Events / Community Meetups

June 18th Virtual Meetup

  • 06.18.2020 @ 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Zoom Conference

How can we support youth voice and activism during times of change? How do we promote equity in computer science pathways to careers? Join conversations on both topics at the Chicago Learning Exchange’s (CLX) June 18 Meetup.

CLX hosts a monthly Meetup to network, exchange learnings, and connect Chicago's learning ecosystem. At the CLX virtual meetup, you will experience a professional learning community and working-group time with a dynamic group of educators, youth-development professionals, librarians, parents, researchers, funders, journalists, and technologists who share a passion for advancing racial equity in the future of learning and work.

CLX meetups feature virtual workshops, presentations, and event announcements while dedicating time for exchanging ideas and creating projects with like-minded individuals. To submit an agenda item or activity, fill out this form by the end of the day Tuesday.

At the June 18th Meetup, participants will have an opportunity to hear from Sybil M. Madison, Ph.D., Deputy Mayor for Education and Human Services. As well as an opportunity to join breakout sessions with the Computer Science Affinity Group of Chicago: Pipeline Meeting (CS Affinity Group) and CLX Community of Practice (CoP) Youth Digital Media Activism (YDMA).

In partnership with the Center for Excellence in Computer Science Education at Northwestern University, the CS Affinity Group strives to connect CS practitioners; this will require our collective input, investment, and interaction on a more frequent basis. During this meeting, we will strengthen our community by discussing Chicago’s CS4ALL EcoSystemsforCS: CSforCHI initiative, dig into issues of equity, gather input from your experiences and expertise, and address relevant and timely topics from regional and national platforms.

The YDMA CoP is building the capacity of CLX members and organizations to harness youth voice and civic engagement through authentic media production. Originating with YDMA grant recipients, it is now open to any interested members of the CLX community. We know that youth participation in media is deeply connected to the development of civic voice and engagement, and this space is dedicated to furthering those goals through connected learning practice. If you would like to be added to the Participate platform, please fill out this form



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