Can Pair Programming, Project-Based Learning and Personalize Learning work in Comp Sci?
The answer is YES! And we can accomplish ALL of these trends in learning. Furthermore, you don't even need to have programming experience to teach Comp Sci.
At GiiLD we look to engage the learner in ways that elevate problem solving skills through personalized learning, project-based learning, and pair programming.
Our approach is simple: ditch "courses" and offer Challenges instead. The GiiLD app offers cool Challenges that engage the students.
We are looking for progressive Teachers interested in being a part of a pilot initiative for Middle School and High School Computer Science. No experience needed!
By replacing courses with custom Challenges, we are emphasizing a project-based approach.
By encouraging students to figure out the "next steps" we are encouraging a totally personalize learning model.
The GiiLD Groups allow teachers to monitor each student's personal journey or try them in pairs.
"WE MIGHT HAVE TOLD SOMEBODY IN THE PAST, HERE'S YOUR TASK, HERE ARE THE EXACT STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE TO ACCOMPLISH IT. (WE) SHOULDN'T DO THAT ANYMORE. (INSTEAD) HERE'S THE OUTCOME I WANT; YOU FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THERE"
- Robert Brooks Brown, Commander of the United States Army Pacific