I am an advocate for introducing students and teachers to the world of coding. I love to share my passion for creative coding and digital making tools with students and teachers at school districts and educational conferences.
I am a PhD Student at Western University, focusing on K-12 Teacher Education and professional learning related to Computational Thinking, Computer Science Education and Coding. I have a Masters in Professional Education (MPEd) in the field of Mathematics Education. I also hold an Honours Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from Western as well as a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree from the University of Toronto.
I was recently inducted into the Society of Descartes Medallists at the University of Waterloo for my contribution to computer science and math education in Ontario, receiving the 2019 Rene Descartes Medal.
I recently completed the Graduate Student Innovation Scholar program, offered in partnership through WORLDiscoveries and the Pierre Morrisette Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Ivy Business School.
I have taught Computational Thinking in Mathematics and Science Education in Western’s Bachelor of Education program for four years, receiving the 2016 and 2019 Award for Excellence in Teaching in an undergraduate program.
I’ve had the honour to coauthor the 3rd Edition of Coding for Young Mathematicians – Using Scratch and Python in collaboration with Dr. George Gadanidis and am pleased to offer workshops related to topics in this book. I contributed to My Best Idea in Math, a newly released book for K–12 educators, school board administrators, and ministry officials, written alongside many esteemed educators in Ontario. I have also had the privilege to co-author articles published in academic journals focusing on computational thinking, some of which are highlighted here.
Along with my husband, Steven Floyd, I am co-hosting TVO’s TeachOntario Coding and Computational Thinking Hub. This is a place for highlighting the amazing work that educators are engaging in and to share ideas surrounding coding and computational thinking.
I am currently on leave from the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB), where I taught computer science, mathematics, science and experiential learning for 15 years.
I hope to add to this blog periodically to share my thoughts and ideas for educators surrounding coding and computational thinking.
Thanks for visiting!
Lisa Anne Floyd
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