help make the teaching goal of "helping students understand that they can be successful in the field" easy to identify and talk about in of your course.

Make clear that any students willing to do the work are wanted in the course when advertising the class

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Tips from Deborah Power Carter The College Board’s AP Computer Science Teacher’s Guide.

Interview with Glenda Guerrero