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 seventh grade computer science at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is her first 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 running his own digital marketing agency. He's currently teaching Python to sixth and eighth grade students at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the first time.
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.
July 17th, 2019 | 34 mins 12 secs
python, software, teaching
In this episode, Sean and Kelly discuss their top 5 favorite editors for teaching (and learning) Python.
June 27th, 2019 | 30 mins 34 secs
professional development, project-based learning, python, teaching
Many teachers give advice to parents on how to keep kids engaged during the summer. Sean and Kelly take their own advice and apply it to teachers and professional development. In this episode, we discuss how to avoid the “Summer Slide” and what we are doing to keep on learning.
June 20th, 2019 | 38 mins 12 secs
python, reflection, teaching
Kelly and Sean both agree that reflecting on your teaching is vital for our growth as educators and learners. In this episode, they take a few moments to reflect on their year, their lessons, their learning, and their progress. “ Learning without reflection is a waste. Reflection without learning is dangerous.”-Confucius
June 20th, 2019 | 51 mins 34 secs
pedagogy, python, teaching
In this episode, Kelly and Sean talk to freelance educational consultant Meg Ray. She was the founding Teacher in Residence at Cornell Tech where she was responsible for the implementation and design of a coaching program for K-8 CS teachers in New York City schools.
May 28th, 2019 | 36 mins 15 secs
agriculture, farmfemmes, python
When most of us think of agriculture, we don't think of it as a cutting-edge playground for AI, robotics, and data science development in Python. You may be surprised to learn how the next generation of agriculture professionals embraces innovation to make our food supply more affordable, efficient, and environmentally sustainable.