Design Lab Updates
UVA School of Education & Human Development
What is it like to teach alongside your former mentor? In this episode we interview Kakim Fung and his former student and now teacher colleague, Harold Aquino-Guzman. Kakim is a computer science, mathematics, English, and history teacher at George Wythe High School. He is on a mission: to give every student in the Richmond City Public Schools the opportunity to earn an associate degree while in high school. Harold is a former student of Kakim’s who struggled academically in middle school, but with Kakim’s guidance, went on to earn over 100 college credits during his high school career. He graduated high school in 2021 and earned his bachelor’s degree in math in 2022. These two make an incredible pair - you won’t want to miss this story!
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Upcoming Learning Opportunities
- October 31 - CSforVA Conference will bring together educators and administrators from across the Commonwealth to learn more about planning for and integrating the K-8 Computer Science SOLs into core curriculum. This conference will host two different tracks: one for administrators and one for educators.
- December 4-6 - VSTE Annual Conference. This conference provides a wealth of CS-related content and connections to get you inspired! The Design Lab will be hosting a playdate on Sunday afternoon.
- CodeVA offers a variety of CS PD for current Virginia public school K-12 educators at no cost.
- Design Lab Playdates will be scheduled soon!
Meet the Design Lab Facilitators
Kim Wilkens is an EdD student in curriculum & instruction with a focus on innovation and computer science education. She is also the founder of Tech-Girls. Kim has extensive experience organizing professional learning opportunities for educators.
Eric Bredder is a PhD student with a focus on STEM Education and teacher professional development. He co-teaches the EDIS5070 - Enhancing Technology Instruction course for pre-service teachers and has strong connections with local educators in STEM and CTE.