Baker is a high school computer science teacher at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Since he started teaching in 2002, Baker has worked to increase the visibility and credibility of high school computer science. Much of this work involves ensuring that women and other under-represented groups are given opportunities to succeed in a discipline that has historically excluded them. In recent years Baker has enjoyed greater than 50% female […]

In the opening keynote of the CS & IT 2009 Symposium for the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), Jane Margolis and Joanna Goode discuss their research on why so few African-American, Latino/a, and female high school students are learning computer science. Read more and watch the video Read more about the symposium