CS for Teachers Spring 2019 Course Work - ADVANCED: Revision

Course Organization

The course is organized into a set of five interconnected units. They are:


Unit 1 – Software takes Command: A history and future of computer science in education

In this unit, we will be exploring the (generally little known) rich history of computer science in education.


Unit 2 – Code is Poetry: An introduction to programming languages and logic

In this unit, you will be exploring a set of block based programming tools, such as Scratch and Turtle Blocks, as well as soon text based programming languages such as Processing and Twine, as a way of entering into the world of and key concepts comprising computer science. This unit will also feature a broad exposure to literacy theories, practices, and strategies.


Unit 3 – Beautiful Evidence: Using data visualization to make sense of information

In this unit, we will use programming tools such as Data Wrapper and R to visualize data of all sorts. The focus here will be the usage of these tools in order to tell stories.


Unit 4 – Break It to Make It: Learning about maker spaces through robotics

In this unit, we go beyond the digital world to the physical world, by programming robots and other interactive devices.


Unit 5 – Putting it all together. Showing what you know.

In this unit, we will be putting together all that we have learned about computer science as a set of literacies and how we can put this this new knowledge and skills into practice in schools and classrooms.


Computer Science for Teachers Spring 2019

Computer Science for Teachers Spring 2019

Here is the online home for CS for Teachers at Pace University for Spring 2019.