Developers and Educators - Teaching Kids Programming

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webcast of ideas for developers on how to partner with local educators to get kids coding

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  • 1.Partnering on Education with your local Developers Lynn Langit Sr. Developer Evangelisthttp://blogs.msdn.com/SoCalDevGal

2.

  • 5 minute presentation (end of) at User Groups
    • .NET developer
    • SharePoint
    • SQL Server
    • Java
    • PHP
  • 15 minute unConference mini-talks
    • BarCamp
    • Open Agile
  • Scheduled micro-talks, 20 minutes
    • BIL
    • IGNITE
    • Girls in Tech

3. Techniques

  • Micro demo
  • One slide
  • Free stuff
    • For kids
    • For teachers

4. TeachingKidsProgramming .org 5. IDEs 6. Microsoft *Sparks 7.

  • 60-minute live hands-on sessions for potential teachers
    • User Groups
    • CodeCamp
    • Local Universities
  • Can use Agile randori technique to get group involvement
    • You only need 1 computer!

8. Techniques

  • Hands-on as students
  • Co-teach with you
  • Teach your own kids (with us)

9.

  • 1 or more sessions for kids at CodeCamp
  • Kids track at Code Camp
  • DigiGirlz day events
  • DigiGirlz camp events
  • TKP events

10. Techniques

  • Prepare developers to teach (can be remote)
  • Share courseware
  • Invite local school teachers to developer events (kids sessions)

11. 12. http://www.TeachingKidsProgramming.org 13. Who are we?Developers, Volunteers People like you 14. KODUVisual World Programming 15. Visual Programming When/Do 16. Small Basic 17. Courseware Intentional Coding, Recipes 18. 19. T-SQL Queries Finding the hottest boys 20. Querying the Cloud for Hotness 21. LEGO Mindstorms 22. Taking it even farther

  • After-school programs
    • Partnering developers with teachers
  • Invited intersession teachers (one week)
    • Girls Middle School Mountain View, CA
  • Teaching teachers to program
    • Riverside, CA User Group and Community weekend classes
    • Vital Link (on-going field trips as classes)

23. Call to Action

  • Who is your local Developer Evangelist?
  • Get a list of User Groups
  • Engage!