Teaching Python

We're two middle school teachers learning and teaching Python

About the show

A podcast by Kelly Paredes and Sean Tibor about their adventures teaching middle school computer science, problem-solving, handling failure, frustration, and victory through the lens of the Python programming language.

Kelly Paredes has taught all over the world and specializes in curriculum design and development. She currently teaches sixth and seventh-grade computer science at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is her fourth year using Python.

Sean Tibor has worked in marketing and technical management roles selling toothpaste and toothbrushes, designing chemical inventory and tv media databases, enrolling online nursing students, and founding a digital marketing agency. This is his fourth year teaching Python to seventh and eighth-grade students at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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  • Episode 91: The New Beta Python Micro:bit Editor

    May 31st, 2022  |  48 mins 43 secs
    education, microbit, python, teaching

    The Teaching Python podcast speaks with Giles Booth, the Educational Content Manager from the Micro:bit Educational Foundation about the work that they have been doing for the new web-based Python Editor for the micro:bit.

  • Episode 90: Equitable Learning

    May 12th, 2022  |  56 mins 9 secs
    computation, education, python

    We welcome David Cavallo an entrepreneur in using technologies to improve learning and promote social equitable development. Our topic this week is computation learning and the reasons and methods for it.

  • PyConUS 2022 Debrief!

    May 1st, 2022  |  36 mins 33 secs
    conferences, education, pycon, python

    Kelly and Sean debrief on PyCon US 2022 on Sunday morning before flying home. From the Education Summit to the Expo Hall to the Talk Track, we cover it all. Most importantly, we cover the best food and coffee to check out for next year in Salt Lake City!

  • Episode 89: FinTech Careers

    April 20th, 2022  |  46 mins 44 secs
    careers, finance, fintech, python

    We welcome Xavier De Pauw Founder & co-CEO of lendX, a B2B fintech that is looking to revolutionize the alternative credit sector with its SaaS Enabled Marketplace.

  • Episode 88: Data Science Careers

    April 5th, 2022  |  48 mins 9 secs
    careers, data science, python, teaching

    We welcome Michael Galarnyk. Michael currently teaches Python for Data Visualization for LinkedIn Learning, Data Analytics using Python for UCSD Extension, Machine Learning Fundamentals for UCSD Extension, and Machine Learning with Python for Stanford Continuing Studies. He has previously taught Essential Python for Global Knowledge and Data Science (Python) at General Assembly.

  • Episode 87: Cybersecurity Careers

    March 23rd, 2022  |  42 mins 37 secs
    careers, cybersecurity, python
  • Episode 86: Thinking Globally

    March 6th, 2022  |  56 mins 15 secs
    futurism, predictions, technology

    In this episode, Sean and Kelly talk about the future. Looking into the past 20 years+ years of teaching and looking back at how we were taught as children, what has changed? Just as our teachers prepared us for our present, how are we preparing our students?

  • Episode 85: Teaching the Basics with Requests

    February 16th, 2022  |  43 mins 28 secs
    beginners, learning, python, requests, teaching

    Most people think of Requests as an intermediate or advanced area of Python, but what happens when we turn it loose on beginner programmers? Spoiler - lots of learning and surprises!

  • Episode 84: Global Computer Science with Will Richardson

    January 31st, 2022  |  46 mins 26 secs
    education, global, learning, teaching

    Continuing on conversations about tech for good, helping our students build global competence, and preparing our children to be successful in an ever increasing digital world, Kelly and Sean speak with Will Richardson, founder of the Big Questions Institute.

  • Episode 83: 2021 Year in Review (or something)

    January 17th, 2022  |  51 mins 4 secs
    2021, education, learning, python, reflection, teaching

    This week, Kelly and Sean look over all that happened in 2021 for Teaching Python and commit to some bigger goals for 2022. What were the highlights according to our co-hosts?

  • Episode 82: Helping Kids Navigate the Online World with Richard Culatta

    January 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    coding, computer science, digital citizenship, education, teaching

    In this episode of Teaching Python, Kelly and Sean speak with Richard Culatta CEO of International Society for Technology in Education and author of the book, “Digital for Good: Raising Kids to Thrive in an Online World and discuss ways that we can keep kids coding and being “active citizens” in their online and physical world!

  • Episode 81: Holiday Gift Guide

    December 13th, 2021  |  35 mins 29 secs
    games, gifts, technology, toys

    It's the most wonderful time of the year as Kelly and Sean put together a gift guide for techie kids! From transformable robots to glowing toys to soldering stations, we cover the items on our lists for the holidays. Check the show notes for links that support the podcast!