Archive for August 1, 2009

“You don’t have to program, you get to.”

Eugene Wallingford had a great blog post about a different way of thinking about student’s desire to build computational artifacts.  “Do I have to do much programming?”

You don’t have to program; you get to program.

August 1, 2009 at 10:32 am 3 comments

New LAUSD high school CS course curriculum

The curriculum for the new Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) high school course has just been posted on the Computer Science Teacher’s Assocation (CSTA) website. This is meant to be a pre-AP course.  Some of the big deal aspects of this course:

  • It was developed with support of CSTA and NSF by Jane Margolis, Gale Chapman, and Joanna Goode.
  • It’s the most detailed course created for dissemination, including day-by-day course plans.
  • The plan is for this course to “count toward college credit,” which makes it a model for AP and future courses.  (I’m not sure exactly how it counts.)

August 1, 2009 at 9:33 am 1 comment


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