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Week 4: Pre-AP Curricula and Challenges of CS Teaching


  • Identify a variety of languages/approaches used in a Pre-AP HS course
  • Discuss which languages would work well and why more than one should be used
  • Discuss different approaches and syllabi for Pre-AP courses

Readings for Class Discussion


  • What are good introductory programming languages? [5 min]
    • Brainstorm a list
  • What are the benefits of each language? [15 min]
    • Are there certain topics/concepts when a certain language should be used?
  • Review different syllabi/course outlines for Pre-AP courses [15 min]


  • BlueJ download, installation, and tutorial.
mt2011/week4.txt · Last modified: 2011/01/30 12:39 by Tim Korb