35 minutes | Jul 29th 2018

Leaving Teaching for Tech

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Former teacher and current tech worker Sophia talks about why she left the classroom, how people perceive teachers, how to bring STEM to four-year-olds, and the value of communication skills in software development. Related to this episode: • AISD (Austin Independent School District): https://www.austinisd.org/ • General Assembly Web Development courses: https://generalassemb.ly/coding/full-stack-web-development • Front-End, Back-End, and Full Stack web development, on Udacity: https://blog.udacity.com/2014/12/front-end-vs-back-end-vs-full-stack-web-developers.html • “Stand and Deliver” the movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094027/ • “Texas at top of list for cuts in K-12 education” article in the Texarkana Gazette: http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texas/story/2018/jul/20/texas-top-list-cuts-k-12-education/735282/ • Project Based Learning (PBL) at the Buck Institute: https://www.bie.org/about/what_pbl • South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU Conference: https://www.sxswedu.com/ • SEL (Social-emotional learning) at CASEL: https://casel.org/what-is-sel/ • Slido, digital question and answer tool: https://www.sli.do/ • Eligibility for Prekindergarten (pre-K) in Texas: https://tea.texas.gov/ece/eligibility.aspx • PD (professional development): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_development • Life cycle of a snail, at AnimalSake: https://animalsake.com/life-cycle-of-snail • “The Benefits and Pitfalls of Pair Programming in the Workplace” by Sam Harris on Medium: https://medium.freecodecamp.org/the-benefits-and-pitfalls-of-pair-programming-in-the-workplace-e68c3ed3c81f • Slack, common communication tool in tech industry: https://slack.com/ Our closing music is “Yes And” by Steve Combs, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs, or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee: https://ko-fi.com/pioslabs. Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.
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