Pilot testing the new AP CS definition

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
3 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Pilot testing the new AP CS definition

jelkner
Potentially important news for Python in education:

http://computinged.wordpress.com/2010/02/27/pilot-testing-the-new-ap-cs-definition/

I wonder if Larry (http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/snyder/) would
like help in either developing or testing his new course?

jeff elkner
_______________________________________________
Edu-sig mailing list
[hidden email]
http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/edu-sig
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Pilot testing the new AP CS definition

Helene Martin
I'm a UW graduate teaching high school CS in the Seattle area.  Larry
and I are trying to schedule a meeting this week to discuss how we can
collaborate.  I teach a Python-based course called Creative Computing.

Let me know if there are any messages you would like relayed in
person.  I'll definitely let him know that there's active interest in
helping out in this community.

If you're on here, hi Larry. =)

Hélène.
http://garfieldcs.com

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 7:42 AM, Jeff Elkner <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Potentially important news for Python in education:
>
> http://computinged.wordpress.com/2010/02/27/pilot-testing-the-new-ap-cs-definition/
>
> I wonder if Larry (http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/snyder/) would
> like help in either developing or testing his new course?
>
> jeff elkner
> _______________________________________________
> Edu-sig mailing list
> [hidden email]
> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/edu-sig
>
_______________________________________________
Edu-sig mailing list
[hidden email]
http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/edu-sig
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Pilot testing the new AP CS definition

kirby urner-4
Interesting thread.

If CS manages to stop being a mere elective, that would change the
dynamics.

In Oregon, the push is to fold anything worthwhile in CS into math
proper, as at least that counts towards a requirement (3 years of
math), whereas CS is highly dispensable when the budge ax cuts
(as it does so often -- the priority is replacing those helicopter
engines, thanks to sandstorms, am I right?).

If there's an activist CS community working to save this subject
at the high school level, we should learn more from this thread.

I'm pretty sure Singapore is positioned to beat the pants off of
the USA in this area, but I could be wrong.  Some states have
a budget.

Paying attention,

Kirby

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 9:38 AM, Helene Martin <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I'm a UW graduate teaching high school CS in the Seattle area.  Larry
> and I are trying to schedule a meeting this week to discuss how we can
> collaborate.  I teach a Python-based course called Creative Computing.
>
> Let me know if there are any messages you would like relayed in
> person.  I'll definitely let him know that there's active interest in
> helping out in this community.
>
> If you're on here, hi Larry. =)
>
> Hélène.
> http://garfieldcs.com
>
> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 7:42 AM, Jeff Elkner <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Potentially important news for Python in education:
>>
>> http://computinged.wordpress.com/2010/02/27/pilot-testing-the-new-ap-cs-definition/
>>
>> I wonder if Larry (http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/snyder/) would
>> like help in either developing or testing his new course?
>>
>> jeff elkner
_______________________________________________
Edu-sig mailing list
[hidden email]
http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/edu-sig