57 | Making Computer Science Education Standard & How to Teach Computer Science While Homeschooling | with Alice Steinglass

In previous episodes, we’ve talked about the importance of computer science and coding, the opportunities that open up for students when they do get exposed to this education, and how hard it can be for schools and teachers to really ramp up computer science programs.

The good news is there are some amazing organizations out in the world that are trying to be partners in this space. And today, we’re talking with Alice Steinglass, who is the President of Code.org, one of the biggest and most experienced organizations in this space. 

Plus, Code.org has some incredible resources for parents and teachers during the current health crisis — and we know that there are a lot of parents looking for resources like this right now! You can learn more about that at code.org/athome.

We unbox:

  • How wild it is that so many schools still aren’t teaching computer science given the expectations of employers and opportunities available today
  • How teachers can incorporate computer science into their classroom — even if they don’t have a background in it
  • Breaking the gender stigma around computer science
  • Computer science is a part of every career in today’s world
  • How community organizations can work with Code.org to support teachers
  • What parents can do to help their children learn computer science while at home
  • Building kids’ confidence
  • How Code.org iterates and improves

 

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