Computer Science

Hello My Name Is...

<Mrs. Popovich>


 

I graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Middle School Education. I went on to earn my Masters in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University. I taught science for 11 years before switching to teach Computer Science using PLTW curriculum.

What is PLTW?
PLTW is an organization focused on empowering students and transforming the teaching experience – a proud tradition from the start of the organization that continues today. Since 1997, we have grown from a high school engineering program to offering comprehensive PreK-12 pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.  

Computer Science Curriculum 2018-2019

6th Grade - Students will learn the basics of coding using program CS First by Google in conjunction with Scratch. Students will be given an introduction to Algorithm writing and MIT App Inventor as well. 

7th Grade Computer Science for Innovators and Makers will center on physical computing projects that bring programming out of the virtual environment and into the physical world. Throughout the unit, students will design and develop programmed devices along with the code that brings them to life. These personally relevant, visible, tangible, and shareable creations promote student awareness of interactive systems and broaden their understanding of abstract computer science concepts.Examples of physical computing projects students might design include interactive art, wearable technology, and mechanical devices, like this pill dispenser. They involve objects, systems, or installations that interact with their environment through sensors (input) and actuators (output). Physical computing projects will be controlled by a micro bit. 

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