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Re: Joining my first SIG - Class Length

Zac Miller
I've just spent some time looking over your creative computing class.  I really like the webpage.  My first question would be how long are your classes?  Some of my biggest questions for my middle school group are how far along should they be after X weeks or Y months?  

-J. Zachary Miller



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You can see two versions of a Python course I've given in Seattle at a
public high school linked from
http://www.garfieldcs.com/creative-computing/  All resources are up
for grabs if they interest you unless attributed to others.  Happy to
discuss with you or others if interested.  It's been pretty popular
and I look forward to having two sections of it next semester.

On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Zac Miller <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hello!
>
> I've just joined this SIG, my first, and looked over a few of the archived threads from last few months.  My name is Zac Miller and I am currently teaching Python programming to college and middle school level students.
>
> I am curious if there are many K12 educators involved in this SIG?  I am looking for people to discuss my student's progress with and it seems to be hard to find others using Python in this setting.
>
> I am also considering putting together a talk proposal for PyCon 2011.  So far my ideas for a talk would be a brief introduction of myself and my experiences learning and teaching Python in the past year.  I attended PyCon 2010 as student.  Beyond that brief introduction I would like to discuss the state of programming in K12 education in the state of Georgia, as much of it as I have been able to untangle, and ideas for improving it.
>
> I've completed a few open record requests to the Georgia Department of Education pulling enrollment number for programming and computer science courses for the entire state.  What would make for an interested PyCon talk on K12 education involving Python?  Does anyone have similar data or a summary of programming education for another state they wouldn't mind sharing for me to use as comparison?  Anyone interested in doing a Panel proposal?
>
> Thanks!
>
> -J. Zachary Miller
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Re: Joining my first SIG - Class Length

Helene Martin
Monday, Tuesday and Friday periods are 55 minutes long and Wednesday
or Thursday periods are 110 minutes.

It's going to depend so much on the students' motivation and general
education level.  If you compare my fall and spring offerings, you'll
see that we got much farther in fall.  The spring group was generally
less energetic and had trouble keeping up so I took a little more
time.  I'm really grateful to have that flexibility!

On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 7:48 PM, Zac Miller <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I've just spent some time looking over your creative computing class.  I really like the webpage.  My first question would be how long are your classes?  Some of my biggest questions for my middle school group are how far along should they be after X weeks or Y months?
>
> -J. Zachary Miller
>
>
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Helene Martin [[hidden email]]
> Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2010 10:11 PM
> To: Zac Miller
> Cc: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [Edu-sig] Joining my first SIG
>
> You can see two versions of a Python course I've given in Seattle at a
> public high school linked from
> http://www.garfieldcs.com/creative-computing/  All resources are up
> for grabs if they interest you unless attributed to others.  Happy to
> discuss with you or others if interested.  It's been pretty popular
> and I look forward to having two sections of it next semester.
>
> On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Zac Miller <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Hello!
>>
>> I've just joined this SIG, my first, and looked over a few of the archived threads from last few months.  My name is Zac Miller and I am currently teaching Python programming to college and middle school level students.
>>
>> I am curious if there are many K12 educators involved in this SIG?  I am looking for people to discuss my student's progress with and it seems to be hard to find others using Python in this setting.
>>
>> I am also considering putting together a talk proposal for PyCon 2011.  So far my ideas for a talk would be a brief introduction of myself and my experiences learning and teaching Python in the past year.  I attended PyCon 2010 as student.  Beyond that brief introduction I would like to discuss the state of programming in K12 education in the state of Georgia, as much of it as I have been able to untangle, and ideas for improving it.
>>
>> I've completed a few open record requests to the Georgia Department of Education pulling enrollment number for programming and computer science courses for the entire state.  What would make for an interested PyCon talk on K12 education involving Python?  Does anyone have similar data or a summary of programming education for another state they wouldn't mind sharing for me to use as comparison?  Anyone interested in doing a Panel proposal?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> -J. Zachary Miller
>> _______________________________________________
>> Edu-sig mailing list
>> [hidden email]
>> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/edu-sig
>>
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