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Fostering Student Collaboration Through Coding
Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Alfonso Mendoza, Instructional Software Specialist, Sharyland Independent School District, Mission, TX; with Jeff Meyer, Director of Education, Learning.com
Sponsored by Learning.com
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By 2020, it is projected there will be nearly 3.8 million jobs that are computer science related. Yet, only 25% of K-12 schools offer computer science instruction today. How do we as educators overcome this challenge to prepare our students for these jobs of the future?
Watch Alfonso Mendoza, Instructional Software Specialist for the Sharyland Independent School District in Mission, TX, to learn how he introduced a comprehensive computational thinking and coding program with his students to foster:
- Excitement around computer science education
- Collaboration, perseverance, critical thinking, and creativity
- Language acquisition in all levels of ELL students
This recorded edWebinar is ideal for elementary and middle school educators and administrators, whether you already have a coding program or are looking to get started. Learn how to foster student collaboration through coding at your school!
About the Presenters
Alfonso Mendoza is the instructional software specialist at Sharyland ISD in Mission, Texas, and has been working in education for 12 years. He has previously had the privilege of teaching both high school and elementary students at Sharyland ISD. He is an advocate for the use of technology in classrooms to enhance student learning in any subject. He is currently leading a district-wide initiative to promote digital literacy through coding.
Jeff Meyer is the director of education for Learning.com and resident product expert for its digital literacy solutions who works to identify best practices for internal and external audiences. Jeff has 34 years of experience working in education as a public school teacher and coach, district curriculum and technology director and administrator. He is passionate about the need to transform education using data-based, inquiry-driven approaches and digital resources, especially with urban students and educators. Prior to his eleven years of service with Learning.com, Jeff worked in the Austin and Eanes school districts, Education Service Center, and University of Texas at Austin, Texas.
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