Presentations ISTE 2018

No Fear Coding in the Curriculum


This presentation is part of the ISTE - Computer Science Network Firehose. A variety of projects and resources will be shared on how teachers might integrate coding into their curriculum.

Presentations / Webinars by Heidi Williams 2011 to 2017

October 31st, 2017


Coding in the Curriculum (sySTEMnow Conference)

The ability to reason, think and problem solve are fundamental, 21st century skills that all students need. Through the use of computational thinking, students in grades K-12 can successfully learn how to decompose problems, helping them reason and think of solutions. This is vital work that will impact and help increase students' reading and math scores. This session will focus on the computational thinking and computer science that is already within these practices. Come join this interactive discovery and take away three ideas to start using computer science in your curriculum.

October 4th, 2017


Coding IN the Curriculum - webinar *only available for ISTE - International Society for Technology in Education members.     

(ISTE - Professional Development Series)

The ability to reason, think, use computational thinking and problem-solve are essential digital age skills. But to bring skills like computational thinking to learners, it’s important to understand what it is, and what it is not. In this webinar, administrators, curriculum directors, instructional coaches and teachers will hear about the accurate definition of computational thinking and make connections between computer science and how our own brains acquire and process new information.

April 20th, 2017


 60 Tools in 60 Minutes (School Library Journal in partnership with ISTE)

Get ready for a rapid-fire tool share in this next webcast in the SLJ/ISTE series. We’ll explore the best applications and gear for your school or library, including must-have multimedia content, cool coding platforms, and top choices for your maker space. 

May 8th, 2015


Measuring Mathematical Proficiency (Green Lake Math Conference)

Presented a session on how computational thinking and computer science can be tied back to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and Mathematical Practices.

June 2012


 GPS: Finding Your Way to Engaging Girls Programming in Scratch (ISTE student playground session) 

Heidi Williams put student presenters center stage to demonstrate how to engage girls in programming. This session focused on the gender differences that can be found when students tackle coding within a content area. 

June 2011


Producing & Using Games in the Classroom (ISTE Computer Teacher's Breakfast Forum)

Brought students who presented the use of Scratch ( and student-created content games as evidence of learning.  

Articles 2018

FETC 201: No Preschool Isn’t Too Young To Start Coding


Published by: Childcare Compliance

January 23, 2018

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K12 students code beyond computers


Published by: District Administration

Written by: Abby Spegman  

June, 2018

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Book Talk for AMSTI

Published by: AMSTI

Hosted by: Keith George

Educational Technology Specialist

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Articles 2017

CODE TALKERS: Pottstown Middle School 5th-graders learn computer coding at Google event


Published by: The Mercury News

Written by: Evan Brandt

May 16th, 2017

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Kindergartners Need to Learn Computer Coding, Author Urges Her Teaching Colleagues in New Book


Published by: EducationDive

Written by: ASPR

May 17th, 2017

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PBS Show Will Teach Preschoolers How To Think Like Computers


Published by: Ed Surge

Written by: Jenny Amabu

July 3rd, 2017

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Book Review | No Fear Coding: Computational Thinking Across the K-5 Curriculum


Published by: Ed Tech Round Up

Written by: Michael Karlin

July 11th, 2017

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ISTE’s 5 Tech Trends to Watch This School Year


Published by: EdTechTeam

September 10th, 2017

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