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#992

Hello!

I am Taylor Honkala. I live in Warrensburg, MO and work in Knob Noster, MO. I teach 5th grade. I was asked to take on some computer science/coding roles with our RTI program as part of an enrichment group, but I have a fairly limited understanding of coding, much less how to go about teaching it!


#993

Hi! My name is Debbie Greenman. I teach in Spokane, WA. For the past 14 years, I have taught 3rd grade. Next year I will be moving to 4th grade. For the past three years, I have been a facilitator for an after school school Computer Code Club for 3-6th graders. I also use Khan Academy in my classroom with Code.org for many of my students. I would like to learn more so that I can stay one step ahead of my students (or at least know how to help them find help).


#994

Hi, my name is Amy Shook and I am a Florida educator. I teach 4th and 5th ELA as well as gifted at a small public school in Yankeetown, FL. I am new to coding myself, so I am learning what I can now in order to use this platform to teach my gifted students next year. Oh, and my favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate peanut butter!!


#995

My name is Lori Abernethy. I live just outside of Philadelphia in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and I am a Digital Literacy teacher in the School District of Philadelphia. I teach grades K-6 and have used the Code.org resources with my students for a few years now. I have a BS in Elementary Education and my master’s in Technology Education but neither have any in depth study of coding or computer basics for that matter. I’ve been teaching in Philadelphia for 25 years. This summer I want to move past my limited coding knowledge and really dig-in so my students can benefit from my expanded coding knowledge when we start up again in August.

You can find me on Twitter: @digiteachlori


#996

I am passionate about teaching computer science
and I am very happy to be an active part of this creative community
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When you teach everywhere


#997

Hi there!

My name is Jessica and I’m a first year teacher.

I teach in Manitoba, Canada. I’m new to the world of Computer Science and would love to learn more in order to implement it into my classroom for September 2018.


#998

Hi!
I’m a German mom who just moved from the US to Spain. I was telling the teachers at my kids’ new school about code.org and they invited me to teach an afternoon class in English to the local kids. So here I am, trying to decide if I actually want to do this… :wink:


#999

My name is Kathy Rundell. I will be teaching second grade in the fall at a private school. My previous teaching experience was with 1st graders. I am new to the coding world and thought this was a good place to start. I am excited to learn about coding and pass that excitement onto my students. :slight_smile:


#1000

Hi! I am Erlin de Peralta, currently working in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China as a Learning Center Director. I am interested to learn Coding for professional development. I hope I will be able to use this knowledge by teaching this to our students in the future.

By the way, my favorite ice cream flavors are pistachio and vanilla.


#1001

Hello, My name is Terri Hughes. For the past 27 years I’ve taught all subjects in middle school for grades five through seven, but have spent the most time in sixth grade. This year my middle school, Campbell Middle School, closed its doors forever. Next year it will become the preK through fourth grade Campbell School of Innovation (CSI). I feel incredibly fortunate that I will be teaching second grade there next year. Eventually CSI will be a preK-8th grade school. We will be looking at changing the way we educate children and will be using design thinking and project based learning.

I live in San Jose’s oldest subdivision near downtown and teach in Campbell. Both are located about an hour south of San Francisco, California. I will finish my Masters in Educational Leadership from Santa Clara University tomorrow! This summer I am attending many trainings to gear up to CSI’s grand opening and attending #MERIT18 at the Krause Center of Innovation located at Foothill College. It is going to be a busy summer spent learning and developing my teaching craft.

While I didn’t know much about computer science, it hasn’t kept me from giving those opportunities to students. I have done a few Code.org CS First clubs. I’m looking forward to upping my skills so that I can better support my second graders next year in bring rich computer science experiences into our classroom.

You can get in touch with me here:
Twitter: @thehughes2
Linkedin


#1002

My name is Angela Ferreira. I teach computer science at a small Christian private school in Fort Mill South Carolina, right outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Being at a small private school, I am the electives teacher for all the high school electives. Part of my teaching responsibility as the computer science requirement for all high school students. I feel completely overwhelmed with us and not at all adequately trained. I am so glad that I have found the site and hope to gain knowledge and a curriculum for my students.


#1003

My name is Whitney Richardson and I work in a small district near Houston Texas. I have taught first or second grade for five years but will be heading a new technology class for our new fifth grade campus! I used code.org with my first graders the past two years but would like to be able to dive deeper with my fifth graders this year.


#1004

Hello to all…my name is Luis San Roman. I teach 8-12 grade math and electives at the discipline alternative campus for my district in Schertz, Tx. I sometimes get a computer science student and have struggled in the past to provide the support they need. Hopefully, by doing the online tutorials at code.org and going through the curriculum myself I’ll be able to give them the support they need. I’m a retired Navy Submariner and I’m entering my 14th year teaching.


#1005

My name is Karrie Coffey, and I am a k-8 teacher who is interested in using code.org as part my school’s technology program.

I live in Riverhead New York which is on the North Fork of Long Island.

I am hoping that being part of this community will help me to use code.org at my school.


#1006

Hello everyone,
I am Pam Bonds a code.org affiliate in Iuka, Ms. I transferred to computer technology K-4 at Iuka Elementary in February 2018 and I absolutely love it.
I am super excited about introducing more coding in the lab for all grade levels. I look forward to hearing and learning with and from everyone in this forum


#1007

Hi Everyone,

My name is Leslie and I teach 5th grade in Auburn, WA. I’m just at the beginning of my summer break and have committed to completing this course over the summer. I’m excited to learn fundamentals so I can bring an additional layer of engagement and relevance to my teaching. I have had no experience with programming/coding, at least not since I had an Atari in my room as a middle-schooler and programmed a mouse trap game. Sports, music and boys interested me more and I haven’t been interested in coding until now.

You can follow my class on Twitter @MrsL5th. We’d love to have other classes as followers and we follow back!

For the record, my favorite ice cream flavor is Praline Pecan.

The picture is a class selfie with my students who just left me.


#1008

Hi! I’m Linda and I teach 3rd grade in Auburn, Wa.
I’m here to learn, listen, and share ideas.


#1009

Hello! My name is Naomi Dove.

I live and teach in Tustin, California. I’ll be starting my 18th year of teaching middle school students this fall. I’ve always been a language arts teacher and am now starting my third year at one of the newest schools in our district. At this new site, I teach all subjects in a blended learning environment. I’m hoping that being a part of this community can help me better understand coding and the important role it plays in the world my students will be participating in as they move through high school and beyond. As I am a coding novice, I hope that I can learn enough to at least help spark an interest in coding with my students and hopefully help facilitate their exploration.

You can find me on twitter @naomidove - My favorite ice-cream flavor is Chocolate Malted Crunch!


#1010

My name is Kimberly Wynn. I live in Edgewood, Wa and work in the auburn School Dristrict. I am a 1st grade teacher. I am interested in learning more about computer science and how to incorporate coding into my teaching.

my favorite ice cream flavor is peanut butter and chocolate.


#1011

I am Jenny Brandon. I teach middle school technology in west Tennessee. I am getting ready for the CS Discoveries coarse in Nashville. I have used Code.org for the past 5 years for the Hour of Code but my students always wander off to learn more once they finish.
My favorite ice cream of all time: Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch but I haven’t found any in a couple of years.