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Thursday, November 15 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Jessica Ellis @jellis_tkp - The Skills Gap: How to Inspire our Kids to study Computer Science

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The last few years several countries have passed new legislation mandating computational thinking be added to students’ core curriculum, but what are the best practices to use when teaching kids to code? By using a number of different delivery platforms and modern development practices including pair programming, mob programming and other techniques designed to teach computer programming in a social and collaborative environment, pioneering teachers and inspired curriculum are changing the demographics and the numbers of students pursuing STEM-related higher educations. We’ll explore what programmers and other tech leaders can do to support and change the educational opportunities in their own communities.

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Jessica Ellis

Director, TKP Labs
Jessica is a Director at TKP Labs, a non-profit that creates computational curriculum and events for teens. She is also a director for the urban tech farm at the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, the largest youth organization in the US. She and the TKP Labs team have trained... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm EET
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