• High School Computer Science Syllabus 2021-22

     

    Instructor:

    Mr. Boeser (Bo-sir) • McKinley CLA• 314-773-0027 • Brian.Boeser@slps.org

    Room G080 (basement floor center)

    Planning Periods: A days (M,W) 7:10-8:25am, B days (T, Th) 9:50-11:05am

     

    Course Description:

    This course will introduce the students to computer coding.  It will prepare the students for more complex coding programs in the future. We use an online service Code.org – Computer Science Principles in which we will complete modules 3-8, 1, and 10 in that order. A complete breakdown of each of these modules can be found at the link below:

     

     

    Unit #

    Title

    Assessment/Project Due date (week of)

    3

    Intro to App Design

    9/27/21

    4

    Variables, Conditionals, and Functions

    11/15/21

    5

    Lists, Loops, and Traversals

    1/24/22

    6

    Algorithms

    2/14/22

    7

    Parameters, Return, and Libraries

    3/28/22

    8

    Create a Performance Task (PT) prep

    4/25/22

    1

    Digital Information

    5/16/22

    10

    Cybersecurity and Global Impacts

    TBD

     

    ***       Note: All due dates are subject to change, the above is an approximation

     

    Course Rationale:

    The aim is to begin developing key skills that can be integrated into math and language arts curriculum to enhance logical reasoning, organizational, and collaboration skills. These skills will provide students a stronger base in STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math) courses.

     

    Academic Honesty Policy:

    Sanctions for breaches in academic integrity may range, depending on the severity of the offense from an “F” grade on an assignment or test to an “F” in the course. Severe cases and/or repeat offenses of academic dishonesty may also result in more severe disciplinary sanctions up to and including suspension or expulsion as determined by the administration team.

     

    Evaluations of Students:

    Assessment is a way of measuring what students know and defining what is important for students to learn. It is an integral part of the learning process and occurs throughout instruction. A variety of alternative assessment methods are used for student evaluation that may include, but are not limited to the following:

     

    • Teacher observation of student
    • Teacher/student generated tests and quizzes
    • Class participation
    • Projects
    • Demonstrations
    • Explorations
    • Unexcused late assignments will receive half credit

     

     

    Classroom Rules:

    • Be Respectful – self, others, rules, property
    • No eating in class – two exceptions, water away from computers and individual candies
    • Follow Directions

     

    Cellphone use is strictly prohibited in the classroom:

    Cell phones will be confiscated from students after a verbal warning is logged, per administrative policy

     

    Grades:

     

    A: 100 – 90      B: 89 – 80         C: 79 – 70        D: 69 – 60        F: < 60

     

    Participation (10%): General Class Participation, Respect for Class Rules, Staying on Task, & Attendance

    Classwork (40%): Do Now’s, Exit Slips, Daily Assignments, Peer Reviews, Peer Reflections

    Projects / Assessments (50%): End of Unit Projects

     

    Classroom Materials:

    • Notebook: (Optional)
    • Pen / Pencil: (Mandatory)
    • E-mail account: (Mandatory)