Kelly Paredes has taught all over the world and specializes in curriculum design and development. She got started with integrating technology in the classroom in 2003 and dabbled with app design in File Maker and HTML. She currently teaches seventh grade computer science at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is her first year using Python.
February 3rd, 2020 | 52 mins 16 secs
education, lego, python, robotics, teaching
It's not always easy to be a Python teacher. Whether it's trying to find the right words to explain something, handling severe frustration, building perseverance, or losing students while coding together, Python teachers are facing problems beyond just the code. Sean and Kelly discuss five of the things that frequently go wrong in the classroom and how we handle it.
January 12th, 2020 | 54 mins 55 secs
education, elementaryeducation, python
Peter Chan is a 4th grade teacher in Quebec, Canada. In addition to using Python in his classroom, Peter also employs maker techniques, math exploration, and English language skills.
December 18th, 2019 | 38 mins 53 secs
diversity, education, learning, python, sel
In this episode, Kelly and Sean explore the idea that everyone should learn to code-- not to become a programmer but for so much more! How do we continue to foster an interest in coding for those kids that are not so interested in computer science?
November 28th, 2019 | 16 mins 11 secs
buying guide, education, python, teaching
In celebration of the great retail holiday of Black Friday, Kelly and Sean share their holiday buying guide for computer science teachers, including 3d printers, #PythonHardware, and books.
November 25th, 2019 | 56 mins 29 secs
interviews, python, teaching
Kelly and Sean interview Eric Matthes, author of Python Crash Course, about how he began programming, what led him to teaching, and the important lessons from Python to be learned both inside and outside of the classroom.
November 20th, 2019 | 43 mins 50 secs
gaming, guests, python
Kelly and Sean embark on an epic journey with Kevin Whinnery from TwilioQuest to learn more Python in the classroom. From the TwilioQuest Website: Learn to code and lead your intrepid crew on a mission to save The Cloud in TwilioQuest, a PC role-playing game inspired by classics of the 16-bit era.
November 11th, 2019 | 46 mins 31 secs
ar, education, machine learning, predictions, vr
In this episode, Kelly and Sean discuss plausible trends in machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and data science that we may see in schools by 2024. We focus on 5 areas from microscale in the classroom to macro across the entire educational system.
November 5th, 2019 | 55 mins 39 secs
adult education, python, teaching
In this episode, Kelly and Sean speak to Reuven Lerner about how to teach adult learners and people switching to Python from other languages. Reuven is a corporate trainer of Python and Data Science. He helps developers around the world learn how to code in Python. As fellow teachers, we dive into the similarities and differences of teaching adults versus students. What works? What is new and interesting?
October 28th, 2019 | 48 mins 6 secs
guests, panel, python
This week, Kelly and Sean are joined by Brianne Caplan from Code Your Dreams and Gabrielle Rabinowitz from the BridgeUP: STEM Program at the American Museum of Natural History to discuss K-12 Python Education that happens outside of a traditional classroom.
October 20th, 2019 | 33 mins 44 secs
education, python, reflection, teaching
Has it already been a year of learning and teaching Python for Kelly and Sean? In this episode, our co-hosts talk about the things they wish they knew a year ago to make their Python journey even better.
October 4th, 2019 | 43 mins 14 secs
automation, coding, python
Isn’t it surprising how much repetition goes into the job of teaching? What if you could use Python to automate that and focus on the work that adds the most value for your students? Or at least eliminate the boring teaching stuff like transferring grades or setting up iPads.
September 3rd, 2019 | 48 mins 56 secs
design, python, teaching
In this episode, Kelly and Sean discuss how their philosophy of teaching helps them to design their daily curriculum for their courses.