Leadership Exchange
at ISTELive 21
Creative Constructor
Lab Virtual
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit
WHEN: Monday, October 8, 10:45–11:30 am

WHERE: WSU Community Arts Building Auditorium

Closing Keynote: Brian Aspinall

Brian Aspinall, York University

Session description

21st century learning requires students to create, collaborate & think critically. Progress "STEM's" directly from immediate feedback and a personalized learning platform. Coding forces students to problem solve, make mistakes and overcome barriers because programs can only run if written correctly.


Brian is a elementary teacher and university instructor on a mission to expose as many kids as he can to coding and computer science. In this passionate talk, he makes a case for the importance of exposing youth to the principles of coding and computational thinking to prepare them for a rapidly changing future.

Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Mac, PC, Chromebook
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
  • Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources and diagnose and troubleshoot technology issues.

Digital tote resources

Description: Teacher, Speaker, Coder, Maker - Brian Aspinall - Blog
Award winning educator and author of Code Breaker
York University