J. Philip East ("Retired")

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Even though I am retired, I am currently developing and teaching TLP—Teaching and Learning Programming—to our RPP grant participants (see the logo for CS-Ed @ UNI page for more information.

We (Sarah, Ben, and I) are also working to expand the program to other portions of the state, and perhaps beyond.


The only really bad part of teaching is granding, particularly the old fashioned kind (mark it and put a score on it). I'm (still :-) hoping to figure out some way to make grading more learning-centered and less onerous. Until then, I'm behind in grading.


I am currently trying to learn from Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. I recommend it.

I read science fiction a lot and repeatedly. Currently reading The Patternist collection by Octavia Butler.

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