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Tuesday, April 25 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
What do the Girls See in IT?

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Information Technology is a community within a school that can staffed entirely by men, even when many EdTech faculty are women. Disturbingly, the percentage of computing occupations held by women has been declining since 1991, while women who do enter the profession quit at a rate double that for men. What can schools do to counter the message that IT jobs such as network and systems administration are nearly exclusively masculine? We’ll discuss ways school can address this trend through hiring, training IT staff in building an inclusive culture, and sustaining student programs in and out of the classroom.

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Jeff Dayton

Director of Technology, The Madeira School
Jeff Dayton joined Madeira in 2000 as the network operations manager after a long career in the business world. He brings a wealth of technology experience, having worked in the field since 1982 beginning with mainframe computers at Tyndall Air Force Base. Mr. Dayton has also giv... Read More →
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Renee Hawkins

Director of Technology, Garrison Forest School
Director of Technology at Garrison Forest School, a K-12, all girls' school (with a coed preschool). I have been in EdTech for 25 years with a focus on growing strong, empowered, young women. Interested in improving the number of girls succeeding in CS and partnering with librari... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Terrace C