Computer Science

Yeager Middle School 8th grade Computer Science Course Syllabus 2018 – 2019

Tenea.London@dcssga.org

http://yeager.dcm.schoolinsites.com/admin/Second.asp

 

Teacher Name: Ms. Tenea London

Planning Periods: 6th & 7th periods

Tutoring Times: 10:11 – 11:08, 1:08 – 2:05, by appointment

 

Goal:  . With computing being fundamental to understanding and being a part of society, it is considered a valuable resource that  every student should learn in an effort to become an active part of modern day society.  Through this course the students will learn to view the world with a critical sense of awareness, they will practice using problem solving skills, and they will learn the value of having a voice in societal issues.  Computer science will allow students to be active as well as informed steak holders within our technological society.  Through this Computer science course students will be introduced to different technological careers as well as gain skill training to move forward in this area.

Content:   Unit 1 Problem Solving                                      Grading Weights:  50% Classwork
                  
Unit 2 Web Development                                                                  40% Assessments/CDAs
                  Unit 3 Animation and Game                                                              10% Homework

                                                                                                   
Grading Scale:   A=100-90    
                             B=89-80
                             C= 79-71     
                             D=70     F=69 and below
                                                                            

 Textbook:  None                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 STEM Notebook: The students will keep all assignments for each unit of study in the STEM section of their binder. The notebook will be used as a reference guide for daily activities, which includes classwork and homework.  

Late Work Procedure:  Late work will be accepted one school day after the due date and assessed a penalty of 20 points. All extended projects will be graded based on the guidelines in the grading rubric for each project. 

 Make Up Work Procedure:  If a student must be absent, it is his/her responsibility to obtain make-up work and complete it in a reasonable amount of time, with a minimum of 3 days for each day absent.  If a student needs to make up an assignment that must be completed in the classroom, they should come before school, during homeroom, or during connections break. 

 Homework:  When homework is assigned, it is due the next day.  In this class we will be working through Code.org and anything that is not completed in class the student can complete at home. 

General Expectations

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Specific Expectations

Be prepared for class with all materials

Follow directions the first time given

Raise your hand before speaking

Follow all classroom and school procedures

Academic Dishonesty:  Plagiarism, taking someone else’s work and identifying it as your own, is not allowed.  When this occurs, a parent will be contacted and the student will earn a zero.  The student may earn a 50 if they acceptably complete the assignment within a week of parent contact.

 I have reviewed the 8th Grade STEM Computer Science Syllabus with my child and we understand the procedures and expectations.  My child will keep this syllabus form in his/her STEM Computer Science notebook. 

 

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