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Wednesday, May 24 • 08:45 - 09:45
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 at the Boys and Girls Clubs, the largest youth organization in the US. She has trained teachers and ran events all over the West Coast, NYC, and othe... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 08:45 - 09:45
Room 4