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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

This will be my 16th year teaching middle school, my 15th 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.  This will be my third year teaching only Computer Science to grades 6-8 using the Code.org Computer Science Discoveries and Computer Science Fundamentals programs.  

 

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.

I believe it is important for all students to have some exposure to computer science since so many aspects of our daily lives are dependent on technology related to computer science, programming, apps, software, etc, and that understanding how our technology works will make our lives easier and perhaps lead  some of my students to careers in technology related fields!

  • 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, physical computing and artifical intelligence and machine learning.

    Grading: 40% Classwork, 30% Quizzes, 30% Projects