I'm Lauren Williams in the Northern Virginia area. I am an elementary school librarian. I see my job as more than books and reading. A library is a makerspace, and place where ideas are explored, created, and shared. We get these ideas from information - with most of that information being encoded in one form or another. I have found the more we understand how information is constructed, how it is encoded online or in a database, the better researchers we become.
I have been using Code.org since the first Hour of Code. I have created school-wide events so that all students, K-6, have a chance to become a computer scientist. I have included mini lessons on key concepts to help them complete their puzzles. And I have gone on to create 20% Labs, based on that Google concept. Students work on year-long projects to solve problems using some kind of technology.
I am taking this course to improve my teaching of CS. I now work at a Title I school and find that my students need more guidance and structure than my students that were at an advanced academics center.
I am found on Twitter as @laurenexploring. I finally joined Instagram ... the last human to do so? @l.r.wms
I look forward to continued learning.