About

Purpose

 

​K-12 STEM Equity was created to support educators, policymakers, and parents striving to bring equity to STEM education opportunities for traditionally underrepresented students. We recognize the valuable influence that STEM learning can have on the life trajectories of all students and encourage distribution of this influence more broadly across student groups.  We seek to support learners through resources they can access directly, such as online tutorials in STEM content.  We look to support teachers through instructional resources and books on digital equity and STEM learning. Our support of educators is also reinforced by our academic journal, The Journal of Computer Science Integration.  We are committed to unlocking the potential of every K-12 student, as well as to supporting the educators and parents who share in that mission.  

Nicol R. Howard, PhD

Dr. Nicol Howard is an Assistant Professor in the School of
Education at the University of Redlands. She has served as co-chair for ISTE’s Digital Equity Network, chair of the American Education Research Association’s Technology, Instruction, Cognition, and Learning SIG, and co-chair for the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) Technology SIG. Her research foci are teacher education, STEM and computer science opportunities for students of color, and equitable uses of technology in K–16 classrooms. Her writing has appeared in ISTE’s publications, the Corwin Connected Educators Series, and various educational journals. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Computer Science Integration. Follow her @NicolRHoward.

Keith E. Howard, PhD

Dr. Keith Howard is an Associate Professor in the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. He obtained his PhD in Educational Psychology and Technology from the University of Southern California. He is co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Computer Science Integration. He has served as Co-Program Chair for the Teacher Education Innovation and Policy Section of the American Educational Research Association’s Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education), board member for the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE), as well as a Co-Chair for the CCTE Technology SIG. He is a former secondary computer science/mathematics teacher and Technology Coordinator for the Los Angeles Unified School District. His research foci include computer science in K–12 education, equity in K–12 STEM education, and teacher education. Follow him @KeithEHoward. 

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