Melinda Miller is one of 300 teachers from around the nation learning to deliver what they believe every child should have in the classroom — equality.

“Computer science was something that my principal wanted to offer,” Miller said. “I serve predominantly African-American and Hispanic students and it’s a great need. Our students don’t have a lot of options.”

Miller teaches in Dallas. But, she was given a free trip to the Colorado School of Mines to attend CSPd week. Miller can receive professional development in computer sciences from four different organizations all backed by the National Science Foundation.