Hey Siri! How Did you Do That? ft. Dr. Julie Mueller (Laurier)

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Our world has become increasingly complex with most day to day decisions requiring at least some digital literacy. Computational Thinking, or an approach to problem solving that uses a logical framework that allows a computer to solve the problem, has become a fundamental skill for learning and future success. This talk will explore what skills are required for this type of thinking and how they are represented across the elementary curriculum and in teacher preparation.

Dr. Julie Mueller is a Professor and Associate Dean with the Faculty of Education at Laurier.

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Stephen G. Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada
Dr. Marc Spooner
Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Regina

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.