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#1149

This is Zukadomis from Pittsburgh, PA. I am finishing my teaching cert and this is a course requirement. I currently am a student services assistant in the Pittsburgh Public School District.

#1150

My name is Rebekah Flora and I live in Henry County, VA and work in Franklin County, VA. I am currently an instructional coach after spending 12 amazing years teaching 5th grade. I got involved in this online course to help further my understanding of computer science and coding to prepare for the computer science standards that will be taught K-5 beginning next year. I have a lot to learn, but I am so excited to do so!

#1151

Hi Rebekah! Welcome. You are definitely in the right place. You also might want to connect to our Regional Partner, CodeVA, to see if they have some local PD coming up. https://code.org/professional-development-workshops

#1152
  • Hugo Leiva
  • San jose Costa Rica
  • Im a Parent /CS engineer
  • Why you’re interested in being part of this community : We would like to implement the program in our Country.
#1153

Hi all, my name is Edwin and I live in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. I am a IT Business Consultant and IT Project manager. In my spare time I helpout a foundation in Curaçao as a Web consulant / web master. We try to help kids in the most poorest neigborhoods of Curacao to develop their skills and try to give them a fair change. During my stay at the island the founder of CFF (Child First Foundation) asked me if I would be willing to teach the kids computer science. I used to teach adults in house training form ITIL to Windos server etc… But teaching kids was new to me. I went online and found CS. Now I am busy to assemble a training course for these kids with the help of Code.org. just love blockley and bought a dash and dot to help me during the classes to visualise the goals and make the kids have fun wile doing so.

What is there more to tell: Age 57, In IT from the age of 18, I’m married, Karin my wife live on Curacao, I live in Alphen aan de Rijn (small town near Rotterdam) and I live there with Huggle (My german sheppard and Laila my cat.

My hobby’s : Diving, Motorcycling, share knowledge, cooking (Chinese chezuan, indonesian, Italian, Arabic, Old fashon dutch meals)

Favorite ice cream flavor : Chocolate

What am I doing here at CS: Hope to learn from you all how to teach the next generatin to have fun with CS.

#1154

Hi! My name is Amy. I live and teach in Pittsburgh PA. Right now, I am the assistant teacher in a classroom of first through third graders. I’m interested in Code.org because currently I do not have very much knowledge about teaching computer science, but I am very curious to learn! In addition, I am completing graduate course work that has a focus on computer science and interdisciplinary models and this website was offered up as an excellent resource.

#1155

Hi Amy! Welcome!

Make sure to check out if there are in-person workshops in your area: https://code.org/professional-development-workshops

If there are not any coming up, or at convenient times, you can reach out the Regional Partner in PA to get one set up.

Happy learning,

Megan

#1156

Hello my name is Adrienne,
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, I am currently a graduate student at Carlow University studying Early Childhood Education I will graduate this summer! I am currently a preschool teacher and also sub within local school districts K-12. I have been a educator for 20 years and counting and I do not wish to be left in the stone age when it comes to technology. I want to always stay aware of ways to help my students flourish with technology incorporated.

Fun Facts:

I love glitter I’m always very sparkly I am married and we have two children. My oldest is my daughter she is 22 and works with children with autism and my son is 18 and he attends college at Slippery Rock and pursuing a degree in Sports Management.

I love cookies and cream ice cream, I am also a crafter and enjoy decorating, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends! Picture of my preschoolers in action working with circuit blocks.

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#1157

Hello,
My name is Steph and I am currently a STEAM Teacher in York, PA. I am interested in learning more about Code.org curriculum to find new and unique ways to incorporate STEAM into our curriculum here at our school. I work with students from 3rd grade - 9th grade.

#1158

Welcome Steph! Glad you are here to learn! You might want to also check out our middle school curriculum, CS Discoveries. Applications are now ope for professional learning: https://code.org/educate/professional-learning/middle-high

#1159

Hello Everyone,
My name is Pilar. I live and work in Mexico, City, I am a technology teacher from 1st to 7th grade in a catholic, private school.
I studied Computer Science. During 10 years I used to develope programs, and during the last 12 years I´ve been teacher in elementary and high school.

I´m interested in teach coding to my students because I think that coding in “must-skill” for present and future generations. I also would like ti share my experiences with other teachers and learn what are they doing to help their students.

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#1160

Hello Everyone. Paul Watson here – currently teaching 5th Coding and 7th/8th Digital Media in Omaha NE. I say currently because in 49 days I will be officially retired from classroom teaching after 39+ yrs.

I plan to be living in the Tampa Area in the next 4-6 months. Enjoying retirement but also still spreading Code.org to all.

#1161

Hello! I am Juliet Rosso and I live in Blacksburg VA. I have been the library media specialist at a small elementary school for nine years and while I have always incorporated code.org into certain lessons, we as a county are now dedicated (and required) to teaching computer science in grades K-5. I love this format for teaching both students and teachers.

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#1162

Hello All!
I am Paris Goudas and I live and work in Montgomery County, MD. I teach middle school in Art and Digital Art. I’m always looking for new outlets to grow and express myself, and coding is very exciting and new to me. I have taught the Hour of Code before to my 6th graders, so I’m somewhat familiar with the online format of the training. I find it very user-friendly and it demystifies coding for me. Pistachio

#1163

Hi Paris! Welcome! I recommend you also check out our Middle School curriculum, CS Discoveries. Applications to join next year’s PD cohort are open now: https://code.org/educate/professional-learning/middle-high

#1164

Hello! My name is Melissa, and I am a fifth grade teacher in Massachusetts. I saw Cod.org on 60 Minutes and wanted to know more.

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#1165

Hey everyone! My name is Chris. I teach at a private Catholic school. I attended a professional workshop last year and I met a Code.org. representative and fell in love with it. With me teaching computer science this year, I can finally utilize what I’ve learned from this. I welcome ALL ideas!!

#1166

Hello yall!
My name is Rafael, I live in Goiania, Brazil. I’m currently working as a teacher at a local Canadian School and I’m also the EdTech coordinator there. I teach almost in every single grade, from pre-school up until middle school.
I love coding, technology and computer science but I also love teaching kids about it and sharing with my fellow teachers.
I’m a Google Certified Educator, LV 1 and LV 2 and I’m very proud of it.

If you want to get in touch and see what’s up on my daily life:
Instagram
LinkedIn

See ya!

#1167

My name is Gina and I teach 3rd grade in Southern California. I’ve taught Coding a few other times but I always depended on the kids to help each other and I stayed out of it. Now, it’s time for me to learn.

#1168

Hi there,

My name is Verena Zimmer (@blaho_blaho on Twitter) and I’m working as an educational technology coach for primary in Singapore.

Computational Thinking will be the next bigger project at our school since we are implementing the ISTE standards. Recently I finished the ISTE U course “An Introduction to Computational Thinking for Every Educator” and I made me understand CT way more in detail. I’m interested (and sharing) in hearing how other schools implement the ISTE standards in general and computational thinking in particular. I’m doing the course “Teaching Computer Science Fundamentals” in order to get more knowledgeable and to know how I can support the teachers at our school.

And my favourite coffee mug was a cup from google … just list it. Still love good coffee. :wink:
Verena

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