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Teacher Facilitated Code Classrooms in 2017

March 21, 2017

About 6 years ago, I began helping schools bring code into the classroom. My app and curriculum (StudioWeb) was originally conceived from my own ideas and experiences … that took us about 70% of the way there. Over the last 6 years though, StudioWeb has been highly refined, with the help from many teachers and students.

… You can’t beat real-world feedback, especially from students who are not shy to tell you what they think!

A new way to think about teaching

StudioWeb represents one of the new strategies (of teaching,) that schools are starting to embrace all over the world. A way where teachers are NOT expected to be masters of many subjects. Rather, teachers facilitate classrooms, and proven interactive video based courses, do the actual daily teaching.

… The best tools though, provide much more than just a set of videos and lesson plans.

The best teachers (and courses) from around the world, in your classrooms

You can’t expect teachers to be experts in all subjects. So why not leverage the Internet, and bring in domain experts into the classroom?

For example, schools who want to provide coding (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python …) for their students, can use StudioWeb’s proven, fun and effective curriculum, that allows for say, the English teacher (who knows nothing about code,) to successfully lead a code classroom.

Conclusion

Unequal educational opportunities can be a thing of the past. There is no reason that students from poorer districts, can’t get the same quality of education, that wealthy districts provide. In fact, with modern technology, they can get the exact same curriculum and high quality teaching!

Some quick notes about StudioWeb:

• StudioWeb’s curriculum is designed around open ended lesson plans, for maximum flexibility.
• Our courses make heavy use of the spiral teaching method, since it works so well with teaching code.
• Our curriculum teaches: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Python, SQL, PHP and more.

Feel free to contact us if you want to learn more, or try a demo classroom.

Thanks!
Stefan Mischook
Studioweb.com