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Re: [codecrewny] Re: Intro JavaScript workshop this weekend

From: Angela
Sent on: Thursday, May 9, 2013 8:49 AM
This looks like a great group.  Looking forward to attending meet-ups but won't be making this weekend due to finals.  If it gets recorded let us know that would be great.

Angela

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On May 9, 2013, at 2:31 AM, Toti <[address removed]> wrote:

Couldn't agree more Chris... having a dedicated mentor to help a pupil smoothen the path of their learning curve, is still on of the best methods there is to learn something. 

That said I must admit that's a luxury that isn't always possible not limited to what the costs of a similar mentor would be, but also because of the time and space limitations intrinsic to in-person mentoring as there is only so much time a mentor can spend on a reasonable amount of students within a set timeframe. 

Educational video resources (albeit lacking the plus of personal guidance and interaction), will be "record once, playback many" and will free precious mentor's time. The videos will serve as main lesson and later reference material to be consulted anytime and as needed (much like books have been traditionally used in schools) so that teachers can make better and more efficient use of their time and help a larger number of students.

The videos won't completely replace in-person classes, but will be an important resource to teaching and learning as today's proliferation of free shared videos indicates. I imagine student who will take video courses to familiarize themselves with the basic and to refresh knowledge when they already got the basic and are in more advanced stages or the learning path. Then they will review what they learnt through study groups and with experienced teachers or more advanced users who can provide furthering of knowledge within collaborative groups.

Sorry hope didn't go too off topic... this is a topic I care about (as you may have already guessed) ;D

Thank you for the info about Thinkful, that's a great initiative and a step in the right direction for what affordable learning should become in the near future :)

Toti


On May 8, 2013, at 11:39 PM, Christopher Bian wrote:

Ah, you guys rock! This is going to be so awesome. Toti, that's a great idea, and you may actually want to look into a company called Thinkful. It's started by a Thiel Fellow who believes code is taught best with a mentor/personal guidance. They focus on more front-end dev though, which is why There are great resources online, but I can't speak to how much it helps to be around the people that live and breathe it.

So looking forward to this, please let me know how to help make it happen. Thanks everyone!

-Chris


On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 11:27 PM, Toti <[address removed]> wrote:
Hey Andy that sounds super! 

Looking forward to it and if you guys need help with anything organization-related (and non), you got a volunteer ;) 
Also if you want to record the session on video let me know, I could bring some gear (given the previous comment I thought I'd ask). 

Thanks Andy+Trevor & Felicia+Jamal!
Toti

On May 8, 2013, at 11:09 PM, Andy J. Tzou wrote:

Hello Swabbies,

Re: JavaScript workshop, holy cow you guys didn't make it rain you made it flood. I got more responses from you than the typical entire class size for this workshop! 

In light of this I'd love to do a special session just for CodeCrew. My partners Trevor and Brian believe in what CodeCrew is trying to do and would love the opportunity to come do a 1-day workshop with just CodeCrew folks, gratis. We do currently have a more immersive curriculum in the works that aims to partner with students from beginner to competent web developer, front to backend full-stack JavaScript -- but this isn't quite baked yet. :) In the meantime we'd love to demonstrate to CodeCrew what we're capable of and our unique approach to learning.

@Felicia and Jamal -- If you think it would be possible to host me and the NodeLingo boys from 10am to 4pm for an intensive hands-on workshop we'd be honored, again free of charge. Saturday May 18th or Sunday May 19th look wide open for us.

Thanks guys,

Andy 


On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 9:34 AM, Andy J. Tzou <[address removed]> wrote:
Hey guys -- it was great meeting some of you this weekend @ Alley. Thanks @Felicia and @Jamal for hosting us! For those of you brand-new to JavaScript and interested in front end development, my GA workshop is taking place this weekend:
https://generalassemb.ly/education/introduction-to-javascript-weekend-workshop/new-york-city/1661

If it's just a small handful of you I can get you in gratis -- but if it's a grip of you I think I'd get on GA's shetlist since they take half the proceeds. :(

I'm an engineer @ Google doing front-end JavaScript, would love to see some of you. Please email me if you're interested and we'll go from there!

Andy





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