I did some things at CSTA2020. If you attended any of my sessions: thank youuuuuuuu!! and hope it was worthwhile. If you couldn't make it, but are a CSTA+ member, you can watch the sessions when they're released online. What follows below are some additional resources and shoutouts. Session: Git & GitHub in 3 Lessons... Continue Reading →

A Year of CSTA Meetings

This past Tuesday was our last local Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) meeting for the school year. It's also the end of our first year having any CSTA meetings - these types of meetings & gatherings didn't exist until a colleague and I started organizing them back in August. All of this is pretty new,... Continue Reading →

Game Design Final Projects

Before the long blog post reflecting & dissecting how this all went, here are the final projects from my students if you wanted to play a few of them first. They're pretty cool. This is my second year teaching an introductory Computer Science class, mostly following the curricula provided by Code.org's CS Discoveries class. Last... Continue Reading →

Mistakes Gallery Walk

I've been exploring lots of ways to have students engage with code & syntax without actually writing code & syntax. One of the strategies I've been investigating is getting students to interact with mistakes, hopefully making them better debuggers and getting them to think critically about the grammar rules of syntax rather than the results.... Continue Reading →

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