Prerequisite: None, prior programming experience recommended
Offered: Online School for Girls and Online Independent School, School Year (September 2016 – May 2017)
Computer science and computing technologies are everywhere, and used in just about every imaginable occupation. This collaborative, learner-centered course will investigate the “big ideas” found in our digital world such as the creativity in finding solutions to authentic problems, how data and information are used to forecast events and predict behaviors, and the global impacts of technology and the Internet. Students will explore the current state of technology and its role in our everyday lives, and develop their skills in computational thinking, logical reasoning, and describing processes through algorithms and pseudocode. They will create computer programs that serve useful functions, explore the different means of representing information digitally, and discover new knowledge through the use of large data sets. Finally, students will demonstrate their learning by creating a portfolio of their work for submission to the College Board.
**Approved by College Board, NCAA, and UC
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