Unconscious Bias: Girls, STEAM and Leadership
June 17 – 19, 2020

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 January 17, 2020, and get a FREE copy of the book Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Dr. Claude Steele from Stanford University. 

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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 Institute

The 3-day Institute 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

Speakers & Session Leaders from 2019 (2020 Speakers TBA)

Faculty Summer Institute Schedule 2020

(Tentative Schedule – To be Finalized in May)

Day 1 – June 17, 2020

5:00 p.m. Meet & Greet at Atlanta Girls’ School

6:00 p.m. Dinner at Local 3

Day 2 – June 18, 2020
Time Title Topic
7:20 Hotel Pick-Up  
8:00 Coffee/Treats  
8:30 Welcome  
9:00 Activity Know Your Neighbor
9:30 Opening Keynote Speaker
10:30 BREAK  
10:45 Session #1 STEAM workshops (20-minute rotation)
12:00  LUNCH  
12:45 Session #2 TBD
2:00 Session #3 TBD
3:15 Session #4 TBD
4:30 Closing Dinner on your own; explore Atlanta
Day 3 – June 19, 2020
Time Title Topic
7:20 Hotel Pick-up  
8:00 Coffee/Treats  
8:30 Activity Interactive and Reflective
9:30 Session #5 TBD
10:30 BREAK  
10:45 Session #6 TBD
12:00 LUNCH  
12:45 Session #7 Field Trip
2:00 Final Activity Reflection 
3:15 Closing & Departure  


A block of rooms will be reserved at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Atlanta Vinings/Galleria. Information on how to make reservations is forthcoming. 

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 January 17, you will receive your book on the first day of the Institute during registration.

Register before January 17 and get a FREE copy of the book Whistling Vivaldi.

Register Now!