The Novice’s Song of the Coding ABC’s

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As a novice in coding, I studied several resources: London Computing, CS Unplugged, Scratch, and Code Curriculum. As a classically trained musician reading music, learning the piece and interpretation with proper technique is the craft. To minimize the time commitment musicians study compositional forms and patterns. A Sonata Form is a distinct musical architecture which employs patterns and phrases. We expect certain recapitulations and sequences. I feel, despite my rough start in coding that this insight will help me to be more patient with myself. I did not become a harpist in one week. There were frustrations, plateaus and exponential jumps within my journey. But in the end, it was the diligent practice and perseverance that formed the backbone of my musical life. I shall keep that in mind while I “play” the ABC song of Scratch.

Author: drcowinj

Dr. Cowin is a visionary with executive and education experience who believes transformative leadership happens through cooperation plus collaboration resulting in personal and institutional transformation. Her values of integrity, ethics, innovation, empowerment of those less fortunate, diversity, and growth are encapsulated in her belief of “Service above Self.” She holds impeccable academic credentials as a Fulbright Scholar with two Masters Degrees and a Doctor of Education from Teachers College/Columbia University As the President of the Rotary Club of New York, Chief Marketing Officer of PeopleMovers® and former faculty, she brings over 25 five years of experience as an educator, tech innovator, entrepreneur and institutional leader in the areas of financial stewardship, governance, marketing, teaching and implementation of strategic partnerships. The principles of growth, differentiation, and adaptation guide her professional life. She believes in high ethical standards in her personal life and business, the recognition of the worthiness of all productive occupations, and the dignifying of each person's occupation as an opportunity to serve society. As a connector, she displays stamina, the ability to listen and reflect, diplomacy and a lifelong passion for education as the path to personal empowerment. Her extensive background in education, administration, not-for-profit leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to institutional success, technology innovation, and demonstrated ability to work with others provide her with unique skills and vertical networks locally and globally.

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