Computer Science

Instructor, Jennifer Taylor

jtaylor@lebanon.k12.mo.us

417-657-6007

Ext. 7125

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE PLTW-OVERVIEW

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) offers a dynamic Computer Science high school program that provides students with real-world learning and hands-on experience. Students interested in computer science, programming, gaming, cybersecurity, and other applied math and science arenas will discover PLTW is an exciting portal into these industries. To complete the Project Lead the Way Computer Science program students will take a math and science course each year as well as: Computer Science Essentials 9th, Computer Science Principles 10th, Computer Science A 11th, Cybersecurity 12th.

 

Courses


COMPUTER SCIENCE ESSENTIALS (PLTW) (HC6241)
GRADE 9, 10 (1 CREDIT)
Academy: Business, Management, & Technology
Pathway: Information Technology
In PLTW Computer Science Essentials, students will experience the major topics, big ideas, and computational thinking practices used by computing professionals to solve problems and create value for others. Students will use a visual programming language and advance to text-based programming. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to apply computational thinking practices and collaborate just as computing professionals do to create products that address topics and problems important to them.

COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES (PLTW) (HC6242)
GRADE 10, 11, 12 (1 CREDIT)
Academy: Business, Management, & Technology
Pathway: Information Technology
Prerequisite: Project Lead The Way Computer Science Essentials (or instructor approval)
Using Python® as a primary tool and incorporating multiple platforms and languages for computation, this course aims to develop computational thinking, generate excitement about career paths that utilize computing, and introduce professional tools that foster creativity and collaboration. Computer Science Principles helps students develop programming expertise and explore the workings of the Internet. Projects and problems include app development, visualization of data, cybersecurity, and simulation.

COMPUTER SCIENCE A (PLTW) (HC6243)
GRADE 11 (1 CREDIT)
Academy: Business, Management, & Technology
Pathway: Information Technology
Prerequisite: Project Lead The Way Computer Science Essentials and Computer Science Principles (or instructor approval)
Develop and publish your own original apps for AndroidTM mobile devices! Use state of the art development tools to design apps that can have an impact in their communities. Create apps using Java and XML that can fully utilize all capabilities of mobile devices.

ROBOTICS (HC6189)
GRADE 9, 10 (½ CREDIT)
Academy: Industrial & Engineering Technology
Pathway: Manufacturing or Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
Students will explore the basic world of robotic engineering. Computations incorporating C programming, motors, sensors, manipulating arms, and mechanical devices are used to create various robots designed for specific purposes. Robots are built using the VEX robotics system. Students interested in computer science, engineering, or technical manufacturing are encouraged to enroll in this course. Students may enhance their skills and robot development through competitions associated with the LHS/LTCC Robotics Club.

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