Back to school: more students, more choices
Original post made on Aug 25, 2011
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on Aug 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm
Excellent, AP Physics, where is the Computer Programming being taught? Highschool or Middle School?
on Aug 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm
Middle school has a great new class - called Math Support (or Language Art support) to help the students have some small group help from a teacher without extra homework.
What great "out of the box" thinking!
on Aug 25, 2011 at 10:29 pm
The AP Physics courses are a step in the right direction, but even more useful would be self-directed research... too much focus on preparing for college by getting credits for college. Preparing for college should also include self-paced work without nightly homework, but rather broad, yet challenging goals. Does something like this exist in MVLA?
Computer programming? I remember learning Applesoft II BASIC in 1980 in 4th grade... First programming class in high school (PASCAL). Been a LONG time since I used either of those! My experience has been that too much focus is typically placed on the dialect (programming language) rather than the foundational concepts of computing (e.g. finite state machines) and programming in general (e.g OO, procedural and functional programming).
Glad to see they are emphasizing science/tech, hope that is not the extent of the offerings though.