Paul Watts and Victoria Ramon have paired up to create “Life in Code”, a web video series telling the stories of women and minorities becoming computer geeks. The video series will consist of 12 five minute episodes in its first season with interviews from six different women. I watched the embedded in video, in the following article, and it was inspiring. Timely and worthy effort, thank you Paul Watts and Victoria Ramon. Read the article by Taylor Soper in Geek Wire here.
Too often policy makers are focusing their concerns on the bottom 20% of students around the world. In an article by Nicholas Carlson in Business Insider entitled “The 10 Smartest Kids In The World (And The Problems They Can Solve). Carlson provides a brief bio on the 10 smartest kids in the world identified by Brilliant.org. Brillant.org identified 10 of the smartest kids in the world. Brilliant.org is a website where anyone can be challenged to solve difficult math and science questions in a weekly olympiad-style challenge. Brilliant CEO Sue Khim would like to find the “underserved” geniuses around the world, and help provide them with an education by introducing these individuals to top educators and educational institutions. I’m going to take this a step further, and suggest that we focus on providing all the math and science teachers of the world quality teacher training and experiences that will help them to become top educators. Thus, providing all students with a top-knotch educational experience. Read the entire article here in Business Insider.