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April 15th 2015: Reading. Writing Ruby on Rails... Why Elementary School Cant Ignore High-Tech Skills

As the global knowledge economy transforms the nature of work and the skills that are required for success, a new breed of educators argue that children should learn technical skills at a young age. How early should children begin writing computer code? “Kindergarten,” says Dr. Allen Selis. Selis believes that American schools are at risk of creating a generation of students who are functionally illiterate in the fields of computer programming, engineering and design. In response, Dr. Selis launched Tech EdVentures, a Dallas-based educational technology company that specializes in coding for

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Allen Selis

Dr. Selis holds a BA in History from Dartmouth College, cum laude. In 2010 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Curriculum Theory and Development by the University of Maryland. While he’s not teaching or brushing up on his Python skills, Allen spends time biking, hiking and kayaking.
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