Raz Spell

now working at GEFFEN ACADEMY at UCLA
a high school genereously funded by david geffen
represents lots of different kids
emphasis on wellness and social emotional learning
every student every term takes 'wellness'

background slide
industrial engineering
biomedical engineering
media art ** (where things started to not make sense)
pedagocical practice is attempt to make things make sense

I is hipster acronym for innovation incident interest
i can tell you my interezt
why and what i do to pursue it
who i share it with and
how i share it with them and
why it matters to them and
how it makes
the world
a better
i-track creedo
uses the word i a lot but not actually an egocentric journey

i track at geffen
the creativity and innocation curriculm @ gef academy
central tenet of the curri : how to go from ideas in your head to thing sin the world

  • soft skillsexecutive functioningproject managementfailing forwardperserverancesystems thinkingprocedural thinkinggrowth mindset (autodidact swagger)

*failing forward
some kids need grades some dont - as teachers we want you to take risks but we need your project, look good, spelled properly. any cogniscient human eing wont want to take risks if im being assessed. so we actually assess for failure. how many times did you fail, how did you change course, how did it affect you, what did you do with your frustration?

  • procedural thinking not coding

*autotidactic swagger
i dont know the boom from the bip but i have enough confidence to find the expert in the boom and put them together with the bip.

  • hard skillstools of innovation - tools never accessible to us before historicallyrapid protoyiping[missed rest of slide]

[equity slide]
[scope and sequence slide]
middle school about breadth, discovery
high school about depth

[code and digital natives]
screen based culture -
i can show you something in processing and coders will say cool agorithm, and non coders will say cool effect, but digital natives see something on a screen and dont care. but if you do it in cardboard and scissors they are amazed.

[make it physical / vleep]
make it able to touch but also haptic
* 6th grade intorduction to programming
easily customizabble

[sonic pi slide]
mary had a little lamb demo
created by sam aaron
made in the spirit of processing
abstract away the niggly bits of Ruby (no ecliplse, install library badapbaboom)
awesome IDE
rockin community (pun intentional)
easily accessible help and examples
dont know msic theory? no problem
sipports all levels of sophistication
new coders
professional performers
good for live coding musician
inexpensive / free
insespensive hardware requirements
free software

Raz Spell
Anastasia Davydova Lewis