Unconscious Bias: Girls, STEAM and Leadership
June 13 & 14, 2019

Join public and private school teachers at Atlanta Girls’ School as we explore stereotype threat, unconscious bias, and gain training to support underrepresented students interested in pursuing careers in STEAM.

Register before March 15th and get a FREE copy of the book Blind Spot.

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The Data

The National Center for Women and Information Technology states that in 2017, 26% of the computing workforce were women. Of those women in this field, 3% were African American, 5% were Asian, and 1% were Hispanic. The projected number of U.S. computing-related job openings expected by the year 2026 is 3.5 million, and only 17% of these jobs could be filled by U.S. computing bachelor’s degree recipients that year.

Our increasingly complex global society calls on educators equipped to guide all students, and young women in particular, through an interdisciplinary and culturally relevant perspective.

About the Session

The 2-day session will include both public and private school educators to explore best practices and research that shows how to engage girls, young women, and students of diverse backgrounds in interdisciplinary learning that highlights STEAM by promoting awareness, education, and networking opportunities.

Sessions to include:

  • STEAM and interdisciplinary teaching and learning strategies
  • Growth mindset, stereotype threat, and unconscious bias
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion work
  • Insight from universities such as Emory University, Spelman College, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Georgia Institute of Technology

Institute Leaders

Speaker bios coming soon!

Sylvia Rodríguez Vargas, Ph.D.

Sylvia Rodríguez Vargas, Ph.D.

Associate Head of School and Director of Strategic Initiatives

James Campbell

James Campbell

STEAM Interdisciplinary Specialist

Faculty Summer Institute Schedule 2019

(Tentative Schedule – To be Finalized in May)

Time Title Topic
8:00 Coffee/Treats  
8:30 Welcome Opening Activity
9:00 Session #1           Working with Girls: STEAM Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
10:00 BREAK  
10:15 Session #2 Growth Mindset, Stereotype Threat, and Leadership Development
11:30 Speaker Unconscious Bias: Awareness and Training that Matters
12:30 LUNCH  
1:30 Session #3 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Working with Faculty and Students
2:40 Session #4 Creativity Resiliency and Critical Problem Solving
3:45 Closing  
5:30 Dinner Local Three Restaurant
Time Title Topic
8:00 Coffee/Treats  
8:30 Welcome Opening Reflection
9:30 Session #5 STEAM Makers: Interactive Session with Students and Faculty
11:30 BREAK  
12:00 LUNCH  
12:30 Session #6 Center for Human and Civil Rights
1:00 Orientation  
1:30 Exhibits  
2:30 Session #7 STEAM Interdisciplinary Units of Study: Designing Lessons
4:00 Closing & Departure  


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Atlanta Vinings/Galleria at a rate of $125 per night. Please reference Atlanta Girls’ School when reserving your room. You can reserve by calling 770-435-4500 or by visiting their website.

Please book by May 19, 2019 to secure this rate. If you need more information, please contact Keisha Rochford-Herbert.

Hotel Info:
Fairfield Inn and Suites Atlanta Vinings/Galleria
2450 Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30339


This summer institute is for educators who wish to explore and gain practical training in STEAM interdisciplinary teaching and learning with a focus on growth mindsets, stereotype threat, and unconscious bias.

No, it is an inclusive space for all teachers across grade levels, designed for those most interested in advancing access and opportunity for girls and underrepresented students in STEAM.

Yes, light breakfast treats, lunch, and dinner the first evening are all included.

Yes, there will be an AGS shuttle bus that will pick up and drop off at the designated hotel at the end of each day.

If you register by March 15, you will receive your book on the first day of the Institute during registration.

Register before March 15th and get a FREE copy of the book Blind Spot.

Register Now!