Professional Practice Plan

Central Inquiry Question: What role does learning computer programming play in formal education?

My growth: As I think about myself as an educator I bring a lot of knowledge to how we leverage technology for teaching and learning.  I have less experience with how we help children and adults learn computer coding. I am trying to grow in the ISTE Standards for Computer Science Teachers I am trying to learn the basics of programming in my quest to grapple with how we infuse coding into formal education. President Obama just announced his Computer Science for All Initiative and that all students should learn computer science.  In a recent article from NPR, Kamenetz explored why

Andragogy, Pedagogy and Technology: It is complex…

In my inquiry, I will also explore: How can educators advocate and use technology to enhance real world, collaborative, learner centered education? If you have ever worked with students learning to code, you may have noticed the magic…

Screen Shot 2016-01-30 at 1.24.42 PMMy Work: I am using Code Academy to learn python, and Code. Org to observe my 6-year old learning to code.  In my work this week.  You can see a screen shot here of one of the lessons I am working on.  I spent…

 

Screen Shot 2016-01-30 at 1.27.32 PMMy daughter is loving Code.Org.  She is doing the Studio Course 1. It is amazing to see her energy.  She spent 1 hour on the course, and began checking the ‘like’ button as the problems got harder.

 

 

 

My Plan…

What are four resources you plan to use in this project?..

How will you know if this project is successful? What should be the criteria to judge your success?..

How might you increase learner autonomy with your own students?…