Inspiration Mirror

A Blog by The Learning Partnership

New Research Accepted to the International Society of the Learning Science Conference

By Steven McGee | Mar 9, 2021

Congratulations to our postdocs and partners on papers that have been accepted for presentation at the International Society of the Learning Sciences annual meeting.

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Partner Spotlight: Q&A with Lucia Dettori

By Claire Cronin | Mar 8, 2021

In honor if International Women’s Day, Claire Cronin sat down with Lucia Dettori to talk about her life experiences, from growing up in Italy to being at the forefront of the Computer Science For All initiative in Chicago.

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El Yunque Rainforest

Take a Journey to El Yunque on World Wildlife Day

By Katy Easley | Mar 3, 2021

In honor of World Wildlife Day, postdoctoral researcher Katy Easley shares a glimpse into the species and ecosystems of El Yunque rainforest.

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Moving from Digital Apartheid toward Abolitionist Futures in Computer Science: A Broadening Participation and Success Story from Chicago Public Schools

By Phillip A. Boda | Feb 25, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, Phillip Boda reflects on the history of black students’ access to computer science coursework and the impact of CPS’ CS4All movement on increasing access and success.

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Partner Spotlight: Q&A with Shadia Daniels

By Claire Cronin | Feb 17, 2021

Shadia Daniels is the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Business and IT Cluster Manager at Chicago Public Schools. She works in partnership with the Geospatial Semester Project to bring GIS to the IT and business clusters. In honor of February being CTE month, Shadia sat down with Claire Cronin to discuss the various pathways and opportunities offered to students through the department.

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Partner Spotlight: Q&A with Don Yanek

By Claire Cronin | Jan 26, 2021

In honor of National Mentoring month, we are spotlighting Don Yanek who is a computer science instructional coach for the Chicago Public Schools. Don shares his experiences of coaching and mentoring fellow computer science educators.

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Spotlight: Normandie Gonzalez-Orellana

By Cat McGee |

In honor of Women in Science day, The Learning Partnership highlights Normandie Gonzalez-Orellana, a participant in our 2022 EDI-funded summer fellowship, as she talks about her experience from this past summer.

Spotlight: Willow Kelleigh

By Cat McGee |

In honor of Women in Science Day, The Learning Partnership highlights Willow Kelleigh, our 1st undergraduate intern, as she speaks to her experience from this past summer.

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