Middle Grade Coding

  • Name:

    Middle Grade Coding (CS2)

  • Department:

    Elective

  • Semesters:

    1 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    None

Middle Grade Coding

Description:

In this introduction to coding, students will learn all about the technology they use in their day-to-day lives and explore how the Internet functions. Students will build their knowledge of algorithms, programming constructs, and program design to create their own code. They will discover how to solve problems with code while dabbling with Logo Interpreter, Tynker and Python.

FROM THE TEACHER

Did you know that you use Computer Science and Coding in many different careers? Healthcare Facilities use it ensure privacy for medical records. Weather Forecasters develop code and interpret models that help predict hurricane behaviors. Retail Establishments use code to analyze data, predict trends, and improve inventory management. Steve Jobs said everyone in this country should learn to code because it teaches you how to think. With this interactive program, students will learn the basics of computer programming and how to use computer science themes. The use of computer science themes strengthens the development of ideas and recognizes the continual construction of knowledge by using the following tools: algorithms, data, abstraction, computing practice and programming. Throughout the course, students will develop the skills of a computer scientist through the development of computational thinking practices such as creativity, collaboration, communication, persistence, and problem solving. Can’t wait to start coding with you!

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Student Feedback

Teacher’s feedback was able to clarify instruction well and assist in my learning.

I love coding!

The curriculum was well organized. I never felt as though I was lost with it.

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