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We are thankful to the wonderful educators across Ontario who have contributed and supported the materials on this hub. We have tried to provide both specific tasks, as well as big picture, implementation-based resources.  We always welcome your feedback and suggestions.

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You may find that the examples and instructions on this hub work perfectly for your teachers and students, or you may alter and "remix" some of these activities.

 

Our hope is that you're recognizing the wide variety of ways that coding and computational thinking can be integrated into our classrooms for the benefit of our students.

 

If you are just getting started on your coding and computational thinking journey, Steve Floyd pictureyou may want to check out the Coding and Computational Thinking Webinar that we hosted in January. The video is available here.

 

As a reminder, if you have questions or comments or if you would like to submit material to share, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are excited about the wonderful things going on in Ontario, and we're excited about the future of coding and computational thinking in our classrooms!

 

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Steve Floyd has 14 years experience teaching computer science and computer engineering in Ontario. He was the recipient of the 2017 CSTA Award for Teaching Excellence in Computer Science and has worked on a number of coding and computational thinking projects with elementary and high school teachers across Ontario. Steve is currently pursuing his PhD at Western University where he is investigating Computer Science and Computational Thinking in K-12 education. Steve is also an elearning course writer and developer and has worked closely with both the Ministry of Education and private companies to help develop digital citizenship and financial literacy apps for students.

 

Lisa Floyd is passionate about introducing students and teachers to the world of coding. She recently completed her Masters in Mathematics Education.  She is a Computational Thinking in Math and Science Education instructor at Western University’s Faculty of Education, for which she has received an award for excellence in teaching in the undergraduate program. Lisa is on a leave of absence from the Thames Valley District School Board, where she has many years experience teaching secondary Computer Science, Math and Science. As a thought-leader on STEM education, and Director of Research and Inquiry at Fair Chance Learning, Lisa is currently working with ministries and school districts sharing her passion for creative coding and digital making tools with students and teachers across Canada.