Terri Reeves - Interview

Mrs. Terri O Reeves
Mrs. Terri O Reeves
teacher
Somerville, TN, US

PostedOctober 27, 2015 AT 4:43 AM

  • What is the ITEEA Membership Goal?
    Thank you for the wonderful website ITEEA is providing because it has definitely helped me out tremendously!! After participating in the Hour of Code for the first time in the 2013-2014 school year, I started looking around at the programming opportunities in my county. No school, public or private, offered any type of computer programming. Without a programming background I begged my principal to please allow me to teach programming to our students. We began these classed this year! Your website has provided so much help to me. I signed up and was chosen to participate in your ITEEA’s National Automated Device Challenge this past summer. It was a great learning experience for me! After participating and becoming familiar with the Raspberry Pi I went to the Raspberry Pi website. Ben Nuttall, Raspberry Pi Education Developer Advocate, was getting ready to conduct a USA Tour. I emailed and invited him even though my school was located miles away from his original tour plan. This past fall he visited my school and presented to my computer classes-Ben also donated 4 Raspberry Pis to my classroom. (This all happened because ITEEA allowed me to participate in the National Automated Device Challenge and learn about the Raspberry Pi!) This past February ITEEA sent a 3D printer to my school for the summer participation. What an unbelievable opportunity you guys have provided for my students in this poor and rural county!! Thank you SO MUCH!