I think you should see it too.
This is why coding is important. It is helping people to solve problems in their way. They hold power and can make real difference in their lives and the lives of others. It starts with just one step.
It is not about the language of coding it is about solve a problem, about changing their world.
What if I ask my learners to solve a problem that really bugged them. Work towards solving it or even solving it.
What Lindsey did was she got some colleagues together and did some cross-curriculum learning. Being at the point of change, at conflict and thinking, What will this look like? There are barriers like in any conflicts.
Some of these barriers are:
You will never regret investing time in things that really matter. When you see that lightbulb moment for that learner who has not had a lightbulb moment in years. We also need to think about what teacher are doing that the learners should be doing.
We often think "I have covered that" but did your learners engage with it.
The other barriers can all be brought back to fear. Fear of what others think, Fear of change. But you can strap on your shark fin and move towards the fear.
The cross curriculum unit was based on the book the hunger games. They had one big question in four learning areas:
How can we stop South Africa from becoming like Panam or Nazi Germany?
Lindsey ended with this statement and it stood out to me. Berlin does not choose to hid their history, their pain, their war. They know it is part of their process.
If we take our:
Vision for the education we want to achieve. What does it look like when we give out learners storie and the space to solve these problem.
You are not alone. We have EACH OTHER. You are not learning alone. So connect, make friends and learn from them.
We have our stories. My story can add value to who we are as educators and who our learners are.
Every Story Matters! Your Story Matters!