Author of: Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook
Co-author of national 2017 CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards.
Helped write and served as SME for 9 new Girl Scouts of America badges.
Provided consultation on CS Standards for Kodable.
Developed coding curriculum for VIP Kid and codeSpark collaboration.
Helped develop elementary grade level coding curriculum for Code.org.
Producer of a 10-lesson unit featuring the BBC Micro:Bit.
Author of: Elementary and Middle school teacher guides, commissioned by DK (Penguin Random House).
Developed The Foos Code Club Kit for Family Code Night.
Instructional Design, Products, and Awards.
Developed online teacher professional development course for codeSpark, Inc. 1500+ participants from 44 countries with an average 4.8/5 review.
Developed online Computational Thinking Integration course for K-8 teachers. 500+ participants with an average 5/5 review. (link to YouTube sample videos)
Developed in-person Computational Thinking Integration professional development for K-8 teachers. Delivered to hundreds of teachers across the United States.
Recipient of national award Trailblazer Administrator - 2015 from Digital Promise and EdSurge
Worked with my wife to successfully launch our Pixel Block product on Kickstarter. Pixel Blocks are a manipulative used in computational thinking learning activities.
Created coding cards to be used as an unplugged computational thinking learning aide.
Work with my wife to teach our 2 and 4 year old computational thinking concepts. We share new activities daily on Instagram.
Articles/Interviews Featuring My Work.
Schools Improvement (UK): Raising a Generation of Creators not Consumers
EdSurge: How to Marry Computer Science and Maker Ed—MacGyver Style; Plus 10 Resources for CS Maker Integration
EdSurge: For Elementary Schools, the Search for an Ideal Coding Curriculum Is Far From Over
Getting Smart: BoardDocs Supports K-12 Coding, Seeks District Applications
EdSurge: Computer Science in 2017: Going Beyond the Hour of Code
KPCW - NPR: Pilot Coding Program A Success
Education Dive: 4 K-12 tech developments to keep an eye on in 2016
KPCW - NPR: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Education Dive: Arizona district highlights coding's rise to curriculum staple
BAM! radio: 7 Tips for Teachers Who Have No Interest in Coding
Times News: Computer coding is latest language coming to six Kingsport schools
KPCW - NPR: Debugging the Gender Gap
Edutopia: 3 Steps to Becoming a Coding Teacher
Education Week: Ariz. District Teaches Coding to K-8 Students
Education Week: A Tale of Two Coding Programs