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Computer Science Principles a lesson
Principles. Computer? Science. a lesson
Engage: Warm-up On your notepad, answer the question: How many computers are there in the room? Think, pair, share.
Explore: Posting Examples Directions: 1.Write down examples of computers on post-its. 2.Stick them to a poster paper. 3.Place poster up on a wall.
Posting Examples, cont’d Directions: 4.Go to another group’s poster. 5.Create three sections: No, Maybe, Yes 6.Reposition post-its into the three sections.
Explain: Computer? Discuss: 1.What is a computer? What is computational thinking? 2.Formalize your answer into a definition. 3.Write definition on a poster. Share it.
Reinventing the CS Class: Computer Science Principles Pat Yongpradit
What is CS Principles?
CreativityAbstraction DataAlgorithms Internet Impact Programming
CS Principles Philosophy More than just content… It’s about how kids learn How the teacher teaches How computer scientists work Attitudes Behaviors Language Skills
Performance Assessment Three performance tasks: – Data – Internet – Programming
Pilot Timeline Pilot I (5 universities) Pilot II (9 universities, 10 HS) Pilot III (2 universities, 4 HS) Years 1-3 of Pilot Phase II First exams offered
What is computational thinking? Connecting Computing Computational Artifacts Abstracting Analyzing problems Communicating Collaborating
CS P: 3 Pillars Content EquityInquiry
CS P and the 5 E’s Inquiry in the CS Class
Engage CS P and the 5 E’s Warm-up: Q: How many computers are in the room?
Engage Explore CS P and the 5 E’s Directions: 1.Post examples of computers. 2.Share with another group. 3.Categorize into No, Maybe, Yes.
Engage Explore Explain CS P and the 5 E’s Discuss: Q: What is a computer? What is computing? What is computational thinking? Formalize an answer using activity. Share.
Engage Explore Explain Elaborate CS P and the 5 E’s Directions: 1.Take a tour of the school and list items that fit your definition and that don’t. 2.Look through your home…
Engage Explore Explain Elaborate Evaluate CS P and the 5 E’s Rubric (10 pts) Definition based on activity results3 pts. School items listed and explained3 pts. Home items listed and explained4 pts. Total:_____
Engage Explore Explain Elaborate Evaluate CS P and the 5 E’s Exit Card (5 pts) Is a person a computer? Support your answer using today’s experience.
Summary: CS Principles Meets the Needs
1 in 10 Schools offer Computer Science
1 in 20 High Schools are certified to offer AP CS (2011)
CS Principles is designed to… Increase Exposure to CS
The year that current 9 th graders will graduate from college 2020
1,000,000 More computing jobs than CS students in 2020
#1#1 Where the DC area ranks in IT hiring
CS Principles is designed to… Boost the CS job pipeline.
19 Percent of AP CS exam-takers were female, lowest of any AP course.
CS Principles is designed to… Improve Diversity in CS
How does MD prepare? CS 10K Project Statewide Implementation Plan
Plan 1.Master Teacher workshops 2.Curriculum work 3.Training Materials 4.Apprentice Teacher workshops 5.Online collaboration and PLC 6.Train the Trainer