I am currently the Resources Coordinator for the University of CA Curriculum Integration (UCCI) Program housed at UC's central office in Oakland, CA. Our UCCI Institutes were inaugurated in May 2010, and we bring together academic and CTE teachers from across the state to design innovative, "a-g" CTE courses for high schools.
To learn more about our program (and see my wonderful coworkers), please visit http://ucci.ucop.edu/.
I have been an educator for 39 years now! I am the Computer Science teacher at the Spackenkill High School in the Spackenkill Union Free School District located in Poughkeepsie, NY. Programming 1 students learn basic computer programming concepts using Scratch. Programming 2 students continue with Alice. And then we use the Edhesive course for AP Computer Science.
Instituto Thomas Jefferson is a private school in Mexico City, Queretaro and Guadalajara.
We have integrated Scratch to our everyday learning activities, so our students can express freely, and therefore enhance their creative thinking and self confidence.
* In Kindergarden the students are currently creating a Scratch library that gathers the best of their projects.
* In Elementary School, Scratch is a tool our kids use to complement their science and social studies projects. They have developed several interactive games to learn in a fun way.
* Both Kinder and Elementary have created their own Scratch Clubs to sharpen their teamwork and persuasive skills.
* In Middle and High School, our students are mentoring low income schools to enable life in a digital world.
To visit our projects, simply search for the word "ITJ" in the Scratch website. Our kids are willing to have some feedback!
I am currently a High School computer-programming teacher. I have 20 years of industry experience as a software engineer. I went back to school to be trained as an Instructional Technologist at Harvard University, in addition to a Master’s in Computer Science. In addition, to teaching computer programming and game making I hold classes and tutor students of all ages. I specialize in students with Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning Autism and students who simply love computers.