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Innovative Ways to Teach High-Tech Skills

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Slides from my presentation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Vistas from Texas: An Economic Outlook Conference

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Innovative Ways to Teach High-Tech Skills

  1. 1. Innovative Ways to Teach High-Tech Skills Jason Straughan, CEO Codeup
  2. 2. The Problem We need more high-tech workers to meet workforce demands.
  3. 3. The Problem We’re really bad at training high-tech workers that meet workforce needs.
  4. 4. Train the right people High Tech skills give people superpowers. Qualify them first.
  5. 5. Teach the the right things BS in Physics with a concentration in fluid mechanics?
  6. 6. Theory A coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, that can be used as principles of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena. - Dictionary.com
  7. 7. Be Inclusive
  8. 8. Safety First
  9. 9. Break Stuff
  10. 10. Pair Up and Dive In
  11. 11. Teach Perpetual Learning
  12. 12. How to teach high-tech workers ● Teach applied skills from Day 0 ● Encourage autodidactic behavior ● Create a safe sandbox ● Be excited when things break ● Maintain a high pace of learning ● Constantly challenge the limits
  13. 13. Jason Straughan CEO Codeup jason@codeup.com @jdstraughan @gocodeup

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