Johnson Elementary School
Sing, study poetry and history, teach science, like to look at things closely and figure things out.
Love nature, mindfulness and learning.
I am currently teaching K-6 "STEM x Computers" one day a week and providing tech support on two other days. For the past seven years I have taught elementary and middle school science. I have a masters degree in GIS and have been cataloguing and using helpful web-based science simulations over the years, but have done little full-blown programming since high school FORTRAN on punch cards.
In just three sessions with my students so far, I have found they respond with immediate engagement to interactive challenges that are aimed at their level. They've had a blast with Build a Block, Fantastic Contraption, Tinkerball, and Kodable's Smeeborgs (to name a few). My brief is not just to teach computer science, but to teach/reinforce STEM content using IT resources, so I will be doing more than just CS or coding, but my first experiences with the kids in the computer lab have been great.