CSTA

Computer Science Standards

Why Computer Science?

Why Computer Science? This week is National Computer Science Week, celebrated across the country with Hour of Code.  As our world increasingly uses technology, understanding how it works, and how we can use it to solve problems, becomes increasingly more important.   The growth of jobs that depend on computer science knowledge is increasing- in…

New Mobile Computer Science Apps Course at PHS

Starting next year at Piedmont High School, a new computer science course, Mobile Computer Science Principles, will be offered to students. The course focuses on learning computer science concepts while designing mobile apps that promote social good and serve a purpose in the community. Students will be encouraged to think outside the box, developing skills in problem solving…

Preparing Students for the Age of Technology- Education Speaker Series 9/30/2014

The first Education Speaker Series topic brought four locals to Alan Harvey Theater on September 30th to discuss preparing students for our age where technology is so pervasive. Ali Partovi, co-founder of Code.org, addressed misconceptions of STEM and computer science. Dion Lim addressed the challenges of parenting in the Age of Technology. Local Kurt Fleischer…

Hour of Code, for Teachers

Last year over half of PUSD students participated in the Hour of Code, an introduction to programming and computational thinking. As part of the Education Speaker Series, Ali Partovi, co-founder of Code.org, will be talking about coding, how it compliments our math and science instruction, what free curriculum available, and will walk us through some…