Teaching Python and coding with kids in schools with Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor

In this week's podcast, we spoke with Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor, computer science teachers and Teaching Python podcast co-hosts. Together Sean and Kelly share their work, teaching, coaching and vision for coding in schools and the approach of engaging young learners with Python coding language.  Juggling their families, work and popular podcast Teaching Python. We explore what is the role of coding in schools, approaches, opportunities and challenges. The mindsets and learning attributes of teaching coding in Middle School.   

 

About Kelly Schuster-Paredes

 

I am a technology integration specialist but my true passion lies in learning from others. Throughout my career, I have always been passionate about learning and discovering new things. I have taught SCUBA, Science, IT/ICT, EV3 Robotics, Python code and various technologies of MYP Design. I learn most from coaching teachers in developing educational practices and curriculum, both with and without technology. I enjoy engaging in productive dialogue with colleagues on developing sound pedagogy, good teaching practices and effective protocols in the school system. These passions have led me into pursuing a path as an instructional and transformational coach and I continue to develop my skills daily.

 

Kelly on Social Media

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-schuster-paredes-4b887264/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KellyPared/ 

 

About Sean Tibor

 

Founder and principal of Red Reef Digital, an inbound marketing, sales, and marketing data visualization consulting and services firm. Red Reef Digital is a HubSpot Certified Agency Partner since 2106 and serves clients in consumer services, financial products, IT consulting, healthcare, travel & leisure, and higher education. After beginning my career in IT and Digital Marketing for large Fortune 500 companies, I embarked on a mission to bring the same strategic, innovative, and data-driven approach pioneered in large businesses to the mid-sized market.

 

Sean in Social Media

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seantibor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/smtibor  

 

Teaching Python Podcast:

https://www.teachingpython.fm/  

https://twitter.com/teachingpython 

 

Additional Resources:

What We Learned from Teaching Kids to Code

https://youtu.be/Q96boF8Whj4  

 

Teaching Python and Finding Resources for Students | Real Python Podcast #37

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENqja_2okC0 

 

Code with Mu: a simple Python editor for beginner programmers.

https://codewith.mu 

 

Phyton Discord - a large community focused around the Python programming language

https://pythondiscord.com/ 

 

Real Python Tutorials

https://realpython.com

 

John Mikton on Social Media

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmikton/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmikton

Web: beyonddigital.org

 

Dan Taylor on social media:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dantcz/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanTaylorAE

Web: www.appsevents.com

 

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