[Edu-sig] Joining my first SIG

Zac Miller zmiller at gsc.edu
Sun Oct 24 00:39:33 CEST 2010


I've just joined this SIG, my first, and looked over a few of the archived threads from last few months.  My name is Zac Miller and I am currently teaching Python programming to college and middle school level students.

I am curious if there are many K12 educators involved in this SIG?  I am looking for people to discuss my student's progress with and it seems to be hard to find others using Python in this setting.

I am also considering putting together a talk proposal for PyCon 2011.  So far my ideas for a talk would be a brief introduction of myself and my experiences learning and teaching Python in the past year.  I attended PyCon 2010 as student.  Beyond that brief introduction I would like to discuss the state of programming in K12 education in the state of Georgia, as much of it as I have been able to untangle, and ideas for improving it.

I've completed a few open record requests to the Georgia Department of Education pulling enrollment number for programming and computer science courses for the entire state.  What would make for an interested PyCon talk on K12 education involving Python?  Does anyone have similar data or a summary of programming education for another state they wouldn't mind sharing for me to use as comparison?  Anyone interested in doing a Panel proposal?


-J. Zachary Miller

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