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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

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Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Learn more and read transcripts at www.k12engineering.net. Produced by Pius Wong, engineer, of Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com). This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger… read more

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Leaving Teaching for Tech

Former teacher and current tech worker Sophia talks about why she left the classroom, how people perceive teachers, how to bring STEM to four-year-olds, and the value of communication skills in software development.

Related to this episode:
• AISD (Austin Independent School District): https://www.austinisd.org/
• General Assembly Web Development courses: https://generalassemb.ly/coding/full-stack-web-development
• Front-End, Back-End, and Full Stack web development, on Udacity: https://blog.udacity.com/2014/12/front-end-vs-back-end-vs-full-stack-web-developers.html
• “Stand and Deliver” the movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094027/
• “Texas at top of list for cuts in K-12 education” article in the Texarkana Gazette: http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texas/story/2018/jul/20/texas-top-list-cuts-k-12-education/735282/
• Project Based Learning (PBL) at the Buck Institute: https://www.bie.org/about/what_pbl
• South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU Conference: https://www.sxswedu.com/
• SEL (Social-emotional learning) at CASEL: https://casel.org/what-is-sel/
• Slido, digital question and answer tool: https://www.sli.do/
• Eligibility for Prekindergarten (pre-K) in Texas: https://tea.texas.gov/ece/eligibility.aspx
• PD (professional development): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_development
• Life cycle of a snail, at AnimalSake: https://animalsake.com/life-cycle-of-snail
• “The Benefits and Pitfalls of Pair Programming in the Workplace” by Sam Harris on Medium: https://medium.freecodecamp.org/the-benefits-and-pitfalls-of-pair-programming-in-the-workplace-e68c3ed3c81f
• Slack, common communication tool in tech industry: https://slack.com/

Our closing music is “Yes And” by Steve Combs, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs, or send one-time contributions by buying us coffee: https://ko-fi.com/pioslabs. Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.

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