Teaching Creative Computing

2017 - Present        
Hello Ruby in partnership with 
NYC Department of Education CS4ALL (New York, New York)
I support children’s book author and illustrator, Linda Liukas, in facilitating Professional Development Training workshops (1-4 days) for NYC public school teachers looking to integrate creative computing into their K-5 classroom.

Applying human-centered design, I provide Linda a thorough reflection after each training, unpack insights, develop recommendations and create prototypes for improving the training experience across all touch points.

 

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2016
The Coding Space (New York, New York)
I taught Kindergarten students LEGO Robotics at Avenues: The World School.

Maker-state (New York, New York)
I taught K-5 students Scratch, Paper Circuits, and Junior Engineering at various public and private schools throughout New York City.


2013 - 14
IBM (Upstate New York area)
Inspired by Mitch Resnik's TED Talk, I piloted and led a new STEM program that taught middle school girls how to code. Despite working under a tight budget and low volunteer interest, I recruited female executive sponsorship, developed a new volunteer pipeline, and trained 80+ employees.

In collaboration with our volunteers, we co-designed a unique project-based learning experience that reached 100+ girls in less than a year with limited resources and a lot of heart. Girls would work together in groups to design and build their first website for their business, and present their work to their classmates. From online cupcake stands to baby-sitting and custom t-shirt design companies, there was no shortage of play and imagination.

Imagine if all classes ended in smiling faces like this one with the 5th grade girls at Sleepy Hollow Elementary after a 3-hour design and coding workshop, all before lunch time.

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