Hello! My name is Janel Kisner. I teach at the Ohio School for the Deaf in Columbus, Ohio. This will be my first year teaching coding, using the Code.org curriculum, courses 1-4. I teach high school, but I don't know if I will also be teaching elementary or middle school specials classes. Previously, I taught classes online at the same school, but a different subject.
My only experience with code was a computer science class I took in high school 25 ago when I had to stop and ask my teacher for help every 2.5 minutes.
My work over the past several years has been tech heavy, so when I learned about this program, it was easy for me to pick it up. I convinced my school to let me teach it, and here I am. I am interested in this group to share resources, as well as to possibly connect, and for support. There may be some ideas I am not familiar with and cannot figure out.
Social Media: I closed my LinkedIn. I rarely post to Twitter, and if you like Halloween, cemeteries, dogs, coffee, indie perfume and small companies, or general weird, geeky, spooky stuff, you can find me on Instagram. Both are under "janelesque".
Attached is my favorite coffee mug. I like mint chocolate chip ice cream!