Innovation’s Dynamic Digital Duo – Hackathon Winners!

Matt Boyle and Sean Pawelec team up to engage in great digital projects – they spearheaded the introduction of the NYC DOE Software Engineering Program (SEP) to Innovation – the only charter school in the City to be included so far in this comprehensive computer science program – and this year they scored another first when they brought the Advance Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles course to our classrooms.
On January 30, 2015, Matt and Sean spoke about teaching AP computer science principles at Teach for America, and they were Tweeted and Retweeted!

Matt - Sean Tweet
On February 1, 2016,  the dynamic digital duo participated in a hackathon at NYU Polytech in downtown Brooklyn. Science teachers from around the city competed to design an original, useful tool for all schools participating in SEP and AP Computer Science. Together with a colleague form the Bronx, they created a Google Form-based online assessment tool for the AP computer science class that utilized FormMule, a google add-on that automates personalized feedback based on sheet data! The outcome? They won “Best Overall” at the hackathon and walked away with a trophy! Our Digital Duo also got to meet Phil Weinberg, the Deputy Chancellor for Teaching and Learning for the NYC DOE.