Phone: (910) 353-2147
Degrees and Certifications:
MAEd in Instructional Technology BA Computer Science ASAST Electronics Technology Certifications: 6-9 Science 6-12 Math 6-12 Technology 077 Instructional Technologist Computer Endorsement
Mrs. Sally Schmitt
I have been teaching middle school for 15 years, 14 at Hunters Creek Middle School. My first 8 years were teaching various combinations of Math 1 (High School course), 8th grade Math, 8th grade Science, and 7th grade Science. I spent the next 5 years teaching Technology with the Paxton Patterson STEM Lab, where I was able to add Computer Science to the curriculum for 8th and 7th graders. For the past two years I have been teaching only Computer Science to grades 6-8 using the Code.org Computer Science Discoveries and Computer Science Fundamentals programs. In addition, I am a Code.org Computer Science Discoveries Facilitator, a position in which I train teachers to teach the Computer Science Discoveries program.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Education in Instructional Technology, a BA in Computer Science and an ASAST in Electronics Technology. I served four year in the United States Coast Guard as an Electronics Technician, primarily on board the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma in charge of maintenance and repair of all transceivers and cryptographic equipment as well as all associated peripheral equipment.
Computer Science Courses (All courses are listed as Computer Science Discoveries on student schedules.)
6th Grade: Computer Science Fundamentals:
Designed to be fun and engaging, Code.org’s progression of Computer Science Fundamentals courses blend online and "unplugged" non-computer activities to teach students computational thinking, problem solving, programming concepts and digital citizenship.
7th and 8th Grade: Computer Science Discoveries:
Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory course that empowers students to engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun! Students learn various computer science topics such as computer basics, problem solving, webpage design, game design, and physical computing.
Grading: 40% Classwork, 30% Quizzes, 30% Projects