The Observatory

by Codeverse

Instructor Profile: Meet Alexa!

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Alexa Hunt joined the Codeverse team in July of 2017, shortly after we opened our first location! In the months she's spent with us so far, Alexa has helped our students create dozens of games, apps, and lighting programs! Read on to find out more about this amazing Codeverse instructor:

Q: What is your favorite thing about working for Codeverse?

A: My favorite thing about working for Codeverse is being able to see the genuine excitement of the faces of kids who have completed their own unique game! It is so great to facilitate the kids’ growth and see them take ownership of their learning. I love when the kids get to share their projects with each other and their parents and have a blast testing their apps out!

Q: Can you give a brief summary of your academic or professional experience with teaching or computer science?

A: I graduated DePaul University in 2008 and have a bachelor in Communication. I received my Professional Educators License through Chicago Teaching Fellows. I have my Learning Behavior Specialist and English as a Second Language endorsements.

I currently work for Chicago Public Schools and I have worked in elementary education since I graduated college. I started out as a teaching assistant, and then worked as a school technology coordinator for many years. I have been currently working as a special education math and science teacher for the past four years. I love to incorporate technology into my lessons in the classroom to support my fabulous 21st century learners!

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Q: Why do you love working with kids?

A: Kids make work fun! Every day is exciting and new, and I find myself growing in so many ways. Working with kids lets me experience so much joy, laughter, honesty, and creativity. It's great that Codeverse gives kids the opportunity to receive individualized instruction due to our small instructor-to-student ratios. Every single day is a rewarding experience, and it definitely keeps me on my toes!

Q: What advice would you give to a parent whose child is interested in coding?

A: I would encourage giving your child opportunities to experience coding because there are so many benefits! Coding encourages critical thinking and problem solving, and it builds self-esteem. Let’s also not forget that it is super fun!

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