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Computer Science Principles Syllabus for CS Principles

Mr. Crowley - Room 102

Email: wcrowley@highland.k12.in.us


Course Description: Students work in teams to develop computational thinking and solve problems. Structured activities progress to open-ended projects and problems that require planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills. Problems aim for ground-level entry with no ceiling: all students can successfully engage the problems while students showing greater achievement are challenged to work further. There are five primary course objectives.

• To develop problem solving and computational thinking skills

• To generate excitement about the field of computing

• To introduce computational tools that foster creativity

• To build awareness of career opportunities in all fields for people with computational skills

• To consider issues raised by the present and future societal impact of computing