Online Videos – Index of available videos
DVDs – Descriptions of our available DVDs
Interviews – List of interviews conducted and transcripts available
Topics – Matrix of Categories and Topics with links to videos and interview segments
About Us – Additional resources from and about the Children of the Code Project
Comments – Feedback and comments from Leaders in Literacy, Event Attendees, Event Organizers and web visitors
Events – Details on our live event offerings including keynote, seminars, workshops and conference presentations
Tours – Recommended COTC sequences for different groups (K12 leaders, Parents…)
Feedback – A form for sending comments and feedback to the Children of the Code project
Help – Returns to this page with instructions and notes
Search – Custom Google search for searching the site
Contact Us – A form for contacting us and requesting to be on our update email list
Info – A footer found on each page of site describing our Copyright policy

Our Goal

Our ultimate goal is to provide a completely indexed database of all of our interviews with multiple navigation mechanisms and metaphors.  As we publish more interviews we will also create summarizing articles and outlines that link to specific ‘meaning modules’ in each of the interviews. As the website develops, video segments will provide top level summaries of each of the modules of our work. Each key point in each video segment will be linked to more extensive information about that point in the text of our interviews or elsewhere on the web.  In addition, the text interviews will include links to the original video and/or audio content from which it was transcribed. We want the resulting site to be an easy to use learning resource for everyone interested in understanding the code and the challenges involved in learning to read it.

How We Conduct Interviews

We don’t approach our conversations like journalistic interviews. Rather our intention is to bring about mutually learning oriented inquiries.  We want to pull up alongside our interviewees and their work and see through their learning-lenses and share with them the lenses we are developing, including, the lenses of the other interviewees we have learned with. Our intention is to cross-pollinate learning in the domains we enter and share the overall learning journey with as many of you as are interested.

We want to share our interviewee’s story, particularly how they came to the perspective and acquired the knowledge they have in their domain of work. We want to share what is driving them – in their hearts as well as their minds – how they are learning as well as what they are learning.

In most cases we conduct a phone interview before the video interview. Though our ultimate intention is to share both, often our first exchange on the phone makes for better reading than the video interview which must focus on smaller ‘bites’ to support the television and DVD series.

How We Edit Interviews

These are candid conversations and we make no attempt to homogenize them into magazine articles. We want to share our interviewee’s humanness as well as their expertise and therefore we make only minimal edits to the transcripts.  We also want to share the give-and-take of exploring together rather than just the comparatively dry data.


Our use of bold, underline and italics is to emphasize our Children of the Code sense of the important points. Such emphasis may or may not be intended on the part of the interviewee.


Caveat:  Note about interviews: Participation in a Children of the Code interview does not constitute or imply an endorsement of the Children of the Code project or documentary by the interviewee. Conversely, including an interview does not constitute or imply an endorsement of the views, organizations, books or products of the interviewee, other than as explicitly stated, by the Children of the Code Project and documentary.

Interview Dates for Citation