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S4 E7: Coding and Internet Safety with Jeremy Keeshin
In Season 4 Episode 7, Tori Cameron is joined by Jeremy Keeshin. Jeremy is the CEO and Co-founder of CodeHS, the leading coding education platform for schools used by millions of students.
Tori and Jeremy chat about the importance of learning to code, and how learning to code is like learning a language that's necessary for future success. They chat about ways teachers can include coding in their classrooms, even if they are not computer science teachers! Tori and Jeremy also chat about cyber safety and the importance of keeping your internet footprint safe!
Jeremy is extremely knowledgeable and has incredible insight into computer science! This episode is a must-listen!
Code HS: https://codehs.com/
Read Write Code: A Friendly Introduction to the World of Coding, and Why It’s the New Literacy: https://www.amazon.com/Read-Write-Code-Friendly-Introduction-ebook/dp/B08TT6QSC9/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=read+write+code&qid=1615049520&s=books&sr=1-1
Follow Jeremy: https://twitter.com/jkeesh
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S4 E6: WhyMaker With Liz Gallo
In Season 4 Episode 6, Liz Gallo, CEO of WhyMaker, chats with Tori Cameron about teaching maker ed in all different types of classrooms and the importance of design thinking. Liz is the CEO of WhyMaker a New York based organization that aims to bring maker ed to schools and classrooms all around the world. Liz has taught technology and engineering, STEM-based project-based learning, and design thinking. She loves to help schools engage in maker education and create makerspaces.
Liz has worked with students and teachers all over the world, and her insight into the world of maker ed is fascinating. Tori and Liz talk about how teachers can make changes in their classrooms to involve more hands-on making opportunities for all types of students. They chat about how design thinking and empathy can create deeper learning opportunities for students to master content. Tori and Liz discuss education policy at the classroom, state, and federal levels, and how simple changes can drastically change students' capacity to learn, make and feel happier. There is so much self-care in STEAM and Tori and Liz end the episode discussing the importance of mental health through STEAM.
This episode is phenomenal and honest. Liz is an incredible resource and educator. You don't want to miss what she has to say.
S4 E5: Coding Without A Computer With Sam Taylor
In Season 4 Episode 5, Tori Cameron is joined by Sam Taylor to chat all things coding without a computer! Sam is a former middle school science teacher who now works in the field of technology and computer science. She also is the author of The Coding Workbook! Tori and Sam chat how to learn computer science and coding without a computer, why computer science is important for all students to learn, and ways teachers can create opportunities for computer science in any subject. Sam has some incredible insight into the tech field and how teaching and tech go so well together.
Find The Coding Workbook: https://www.amazon.com/Coding-Workbook-Sam-Taylor/dp/1718500319
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S4 E4: Virtual STEAM Night and Strategy Games
In Season 4 Episode 4, Mitch Cameron joins Tori Cameron to chat all things STEAM Night and strategy games. The episode begins with Tori explaining how she planned and held a virtual STEAM night for her community and she also has a big exciting announcement! Then Tori and Mitch chat all things strategy games. In particular: Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Zelda, Minecraft and the value that they can have in your classroom or home. Mitch has some awesome ideas on how to combine Pokemon/Magic with art and science and how to excite your learners with the games they love.
Check out Tori's virtual STEAM Night on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nua5HpWres8
Follow Tori on Twitter: Twitter.com/steamuptheclsrm
S4 E3: STEM Role Models with Erin Twamley and Olivia Mullins
In Season 4 Episode 3, Erin Twamley and Olivia Mullins join Tori Cameron to chat all things STEM role models. Erin is the author of Everyday STEM Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers and Olivia is the Executive Director for Science Delivered. Together they teamed up to create STEM Trading Cards.
Erin and Oliva chat with Tori about the importance of students and children seeing themselves in STEM careers, providing kids with language and foundational information about STEM Careers, encouraging interest, connection and enjoyment, and a sense of belonging for all students, and having strong role models.
This is an awesome episode that will leave you wanting to fill your bookshelves and decorate your walls with all things STEM superheroes.
S4 E2: Teacher Mental Health, First Year Teaching and Subbing in the STEAM Lab with Kate Jenkins
On Season 4 Episode 2, Tori Cameron is joined by Kate Jenkins to chat all things teacher mental health, being a first-year teacher, and what it's like to be a long term sub in the STEAM Lab.
Kate shares insight into being a long term sub in the STEAM Lab and what it was like to sub in a brand new program's classroom.
Kate is also honest about feeling stress and anxiety in her first year of teaching and what it was like to be a first-year teacher during the Covid19 shutdown of spring 2020. Tori and Kate talk about imposter syndrome and feeling like you aren't good enough. They chat about the importance of surrounding yourself with people who cheer you on.
Kate is an incredible teacher and her story and honesty will help all those who listen. This is an episode you do not want to miss.
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