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ASDSA 2022: Computer Science Discoveries Unit 1 is a Course

ASDSA 2022: Computer Science Discoveries Unit 1

1 credit

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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:'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 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.