Dec. 15, 2022

Francisco Cervantes: Director of Creative Learning of the Scratch Foundation -527

Francisco Cervantes: Director of Creative Learning of the Scratch Foundation -527

Francisco Cervantes: Director of Creative Learning of the Scratch Foundation. This is episode 527 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Francisco has extensive experience researching, designing, and implementing educational resources ...


Francisco Cervantes: Director of Creative Learning of the Scratch Foundation. This is episode 527 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.

Francisco has extensive experience researching, designing, and implementing educational resources in K–12 computer science. Before joining the Scratch Foundation, Francisco served as the Director of HS/MS Computer Science Academics for NYC Department of Education’s CSforAll Team and earlier as a researcher with EDC's Center for Children and Technology.  

Francisco worked closely with ScratchEd’s Creative Computing Curriculum Guide while in these roles where he investigated how teachers designed learning experiences in computing education. He later worked with rural and tribal schools in Minnesota to build K-12 CS programs that support underrepresented students in computing.

Francisco is a California native and holds an M.A. in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy from New York University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include the development of computational fluency in young learners and the use of formal assessments in design-based learning environments. In his spare time, Francisco enjoys skateboarding and playing soccer.

A note about Scratch…

Scratch has become the world’s largest coding community for kids. In the past year alone, more than 200 million children interacted with Scratch.

So much to learn!

Awesome talk!

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Length - 34:56