Code.org - Computer Science in Algebra PD: Teacher Introduction


#203

My name is Mary Bansley. I teach Library Science at Sutherland elementary school in Chicago. I hope to help teachers incorporate computer science into their lessons this year. Thanks!! Looking forward to collaborating and sharing ideas.


#204

My name is Mary Bansley. I teach Library Science at Sutherland School in Chicago. I look forward to learning how to incorporate computer science into lessons and sharing this knowledge with the teachers at my school. I also look forward to collaborating with teachers from other schools.


#205

I will be teaching at Rachel Carsons with 6th grade Math. I am interested in Computer Science because the students at Rachel Carson have already been using the program. Outside of the classroom, I like to read articles on education, enjoy the pool, and play with my children.


#206

I will not be directly teaching code to the k-2 students at my school, however I will be making sure that it is being taught to them and thats why I am taking these sessions. I like technology and am interested to learn how it works as well as how it can be used to help students improve.


#207

My name is John Strable. This is my 4th year teaching. I have taught 6th and 7th Grade Mathematics at King and Queen Elementary School for all four years. I have always loved playing on the computer and I have taken some courses in computer science when I was at college. Outside of school I enjoy running and playing ultimate frisbee.


#208

I agree the use of the program will serve as a motivator for students who are struggling learners. It teaches them to become better critical thinkers and improve their problem-solving skills.


#209

Hi. My name is Monica P. Merritt. I have taught for 10 years in grades 7 and 8, subjects Math 7 and Pre-Algebra, at Russell Middle School in Lawrenceville, VA. I constantly look for ways to incorporate technology in my curriculum, to motivate students, and expose them to activities utilizing 21st century skills. During the 3 day workshop, I learned coding required higher level thinking and using problem-solving skills which are necessary skills that can be applied in the classroom and when solving real-world problems.


#210

I teach Pre-Algebra in Suffolk, VA at King’s Fork Middle School. I became interested in computer science after attending this professional development. I was not aware that I was capable of coding a computer. Outside of the classroom I’m spending time with family.


#211

I am a special teacher in the Alternate Curriculum. I teach children with autism in the moderate to severe program of LAUSD. I teach at Van Nuys Middle School. After school I am always looking for venues in technology to deliver my instruction. The Alternate program is a modified curriculum for students with autism. Alternate does not mean “low expectations” on the contrary, it means “high expectations” “extra work” and participation in all academic activities. I have found many apps/programs , and websites for which I have signed up; but I always feel there is something missing in the process. What can I do to make the app mine, and how can I learn java, code or html to change the outcome? I believe it is important for my students to learn code, learning is a rewarding process that implies less frustrations; and as for me Code means a richer learning environment to deliver instruction . We all be multilingual, it is time to learn a new language “Code” will open a new world of opportunities.


#212

Hello Y’ll ! My name is Benjamin Quansah. I am engaged at Whittlesea Seconday College in a casual relief teaching role. I teach Years 8, 9 & 10 Digital Technologies and Mathematics. I am interested in Computer Science to dvelopm my pedagogy in the curriculum area of digital technologies lessons delivery especially in Integrated projects involving Algebra. Outside the classroom I am active in K-12 Learning Support programs and enjoy some sports.


#213

Hello, my name is Anna and I teach K-8 STEM in the Chicago Public Schools. I am excited to strengthen my capabilities in coding, since I haven’t done coding since 8th grade in high school.


#214

I teach 8th grade math and algebra (hs equivalent) at Castle Rock Middle School. I have not taught or integrated computer science into my classroom lessons, but I am very excited to start! I enjoy reading, Zumba classes (I love dancing to rock, Latin, and disco music), and traveling to new places. I am a real math and science nerd and enjoy passing on the joy of nerdiness to my students!


#215

Hello,
My name is Tanya Casimir-Frezin , I currently teach 6 grade Math at Awesome Olsen Middle School. My principal suggested I take this coding class, so I guess that why I am interested in Computer Science. Reading some of the information has spark an additive interest for me so I hope to connect my students to a better and deeper understanding with math by taking this course. Outside of the classroom, I love to spend time with my wonderful husband and three beautiful kids.


#216

Hello, Everyone. My name is Latisa and I teach mathematics in Dania Beach, Florida. There appears to be a shortage in those pursuing careers in computer science and coding. However, I think it is quite interesting and would like to expose my students to something that can benefit them in the future. When not in the classroom, I am spending a lot of time gathering and reading research articles for my dissertation. I also like to spend time with my family and catch up on my naps:)