To develop future-ready students, coding and computational thinking are essential skills. As schools and districts look to incorporate these in curriculum, it can be difficult to know where or how to get started.
Alfonso Mendoza, Instructional Software Specialist for the Sharyland Independent School District, explains how he was able to introduce a comprehensive computational thinking and coding program. Not only that, Alfonso was able to leverage this program to cultivate collaborative learning experiences for students.
In this on-demand webinar, Mendoza shares his story and:
- Discusses how he generated buy-in from teachers, school leaders, and students;
- Reviews the benefits of coding and how it generates collaborative learning experiences;
- Provides guidance for educators wanting to embark on a similar initiative.
About the Presenter
Alfonso Mendoza is the instructional software specialist at Sharyland ISD in Mission, Texas, and has been working in education for 12 years. He has previously had the privilege of teaching both high school and elementary students at Sharyland ISD. He is an advocate for the use of technology in classrooms to enhance student learning in any subject. He is currently leading a district-wide initiative to promote digital literacy through coding.