CS for Teachers Spring 2020 Course Work: Revision

Please start your adventure by watching this video introduction to the course.

Here is a link to the archive of online class sessions.

And here is a link to the course syllabus.

Course Organization

 

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

 

Unit 0 - Setting the Table

 

In this (very brief) unit, we will be exploring the various components of the course and introducing ourselves to one another.

 

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

 

(you can find the ADVANCED version of this unit here)

In this unit, we will be exploring the (generally little known) rich history of computer science in education and started to play with some block based coding tools.

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


In this unit, now that you have acquired some experience with block based programming tools, you will be exploring text based coding, using a coding tool called Twine. Twine allows you to create and share interactive stories of all types. This unit will also feature a broad exposure to research into Computational Thinking.

(you can find the ADVANCED version of this unit here)

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

 

In this unit, we will use exploring the value of using data visualizations with our students and then using some programming tools such as Data Wrapper and R to visualize educational data. The focus here will be the usage of these tools in order to tell stories.

(you can find the ADVANCED version of this unit here)

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.

(you can find the ADVANCED version of this unit here)

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.

 

CS for Teachers Spring 2020

CS for Teachers Spring 2020

Here is the online home for CS for Teachers at Pace University for Spring 2020.

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