Full course description
UAA ED 565.512
1 credit, $104
Dates: Block A-Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24th & 25th 8am-4pm (Synchronous zoom sessions)
- Asynchronous work for the course continues May 31st-June 3rd
Instructors: Leola Rutherford
Description: Code.org's Middle School Computer Science Discoveries (CSD) is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem-solving, and fun. This class will focus primarily on Unit 1: Problem-Solving and Computing and is intended to help prepare ASD 6th and 7th Grade teachers in the Code.org CSD curriculum, but is not limited to ASD staff. Unit 1 introduces the problem-solving process through a series of puzzles, challenges, and real-world scenarios. Next, students learn how computers input, output, store, and process information to help humans solve problems. The unit concludes with a project in which students design an application that helps solve a problem.