Education 2.0: Play to Learn - A CPET Seminar by codeSpark Co-Founders Grant Hosford and Joe Shochet
In this CPET seminar, codeSpark co-founders Grant Hosford and Joe Shochet will introduce us to the world of learning gamification. codeSpark's first game, The Foos, teaches young children about computer science concepts by allowing them to program characters in a virtual world. The game is self-directed and the interface is 100% visual so anyone, anywhere can play. Thus far, over 4.5 million kids in 201 countries have played The Foos! Most recently, The Foos won the American Association of School Librarians' 2016 Best App for Learning and Teaching.
Mr. Hosford and Mr. Schochet founded codeSpark in 2014 because they believe all kids are natural builders, and programming is one of the most rewarding and powerful ways to build. Their goal is to teach all kids programming everywhere by igniting interest in computer science and turning programming into play. The codeSpark team is based here in Pasadena at IdeaLab, and their work has already been featured in The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, and The Washington Post. Please join us for a teaching seminar titled, Education 2.0: Play to Learn, in which Mr. Hosford and Mr. Shochet will share more about their goals to teach all students the fundamentals of computer science and to engage more women in STEM from an early age.