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STEAM Salon with Merijke Coenraad: "Designing Together to Teach and Understand Techquity"

Powered by Research Commons at University Libraries. STEAM Salon is an informal series held by the STEM Library featuring faculty and student speakers in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics who engage and inspire our university community with their current research.

Today, technology visibly and invisibly impacts many aspects of our lives, including those of youth. Algorithms are used for policing, accessing social services, advertising, and disseminating information. Yet, unknown to many, these technologies perpetuate and exacerbate the biases of society. It is time to consider how youth, as users and creators of technology, understand and can thinking critically about the oppressive impacts of technology on their lives and those of their communities.

Join Merijke Coenraad, doctoral candidate in Technology, Learning, and Leadership, as she explores findings from co-design work with youth around their conceptualizations of "techquity and threats to techquity" and delves into the units designed with teachers on these essential topics.

Merijke Coenraad is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Teaching & Learning, Policy & Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on the intersections of educational technology and equity including the creation of materials, platforms, and experiences in partnership with teachers and youth through participatory design methods. Merijke has an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College and a B.S. in Elementary Education and Spanish and Hispanic Studies from Creighton University. She is a former middle school teacher.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Faculty/Staff   General Public   Graduate Students   Undergraduate Students  
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