Guest Speakers

Join  Vermont Learning Hour of Code Series of Guest Speakers

sponsored by Agency of Education, Vita-Learn, and GEG Vermont







GUEST SPEAKERS 2016



2016 Hour of Code Guest visit Vermont School via video conference





Sarah Roman
Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and her students share how they Code a Raspberry Pi Sensor Hat in their high school Literature classes with high school students from Champlain Valley Union High School




Donna MacDonald
Librarian Orchard School [BIO]
We will start by launching Vermont's 2nd Annual Robot Rodeo at 4:00 pm. and at 4:15 we will be interviewing Donna MacDonald about her work introducing younger learners to Code



Wed Dec 7
11:35 AM EST
No Recording


Alexandra Diracles
Vidcode CEO/Co-founder
shares her career journey with students from Essex Town Schools along with a VidCode Challenge




Sam
Patterson
will share his WHY for moving Beyond an Hour of Code in the Primary Grades with Marlboro Graduate students.

Thu Dec 8
No Recording



Danielle
Burnett
Principal Learning Architect for Game Salad


will share her career path and an Hour of Code Challenge with students in South Royalton School.


The Vermont Agency of Education is very pleased to again support schools involvement in Hour of Code Week 2016.  To help engage students and educators over the week, the Agency has solicited a number of individuals and entities to engage with the education community on the topics of programming, coding, career paths and innovations. We have partnered with Vita-Learn and GEG~Vermont to offer this Vermont Learning Guest Speaker Series as a virtual Vermont events during the Hour of Code Week.


To collaborate with one of the following special guest during Hour of Code, please contact Peter Drescher,  Education Technology Consultant - Vermont Agency of Education
   Ph.: 802.479.1169              peter.drescher@vermont.gov 


Guest Speakers








GUEST SPEAKERS 2015







“With the jobs of the future increasingly in the science, math, technology, and engineering sectors, we need to make sure Vermont students have the skills to be competitive. “Hour of Code” does just this and prepares our students by getting them interested and excited about coding and problem solving.  I am proud that so many of our Vermont schools see the importance of participating in this event and continue to pave the way for students to explore new and exciting fields.”  
 ~ Governor Shumlin

2015 Hour of Code Guest visit Vermont School via video conference




The Vermont Agency of Education is very pleased to again support schools involvement in Hour of Code Week 2015.  To help engage students and educators over the week, the Agency has solicited a number of individuals and entities to engage with the education community on the topics of programming, coding, career paths and innovations. We have partnered with Vita-Learn and GEG~Vermont to offer this Vermont Learning Guest Speaker Series as a virtual Vermont events during the Hour of Code Week.


To collaborate with one of the following special guest during Hour of Code, please contact Peter Drescher,  Education Technology Consultant - Vermont Agency of Education
   Ph.: 802.479.1169              peter.drescher@vermont.gov 


Guest Speakers




Jeffrey Sprenger - Founder of Xemory Software,  a Vermont company

Come listen to Jeff share the magic of Neurobotik, a game that allows kids to design and perfect robot brains by simulating evolution.
Jeff Sprenger, Founder of  Xemory Software, a Vermont company. Jeff will be showing and discussing coding and programming by demonstrating a robotic arm his company has created.  He will also discuss and possibly showcase ways that schools might use  Unity3D software to create basic video games. Jeff’s company is already working in some schools in VT and Jeff may be available to come to a school during the week to teach students about robotics design.  Click here to watch  the archived event from  Thursday December 11, 2014 1:00 p.m. EST

 Read more about Jeff and Neurobotik in this great article in KidsVT

"There's certainly magic in evolution," says Jeffrey Sprenger "When you evolve the robots, you get some really crazy results."

Here is the link to the Jeff's Unity lesson with North Country Career Center students during  2015 Hour of  Code Guest Speaker.  A GREAT model of collaborative troubleshooting together ending with Jeff sharing insight into his career path.  Jeff also two local Vermont schools, including St. Albans City School during the week. 





Marguerite Dibbles - Founder of Game Theory ~  a Vermont company

Come listen to  Marguerite Dibble, Founder/CEO at GameTheory
Marguerite Dibble graduated from Champlain College in 2012 with a degree in Game Art and Animation. As CEO of Game Theory, a company she founded, she produces games, apps and engagement strategies focused on making learning fun.

Host School:  Williston Central School
Leah Joly and students


December 11:  Noon.  Click this Event Link to WATCH the Archive 
An amazing exchange as a dozen teen girls ask some fantastic questions and Marguerite shares her experience.





Megan Harney - Founder and CEO of MIDAS Education

Megan is the founder and CEO of MIDAS Education. She holds a master's degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education as well as a bachelors degree in English and computer science from Harvard. Education.   

Click here to WATCH Megan share her coding experience with Chamberlin School in South Burlington.  December 7, 2015





BlueHouse Group -Gives a Little Love to Vermont Schools
December 10  12:45 - 1:15


Host School:  The Dorset School (Phyllis Tate and students)
Click here to WATCH and ARCHIVE of this Event 

Isaiah engages students with his career path and insight into the varied roles in website development (from creating great design  elements to coding the front and back end, as well as working with users).

Isaiah Keepin
Web Developer


Equal parts storyteller, architect, and entrepreneur, Isaiah is passionate about the vast range of expression and connection that the web makes possible. Ever since the 1980’s, when he wrote his first computer game on a Commodore 64, he has loved exploring the intersection of human stories and systems of information. These days, he works mainly in JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL, but you never know where you’ll find him next. When he’s not weaving code, he loves exploring the woods of Vermont, reading the latest Haruki Murakami novel, and homeschooling his three kids.









Eric Hall - Coder from Dealer.com 




Thank you to Eric Hall for his fantastic way with young coders in Vermont schools. 





Congratulations to the following schools for  receiving a $10,000 grant from Code.org!

2015 - Chamberlain School

2014  Orchard School

No comments:

Post a Comment