Online March 26th Webinar: Teaching STEM with Fiction
OpenEd’s virtual Common Core Tech Conference runs online from March 26th to the 28th. Join us on Wednesday, March 26th, 7 – 8pm EST, for a free webinar on “Teaching STEM with Fiction”. Lev will go through why it’s so great to use fiction in math and the sciences, what the different types of STEM fiction texts are (There are three; did you know?) and how to teach with them. Please register to experience 150 years of literature flooding over curriculum boundaries!
In Person March 26th CSNYC Meetup: Computing across Disciplines
The theme of this month’s CSNYC Meetup for NYC computer science educators and allies is “Computing across Disciplines” and will include presentations on the Scalable Game Design and Bootstrap curricula. I know, you’re thinking “Crossing the boundaries between math, physics and computer science is hardly noteworthy in the 21st century,” but never fear! STORYCODE will be featured as well, with Lev presenting as much fiction for computer science as he can cram in to an event split three ways. The CSNYC Meetups are always fun and engaging evenings (6 – 8:30pm) and include plenty of networking and a fine free buffet and drinks. Please register through CSNYC in order to attend.
Lev Fruchter Now Consulting for NYC DOE's Software Engineering Pilot
STORYCODE's creator, Lev Fruchter, is now a curriculum consultant for the New York City Department of Education's Software Engineering Pilot. Now in its first year in schools, SEP delivers a comprehensive, standards-aligned computer science and software engineering curriculum to 18 NYC middle and high schools. Lev is joining in the development of curriculum materials that cover Scratch, robotics, physical computing, web development, Python, server-side programming and more.
The consultancy is not full time and STORYCODE is still moving full speed ahead.