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Sparking Innovation - Gifted Kids, Creativity, and Code

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Sparking Innovation - Gifted Kids, Creativity, and Code

  1. 1. SPARKING INNOVATION GIFTED KIDS, CREATIVITY AND CODE BRIAN HOUSAND LCAHURRISI TKIIER RSCAHY
  2. 2. SPARKING INNOVATION GIFTED KIDS, CREATIVITY AND CODE brianhousand.com/flag
  3. 3. INTERFACERS PROGRAMERS
  4. 4. Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think. - Steve Jobs
  5. 5. WHY
  6. 6. Top Ten Skills to Cultivate in your Gifted Child 1. Grit 2. Resiliency 3. Optimism 4. Self-Control 5. Enjoyment of Solitude 6. Finding Meaningfulness in Learning 7. Working on the Edge of One’s Competency 8. Being an Autonomous, Autodidactic Learner 9. Learning to Deal with Stress & Control Anxiety 10. Developing Appropriate Attitudes Toward Work & Ability Paula Olszewski-­‐Kubilius -­‐ Parenting for High Potential, March/April 2013
  7. 7. Even if your kids don’t go on to code for living, a basic understanding of programming concepts improves problem-solving and thinking skills which are both transferable and empowering.
  8. 8. “Learning to write programs stretches your mind and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.”
  9. 9. 1 MILLION MORE CS JOBS THAN COMPUTER SCIENTISTS TO FILL THEM BY 2020
  10. 10. $60,000 FIRST YEAR SALARY
  11. 11. HOW
  12. 12. CREATIVITY
  13. 13. https://www.madewithcode.com/
  14. 14. MOTIVATION
  15. 15. MECHANISMS OF MOTIVATION CONTROL CHALLENGE CURIOSITY COOPERATION COMPETITION Housand, B. C. & Housand, A. M. (2012). The role of technology in gifted students’ motivation. Psychology in the Schools, 49(7), 706-715.
  16. 16. www.truthandtrolls.com
  17. 17. Go ahead…. TELL ME I CAN’T!
  18. 18. appinventor.mit.edu
  19. 19. 400,000 DOWNLOADS!
  20. 20. Key Ideas and Details Craft and Structure Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Production and Distribution of Writing Research to Build and Present Knowledge Comprehension and Collaboration Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  21. 21. 1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. 4 Model with mathematics. 5 Use appropriate tools strategically. 6 Attend to precision. 7 Look for and make use of structure. 8 Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
  22. 22. code.org/learn
  23. 23. csedweek.org
  24. 24. THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO CODE
  25. 25. SPARKING INNOVATION GIFTED KIDS, CREATIVITY AND CODE BRIAN HOUSAND LCAHURRISI TKIIER RSCAHY

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